Summary: The contradictions of American transphobia Status: In Progress

Why do people who are otherwise adamant about their adherence to the ‘individualistic’ and “don’t tread on me” American ideals give a shit what others want to call themselves?

I believe it is a fear, and an actual internalized preference for the very opposite of what they believe they It’s a fear. A fear of something that makes them uncomfortable

They fear that somehow their child will be ‘swayed’. What is this fear though? That the child will take on a pattern or persona that does not match their desire for control over the shape that child takes.