Naomi Ishisaka: Fearmongering diverts attention from real threats of gender oppression

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The Seattle Times

Over the past few months, the level of manufactured outrage over kids at drag shows and teaching about gender in schools seems to have reached a fever pitch. Across the country, bills are being pushed to restrict drag performances in the presence of children and limit in-school discussions about gender and sexual orientation, all under the guise of protecting our next generation. The whipped-up fearmongering has been good for conservative media and politicians. But it has been terrifying for trans and gender diverse people and has kept eyes off the very real ways that actual gender oppression …

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