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TOPIC: trans woman stabbed 119 times

trans woman stabbed 119 times 18 Sep 2016 14:49 #10233

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At the beginning of the week I saw a post a lot of people were retweeting. A transgender woman was stabbed 119 times. The replies or comments were disturbing. There was a man, which was the first comment, made me supper mad. When you go lower into the things he had said he was saying that she wasn’t human. He was talking about how disgusting it was and that she deserved what happened to her and she had it coming. When you look at the mans profile all you see is pictures of him holding a gun and tweets about him wanting Donald Trump to become president to kick everyone that isn't american and white out of america. He was being so hateful towards hispanics and members of the LGBTQ+ community. There were a lot of other comments that were misinterpreted and fights came out of them. There were many people that support the LGBTQ+ community but their support got misinterpreted into hate. The comment that stood out the most was the first comment because the same person that made that comment kept commenting about how she was “trash” and “ not human”. I couldn't attach the screenshots i have but heres a link Invalid consumer key/secret in configuration
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trans woman stabbed 119 times 18 Sep 2016 15:34 #10239

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I find it outrageous how even with todays laws and freedoms, people are still committing gruesome crimes. These hate crimes are increasing around the world and happening to many innocent people. I remember seeing this on the news and it just struck me because it was such a painful way that she died. How can someone stab another human being to death 119 times? It is just so inhumane. It is crazier to think that people actually support that type of action and hatred.
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trans woman stabbed 119 times 18 Sep 2016 19:51 #10255

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People don't feel safe having prejudices anymore because the world is becoming more accepting of differences. At the same time we are becoming more accepting, people feel like they are being suppressed because their limiting beliefs are no longer deemed acceptable. Those in power rarely go down without a fight when people become equal to them and they experience the slightest loss of power- that same loss of power which those now empowered people have felt their entire lives. Donald Trump has given permission for people who are losing their position of power to minority groups to be justified in their fear and to act out on it. And, when the media sensationalizes it, it reinforces the behavior and rhetoric. It's like an endless cycle that is gaining more and more momentum.
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