E.g. A woman MIGHT be assaulted in a bathroom > forcing #trans ppl to use the wrong bathroom actually IS dangerous for trans ppl
Is it bc they can't understand statistics? Is it living in a bubble? Lack of empathy for PoC & women & #trans people? A desire to punish nonconformity?
I'm hesitant to just label it "ignorance." There are some smart+conservative people out there! I do think it's possible that they're "just" racist, misogynistic, etc.
They fan the flames of systemic racism & Christian nationalism, partnering with racist church leaders, & GOP politicians. They want to keep us divided.
But I'm saying that, the way to deal with it, is to understand that we actually have a common enemy.
We can & should fight racism at every level, from mass incarceration, mandatory sentencing etc, down to calling out racist jokes. We must protect Roe v Wade. But I think we also need to focus more on corruption. See, this is so much bigger than Trump.
Remember the ballot initiatives I mentioned? It's a way voters can pass new laws DIRECTLY—bypassing politicians—& anti-corruption acts tend to have stunningly high bipartisan support.