The level of intolerance displayed on the net has been staggering in the last few days. It seems that nobody is allowed to have an opinion – and if they dare express one, they are automatically labelled a “hater”.
I have made very clear that I support the decision Caitlyn Jenner felt she had to make and I have also recognised that said decision required a degree of bravery – I simply added that in my opinion the whole photo-shoot reeked of attention-seeking and that it all could have been handled in a more dignified manner. That is my opinion and I am entitled to it. Except I am not, apparently. Expressing it automatically labels me a “bad person”, “unhappy”, “transphobe” and the likes, according to a bunch of strangers on Twitter. It is simply staggering that the people who clamour for tolerance often happen to be incredibly intolerant themselves. Harassing and bullying people does NOT do anyone any favours – when will people understand that?
I just read this about the whole Caitlyn Jenner issue and how people who criticize the way it was handled and refuse to see her as a “modern day saint” have been demonised – it was so good I had to share it.
I urge everyone to read it http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/culturehousedaily/2015/06/call-me-caitlyn-or-else-the-rise-of-authoritarian-transgender-politics/