It’s not the change, it’s the rate of change.

Reactionary attacks on transgender people are a sign of social progress.

Reactionaries started with attacks on black people, but the Supreme Court struck down school segregation.

Reactionaries then shifted to attacks on abortion rights, but the Supreme Court gave them what they wanted with the Dobbs decision opening the door for states to prohibit abortion.

Reactionaries are now shifting to attacks on transgender people, using all the same tactics of fear, hatred, and dehumanization.

The amount of time that reactionaries can maintain the hate for the current scapegoat group is dropping as society grows and elderly bigots die.

Hate can’t handle an accelerating rate of change.

Social change comes faster now.

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