It's funny that the societies that really seem hangup about those, are the very societies that perpetuated them in actual life. You know, Uncle Tom's cabin, Turing's treatment, etc.
It's like how you can't publish Main Kampf or sell nazi paraphernalia in Germany. (Wow, nice of you, hypocrites, but how about NOT invading other countries and killing millions of people, several of those in camps IN THE FIRST PLACE --and then we don't care what you publish or sell).
It's also a little idiotic how and where those terms are applied. "Transhophobia", really? Because it's a mans/womans right to change sex AND not be mocked about it, right?
Now, as a progressive, young, geek person, you are probably inclined to say "hell, yeah".
But, wait, rights are not given by "god" or "nature".
Rights are given to individuals by their society, and if the society finds a "trans" person funny or weird, so be it (or try to change it socially).
Why should a society follow a philosophy of "let anyone do whatever he likes as long as it doesn't hurt someone else" and not a philosophy of "we want people in our society to be so and so and hold such and such values"?
Just because some people thing the first is better?
Well, even if it was, it's not about a society living with the better rules, it's about living with rules that society WANTS.
Is there a deeper philosophical / scientific basis for the first?
Yes, territories that previously encouraged and allowed behaviour that they now find unacceptable are trying to stamp that attitudes and behaviour out.
Because it's a mans/womans right to change sex AND not be mocked about it, right?
Yes it is.
So I take it you don't believe people have freedom of speech?
You can have freedom of speech or the freedom not to be mocked. You can't have both.
What kind of idiot are you.
That only makes it a mix of overreacting and "too little, too late" response, that other territories see as hypocritical and/or hysterical (the latter not in the "funny" sense).
As for the hypocritical part, it's indicative that politically correctness arose somewhere where "only approximately 7% of the American population is African American, but they make up 46% of the total 2.1 million male inmates in jail or prison".
Because what really matters is not what chances a society offers to black people (that the same society dragged away from their lands and used as slaves), but how we talk, right?
"""Yes it is."""
Really? Given by who? Last time I checked, no such thing as god-given rights or natural rights exists objectively.
Yes, how we/I/you/everyone talks affects what chances a black person has.
Given by who? Last time I checked, no such thing as god-given rights or natural rights exists objectively.
The people with guns and the power to lock you up and confiscate your property disagree (i.e. the police/courts/government). The vast majority of people around you recognise that these people with guns are allowed to do this (i.e. vast majority of people recognise that the government is allowed to imprison people or fine people). If you don't like it, go set up your own country.