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Bechdel says she’s heartened by the strides that the LGBTQ+ community has made since she first started writing and drawing, but she’s also aware that gains can always be lost and that progress only goes so far. (She singles out the recent legislative attacks on the trans community as “particularly troubling.”)

Last paragraph of this article: https://www.vogue.com/article/alison-bechdel-interview-the-secret-to-superhuman-strength#intcid=_vogue-bottom-recirc_2df3ceca-b416-4afd-a468-df53ea3631cd_text2vec1

The "legislative attacks" refer to the Arkansas bill.

I have a volume of 'Dykes to watch out for' with strips from around 2000, in which her stand-in character voices gender-critical doubts about lesbians becoming "trans men", but during the story arch she becomes schooled by another lesbian and eventually changes her mind. So I guess she's now fully on board with this.

> Bechdel says she’s heartened by the strides that the LGBTQ+ community has made since she first started writing and drawing, but she’s also aware that gains can always be lost and that progress only goes so far. (**She singles out the recent legislative attacks on the trans community as “particularly troubling.”**) Last paragraph of this article: https://www.vogue.com/article/alison-bechdel-interview-the-secret-to-superhuman-strength#intcid=_vogue-bottom-recirc_2df3ceca-b416-4afd-a468-df53ea3631cd_text2vec1 The "legislative attacks" refer to the Arkansas bill. I have a volume of 'Dykes to watch out for' with strips from around 2000, in which her stand-in character voices gender-critical doubts about lesbians becoming "trans men", but during the story arch she becomes schooled by another lesbian and eventually changes her mind. So I guess she's now fully on board with this.

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[–] pennygadget 13 points (+13|-0)

Maybe she's just not informed. Or she heard "Republican" and automatically assumed bad.

That could be it. But, when it comes to smart women like Bechdel & Atwood singing the Gospel Of Trans, I suspect its a career/social move more than a moral one. In modern, mainstream left wing & gay spaces, you become a pariah if you don't swallow trans dogma 100%. And this is true in art circles as well. So Bechdel would stand to lose ALL of her professional and personal ties if she came out as even mildly GC.

And these women saw what the left has done to JK Rowling in the wake of her expressing very mild GC views. None of Rowling's good works and charities matter anymore because she doesn't think cocks belong in female rape & DV shelters. If Bechdel came out as GC, TRAs would campaign to rename "The Bechdel Test" to "The Laverne Cox Test" or whatever. And Allison Bechdel HAS to know this

In modern, mainstream left wing & gay spaces, you become a pariah if you don't swallow trans dogma 100%. And this is true in art circles as well.

The crowd that think they're all edgy and non-conformist are the biggest hive mind conformists there are. Not a rebel among them. Not one of them thinks as an individual. And they're so proud of their total lack of independent thought too!