gryphonslovecoffee asked: I'm not sure I understand how saying "die cis scum" is okay. Trans* folk have been terribly treated and have every right to be very upset with cis people, I won't deny that, but telling an entire group to go die? Is it wrong that I see a problem with that? If I was born cis, how is telling me to die for it any different from telling me to kill myself because I'm gay? I really hope this doesn't come off as ignorant or transphobic, I'm really just trying to understand so I can be a better ally.
I think of it as rhetoric. Saying things like “Wow, fricking REPUBLICANS, can’t they just take all their bullshit laws and shove it where the sun don’t shine?” is obviously not directed to those Republicans that don’t make asshole laws. As far as I know re: the “die cis scum” debate, if you’re not cis scum, then it’s not directed towards you. That’s my personal take on it though, if any other trans* folk want to chime in leave an ask!