And I'm not talking about the usual suspects, who are dancing around what they really want to say - that they see nothing wrong with anything Aimee has done (or his fiance, when you push them hard enough). No, I'm talking about the many, many people talking about how Aimee was also abused by his father, and how of course his perspective was warped by it.
And they're probably right! I have no doubt that being raised by the kind of person who'd imprison, torture, and rape a child fucks you up in countless ways. Yet these same people bleat about how it must have been worse for Aimee because trans, with zero acknowledgement that maybe, maybe the gender identity issues aren't separate from being raised by a pedophile who targeted young girls. It's not like young Ashton would have any reason to want to pretend to be a sexualized little girl to become what he thinks his pedo father wants, right?? Right?????
Ugh. Once again "because trans" erases all sense of reason. We can't acknowledge the very obvious link between the pedophile father, the trans identity, the "little" identity (barf barf barf), and the recreation of that whole dynamic over again with the pedophile fiance. Nothing to see here, folx! Pay no attention to the trans identity behind the curtain!