Interesting, then, that every transgender person I know who has seen the piece in question has been enraged and horrified.
Interesting also that the author blocked writers who objected to the story and hid our comments from public view.
Interesting even further that the author engaged in a series of bantering comments joking with a man who suggested he would SHOOT a transgender woman who did something like what happened in her story.
This entire event has been an exercise in bigoted insensitivity. You don’t joke about killing people and you don’t joke about the untrue Catfish trope that causes real problems for real transgender women all the time. It would be one thing if the author did this out of ignorance, and when educated on the matter took the story down. That’s not what happened at all.
The author silenced LGBTQ voices instead.
Here’s the story I posted this morning addressing the entire issue.