Students from dozens of schools throughout Virginia staged a walkout on Tuesday, to protest Republican Governor Glen Youngkin’s anti-transgender education policies.
Earlier this month, Youngkin released a set of guidelines for the Virginia Department of Education aimed at rolling back transgender rights put in place by his Democratic predecessor.
Stochastic terror is effectively the business model for right-wing media at this point. From the moderate to the far, this is the program for how they generate outrage and clicks. I’ve written about this phenomenon before but essentially there are four stages to stochastic terror, demonization, dehumanization, desensitization, and denial.
In recent years, many states have considered or enacted policies related to people who are transgender. On a couple of these measures, there is some agreement among Americans, but views of other policies are more divided, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.
With Republicans threatening to reverse LGBTQ civil rights and generally undermine democratic elections, there’s a lot riding on the November midterms. But Voter ID laws across the nation could seriously impair transgender people from voting.
New research from The Williams Institute found that out of 878,300 eligible transgender voters in the U.S., as many as 203,700 could be blocked from voting because their government-issued IDs don’t reflect their gender identity — that’s nearly one-fourth of all eligible trans voters.
If a trans person arrives at a polling place with a government-issued ID containing an incorrect gender or name, they may be turned away by poll workers who think they’re trying to “impersonate” another individual.
I haven’t been steady most of the day , not sure if it’s my sinuses, ears or blood sugar but whatever the cause it’s really bothering me. I think I’m going to lay down and see if that helps. I don’t want to see a doctor if I can avoid it, (actually I don’t think I can afford it unless it’s really serious).
Hopefully some rest and sinus medicine will work.
“But Lundstrum’s bill didn’t take the views of these medical experts into account. Instead, the bill relied on two powerhouses of Christian nationalist political advocacy: the Family Research Council and the Arkansas affiliate of the Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of Focus on the Family. Founded in 1977 by the anti-LGBTQ psychologist James Dobson, Focus on the Family has worked to shape the views of tens of millions of U.S. evangelicals on sexuality and gender—and how they should engage politically in order to ensure that that government be guided by a “biblical worldview.””
Still not feeling the best, just going to try and get some sleep.
Not feeling well at the moment, I’ll try to post something later.