After watching the mainstream media's reaction to Outrage, the movie about outing homophobic gay politicians, with the journalists wanting to beat up Mike Rogers and NPR censoring reviews of the movie, and reading up on the trans panic defense, the investigation into the Tennessee transwoman's genitals, medical history, and paperwork to see if she could marry a cisman, and the Boston Herald's weird implication that that bus driver's super scandalous trans status had more to do with his accident than his text-messaging-while-driving....
I'm finding that we live in a society that thinks it's absolutely acceptable for a gay or bi man (or a straight man who has sex with other men) to maintain his privacy, even if he's presenting an image of monogamous heterosexuality to the outside world and profiting from that image. It's completely serious and acceptable to say that those people can deceive others, because just think of their children, their families, their careers.
But if a transgender person doesn't disclose their genital status or history, it's entirely unacceptable and means that that person was trying to deceive others and whatever violence meets him or her is deserved. Obviously, that's the real deception.
What's up with that?