Long rant, includes comparisons to the furry community
It destroyed a decent chunk of my faith in humanity because I realised how entitled, myopic and abusive so many people can be and use a special status to get away with it, and how autogynephilia's pervasiveness in the trans community, masking as genuine trans activism, was actually a real thing.
I understand the need for trans activism--its something there is a lot of stigma against, there will be activists til it's normalised in society as a thing some people need (after EXTENSIVE psych analysis and counselling).
But my god these activists need to clean house. I am seeing the same problem as with furries.
Someone in the zoosadism thread pointed out that furries never figured out a decent identity, who should and shouldn't be classified as a part of the community in the early days. everyone got lumped in together and it never properly got sorted out.
Meanwhile, most of them genuinely aren't zoophiles or zoosadists, but where are zoophiles and zoosadists going to be drawn? A community of people who like animals, some of whom like sexualising anthropomorphicized versions of those animals.
By the time some of the "popufurs" were known to also be into zoophilia, zoosadism, cub porn, etc, they were too entrenched in the community. Instead of initiating a purge, burn, and salt the earth mentality, and repeating it every time it was necessary in order to root out these unethical, illegal, psychopathic abusive and honestly horrifying behaviours and people, the furry community makes some attempts but then eventually just gives up tries to cover it up, excuse it or ignore it. Because there is safety in numbers and a community reputation to think of.
They prefer a larger community with a louder voice, rather than a smaller one that might have a smaller voice but is also free of sick abusive manipulative fucks.
Tell me that doesn't sound like the trans community and their autogynephilia problem. The only difference is that autogynephilia isn't illegal while animal abuse is, so its easier to camouflage getting turned on by your feminised body as just a normal part of being trans. And they can use moralising arguments and shaming much more effectively.
I cannot respect that lack of integrity and the group-think and control.
As I am someone who just wants everyone to be happy and treat each other with respect and acknowledge each others' human rights... the realisation that what I call progressive social justice would now be called right-wing oppression by SJWs is just mind-boggling to me.
Never thought I would be a person who used a word like troon but it's increasingly hard to not use because now I understand with the stereotype comes from, and if a person says theyre trans but also displays some particular characteristics, I can't help but think... yeah, that's a troon.
The Geek Social Fallacies strike again. When you never take out the trash, it piles up and starts to reek.