Appropriating violence

In the Welsh Government’s LGBTQ+ Action Plan we are presented with the idea that trans-identifying males are at risk of violence, even uniquely so. This is a familiar position within trans-activist discourse. Munroe Bergdorf has solemnly declared that, as a trans person, he was as at risk of dying before the age of 35. Yet this frequently asserted figure ultimately turns out to refer to trans-identifying males in South America involved in selling sex – and to be no more than an estimate proffered by an activist, with no basis in any formal research whatsoever. Continue reading “Appropriating violence”