An oppressed group having to endure the slings and arrows of a bigoted society is nothing new.
They fight against it, but at least most people acknowledge the struggle.
Which may be why it's so frustrating when someone reduces it to being "too sensitive."
Such was the case with Twitter user V or @TheJustinAllenn who posted:
"the lgbt community is entirely way too sensitive"
It's no secret that members of the LGBTQ+ community have to fight daily for their right just to exist.
The number of reported hate crimes are on the rise and one in five LGBTQ people say they experienced a hate crime. While we like to think we're past it, this country still sees gay and trans people murdered for just existing.
It was time to let this Twitter user know the facts.
LGBTQ youth are at a significantly higher risk of suicide attempts. In general, they are more than three times as likely as non-LGBTQ kids to try, while transgender youth attempt it at six times the rate of their cisgender, heterosexual peers.
Meanwhile politicians keep trying to legislate their very existence away.
Just two days ago, President Trump's transgender ban in the military was allowed to go through while the order is argued in courts. Meanwhile, Utah is trying to prevent transgender people from changing their gender on official forms, such as their birth certificate, which would make things a lot harder for them to get the help and support they need.
Dealing with all these attacks in the real world, people weren't about to let this guy continue online.
The negative effects of the society we live in don't just affect LGBTQ+ people. Rigid gender identities result in a narrow and harmful definition of masculinity that harms a man's ability to be open and honest, leading to self-destructive coping mechanisms.
This is what people are referring to when they say "toxic masculinity."
As the internet let this user know, LGBTQ people have to deal with a lot of oppression and his own toxic masculinity blinds him to the privilege he experiences. There's a lot that can be said, but in the end, only one user had the perfect succinct comment.