The recent federal guidance places an emphasis on protecting heterosexual, cis-normative individuals while ignoring the trans population proven to be much more at risk when it comes to sexual assault. While it is of course important to protect all individuals against sexual assault, this guidance keeps those belonging to the cis-normative population in power and continues to oppress the LGBT population.
This is a political article. This same article is about dogs and cats and other pets. Unfortunately, you did not read that incorrectly.
Always maintaining a literal interpretation of the law as it was written in 1787 poses grave challenges to a nation striving to become more inclusive and more responsible for all its citizens, most notably, for its citizens belonging to minority and historically oppressed populations. The potential implications of Gorsuch joining the Supreme Court should not be considered lightly.
In this time that calls for pressing political action against a dangerously bigoted administration, let us hold our signs high, proudly, and unequivocally. But let us not forget to ask our neighbors why they hold theirs.
As the majority of the crowd rioting was white, the reactions of the police and media were saddening, but not shocking. That is, they were all too casual and light-hearted. Instead of being painted as dangerous thugs, as an African American crowd undoubtedly would have been, the rioters were simply deemed “excited.”