Actual girls? Washington seems to lack common knowledge on the social construct of gender and the concept of gender fluidness and believes that transgender girls are simply boys who “think” they are girls.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what bigotry and transphobia look like.
After being tweeted and told about her ignorance, Washington decided that writing a tweet calling these transgender girls “boys” again was the best thing to do. She even went so far to claim that my “minions” and I want special treatment for these girls, when in fact it is equal treatment we want, just like the Girl Scouts are providing.
Who in their right mind wants people to be treated less equally? The Girl Scouts showed great integrity when they returned $100,000 because they don’t want money from bigots, and the world showed their integrity when they helped raise more than $100,000 in only half a day to replace the money lost.
But Stacy Washington doesn’t seem to care about the well-being and safety of transgender girls and accuses them of not being “ACTUAL” girls.
This is the kind of rhetoric that leads to the staggering transgender suicide rates we see — ignorant voices shaming and not accepting these men and women for who they are, acting instead as though they are broken.
Washington should be ashamed of herself for marginalizing a group of people in this way. It is dangerous, careless, and simply ignorant.