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"
the lgbt community is entirely way too sensitive— V (@V)1547867759.0
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.
The life expectancy of a Trans Woman in America is 35. https://t.co/zb3q3hr17x— .... I was gonna do that anyway (@.... I was gonna do that anyway)1548089197.0
You'd be that "sensitive" if you too were constantly dehumanized, paid less than your hetero peers if employed at a… https://t.co/2tT98RZek0— Catherine Amayi (@Catherine Amayi)1548324932.0
We kind of go through dirt on a daily basis so excuse me if I’m upset my trans woman friend got beaten in a men’s j… https://t.co/uVOa4b6rYL— 🌼Khawla | خولة🌼 (@🌼Khawla | خولة🌼)1548103792.0
Just imagine being called sensitive when people and governments kill you for your sexuality and identity. Meanwhil… https://t.co/ItaOUy39Wa— Bab' Masango (@Bab' Masango)1548334705.0
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.
My fav commenters are the ones saying "lol the comments prove you right" like wow cishets don't know what does lau… https://t.co/3TMy0sUPX5— never give up ne~ (@never give up ne~)1548164770.0
@thejustinallenn https://t.co/gcXPWc70Xe— 𝙡𝙞𝙮𝙖 ♡ 𝘼𝙐𝙨 📌 (@𝙡𝙞𝙮𝙖 ♡ 𝘼𝙐𝙨 📌)1547976719.0
@thejustinallenn https://t.co/RQyqkbOCQU— danielle☀️ ︽✵︽ (@danielle☀️ ︽✵︽)1547959052.0
@thejustinallenn https://t.co/WSpBgQVzw7— 𝒥𝒽𝒶𝓎 ♛🔥 (@𝒥𝒽𝒶𝓎 ♛🔥)1548104015.0
@thejustinallenn https://t.co/KUQRJ6XV5l— Husk (@Husk)1548032347.0
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."
Y'all start calling a woman a hoe, a whore, and other insults when she says she's not interested https://t.co/38Q5EhJkYC— tiag o (@tiag o)1548105660.0
cishet men lost their mind bc of the Gillette ad. y'all the most sensitive ppl on earth if we wanna be teally real https://t.co/kQ417fQJDY— . (@.)1548160803.0
Toxic masculinity jumped out sis https://t.co/xZ0V6Rkvt9— 𝖙𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖞//𝖎𝖆 𝖋𝖎𝖓𝖆𝖑𝖘 (@𝖙𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖞//𝖎𝖆 𝖋𝖎𝖓𝖆𝖑𝖘)1548177172.0
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.
Or maybe you’re just a dick https://t.co/yyzYk4Udtn— sav (@sav)1548116833.0