Once again something hits the news where people are irrationally looking at things backwards.
http://www.pamshouseblend.com/diary/13725/#177468 where some people object to a human rights criticism of an anti-terror plan..
Oh no, being fair to crossdressers by not targeting them put us all at risk.... i find it hard to think down to the level of stupid involved in this faulty conclusion.
Only in a world with no female terrorists ever would that be a valid argument.
Instead we live in a world where female spies existed in world wars long before I was born. Where female suicide bombers have struck!
Which means that any policy that looks for men in dresses as higher potential threats than women is a threat to our security.
Passing is not easy fot many crossdressers. Sure some desperate people trying to escape a seige (and got caught!) have tried it. and sure some already skilled at crossdressing have a decent chance.. but then women suicide bombers exist. And a woman can hide on her person a weapon more easilly than a CD who has to spend so much time and effort disguising that they are a CD!
The terrorists are already using our sexism as an advantage by recruiting female suicide bombers.
Now we hand them the ready-made distraction of focusing on crossdressers while they slip the real terrorists by under our noses.
What is really important? Finding hidden penises in the skirts of crossdressers? Or finding hidden bombs?
Because those bombs can and will be hidden on anyone and anything.
A female-bodied Cisgender person can hide such a thing far better than the attention-attracting spectacle of a crossdresser failing to pass to everyone (and believe me even on a good day some can read you while others are fooled).
A policy that singles out crossdressers is a waste of time, no... worse... its a danger that may allow real threats to slip through while we waste our time searching every transgender person.
To be useful a priority searching system must prioritise the most common risks and the highest risks. How many crossdressed suicide bombers and crossdressed terrorists have passed successfully and got past checkpoints and airport security etc compared to how many female-bodied cisgender suicide bombers who do not need to disguise all male and masculine traits?
Surely any rational person who sits and thinks about this for 10 minutes can see its a dangerous and stupid policy and that being ready for cisgender female terrorists is a greater threat. That pretty much every person is a potential terrorist and ignoring the real existing threat of cisgender female terrorists by concentrating on screening for crossdressers make us all more vulnerable to female terrorists. And that reveals something terrifying about the people running our security.
Whats more important?
Finding the hidden penises or finding the hidden bombs?
Genuine security or sticking with sexist assumptions that cisgender females cannot be terrorists?
Looks like some people are more scared of some thing than bombs... and willing to risk all our lives because of it!
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