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[–] Eava [OP] 9 points Edited

The more I read this the more I could see how TIPs don't understand what they want. They want to be recorded as their chosen "gender" at death. But then they say that records of trans deaths need to be recorded because they are in such peril, accompanied by the context free statistic that 32 trans people have been killed in 2022 in the US. But if they are recorded as their chosen "gender", even if they have legally had their sex officially changed, how is that going to be a record that they are trans? And how does being "nonbinary" factor in? We don't usually hear claims about homicidal violence against NBs.

Death statistics are incredibly important for so many things, tracking trends in violent crime, disease, health conditions, etc. TIPs are once again trying to erase reality. A spike in strokes among 40 year old men, when we're really talking about TIFs, won't show the true dangers for women taking testosterone. Deaths of people recorded as NB make any information about those deaths useless from an epidemiological standpoint. On the one hand, it is so important that trans deaths at tracked, on the other hand they want to be recorded as their chosen sex at death. You can't have both.

the context free statistic that 32 trans people have been killed in 2022 in the US. But if they are recorded as their chosen "gender"

As of 2022, there are supposedly 1.6 million people in the US who ID as trans. So if 32 have been killed, that's a homicide rate of 2/100,000. Which is much lower than the overall US homicide rate of 7/100,000.

And I'm sure far lower than the homicide rate for women. At least one of those 32 deaths was a TIF who was murdered by her TIM boyfriend, who also killed his brother. The narrative of TIPs being murdered in random acts of violence by people who just want to hurt TIPs falls apart with the slightest investigation.

[–] LunarMoose 5 points Edited

so 'complex!'

I don't have everything settled in my head about after life or not after life (well, I have my beliefs and I'm confident in those).

But whatever happens, I'm pretty damned sure it doesn't matter what I wear to the grave.

here's a link: https://web.archive.org/web/20221116143857/https://nordot.app/965540125386522624

Trying to resist the urge to make a 41-percent joke here.

I'll settle for the axiomatic meme of "your 'deadname' is the one your family members will put on your grave when they bid you good riddance."