It's 2019. On September 2nd, it will only have been 74 years since World War 2 ended. It's not even been 50 years since legislation was passed to protect Native American women in the 1970s from forced sterilization. Many other groups, such as the disabled, have been (and still are) affected by forced sterilization. To say that ANYONE, trans or not, needs to be sterilized in order to live life as their true self, is a violation of bodily autonomy. It is a violation of basic human rights. For the Economist to so blithely post such a question on twitter is an unthinkably cruel and violent way to undermine the struggles and the abject pain that millions of people have been subjected to for things that they can not control, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, and more. Eugenics is a vile thing, and to suggest even for a second that any group deserves to go through such a horrific experience is absolutely disgusting. I don't care that they posted a retraction, the person who posted this should be fired and there should be an investigation launched into how this was allowed to occur in the first place. When people say stuff like "you trans/disabled/etc people are already protected, why are you still fighting for more rights?" I need only point to things like this to show that the fight for TRUE equality for people of all abilities, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities is far from over.
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