I am transgender, and Instagram/Facebook/YouTube frequently show me transphobic content from people like Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson. I also find transphobic jokes on non-political pages such as meme or fitness pages, and the comment sections are full of hatred. This makes it really hard to block out this content, because the ones that post it do not appear as transphobic from their usual posts. I often browse Instagram as I wake up, and seeing hateful comments ruins my day before I’ve even got out of bed.
4 months ago