The realities of trans women’s experience with social media remind us that a discussion about “toxicity” online cannot be contained by the artificial boundaries of “Twitter feminism.” The problem is much larger than Twitter or any number of internal activist flare-ups. It encompasses the entire online world.
Bei Bei Shuai was charged with murder and attempted feticide while still hospitalized for an emotional breakdown and then spent 435 days in prison. She is now out on bail, but paying for a GPS-enabled ankle bracelet that will cost her $2500 until her trial. What is wrong with this picture?
Prejudice is prejudice, wherever it comes from and whatever form it takes. Respect dictates we treat it as such.
Ruby’s case is one of many in the world that demand the quickest possible action to start a positive change in the sexual climate of the 21st Century.