Come on dude. That poster is quite clearly on the wind up. And they never “asked a question in good faith” look back at their first post in this thread. They just started trying to claim puberty blockers were a problem by posting a totally out of context quote, with no question attached. They said “If anyone has a concern about that and still gets called a terf and cancelled then that’s a worrying trend. I hate instant cancel culture tbh”, which is a complete misrepresentation of what Murphy said and an obvious poke at this website for being upset with her.
Murphy’s original comments were and attack on the the prescription of puberty blockers for trans kids at all, quoting conspiracy theories and far right transphobic talking points, they absolutely were not her just having concerns about possible unknown side effects of treatment which is proven to immensely improve and save lives. Livevil trying to claim that Murphy’s comments were different and saying the response to her is somehow harmful is obvious trolling. Then you coming in and saying that Livevil was just asking questions and has been unfairly attacked is just thoughtless.
You know the issue being discussed here is really sensitive. You know we’re living under a huge moral panic and attack on trans rights, with trans people’s vital healthcare being systematically eroded. This is you being, as you say “a master of foot-in-mouth”, and that’s because you didn’t use your faculties and think. If this is a thing that happens to you a lot then sort that out.
@sean what are you playing at liking this post? You’re the owner, you really should be acting with more care in such a sensitive topic.
Somebody PLEASE ban the troll and stop talking to them.
I think there’s a couple who have previously said shit but then stopped and listened and changed their perspectives. Where I think they would be best deployed is to be the ones reasoning with the “reasonable questioners” rather than interceding on their behalf to ask for the rest of us to be nicer.
Don’t wanna pile on you, got a lot of time for you, but is there some better tactic you can think of that would help elucidate genuine posters? Do you have any specific suggestions for how this should have been handled in a way less likely to alienate the poster?
Totally fine obviously if you don’t personally have all the answers, just recall you’ve been on the sharp end of some frustration in the past and wondered what cut through the noise.
Funny (not funny) how people so easily parrot information found online that screams about the problems with puberty blockers etc, yet seemingly struggle to search for the information required to rebut these points. No, instead it’s somehow easier and better to “just ask questions” instead, thereby causing stress and upset to people these issues affect