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  •  I feel like a simple statement might have (6+ / 0-)

    solved things, early on.  Like, "In my attempt to invoke the image of unachievable beauty standards, I inadvertently made a comment that was dismissive of trans women.  I have since learned that there have been a series of murders of Brazilian trans women.  The last thing I wished to do was minimize violence of any kind, or dehumanize anyone.  It was hurtful, and I apologize."

    I don't want to minimize Moore's actions, but at the same time, I am glad I'm not a public figure.  I'm sure I'd eventually say something stupid (although hopefully not bigoted), and people would attack me, and I'd probably hit the "Fuck off" point pretty fast.

    Burchill, though -- she jumped into these waters on purpose, and then shat the pool.  She deserves all the criticism (not threats) she gets.

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    by cai on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:32:28 PM PST

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