Transgender; the Scapegoat of Conservatives

Araci Almeida
4 min readAug 16, 2022
Photo by Jordan McDonald on Unsplash

Let’s be honest, what does it really matter in your life that there are people who change THEIR OWN genitalia? Seriously, it’s not like you go to the gas station to fill up your car, and when you see the exorbitant prices, you think, “oh man, what about transgender people? That is a huge problem in my life.”

Or, in the same sense, you go to the supermarket and leave half your salary on food and think, “but my biggest problem is those guys who had a penis and now have a vagina.”

The fact that there are people who freely want to change their body — listen, well, it’s their body and not yours — should not be a case for anyone to bother with it daily.

Yet conservatives do a straightforward thing: they take situations that matter exclusively to a minority and make them bother a majority.

And why does this happen?

Simply to divide society with their extreme positions and thereby make certain people take “their side,” which in politics comes in handy tremendously.

We already know that all this exaggerated rhetoric, especially in the age of social media, is highlighted regardless of whether it is something right or wrong. No wonder so much nonsense is said in today’s world!

Then whoever says the dumbest, most obscene, and the most violent thing is brought into the focus of social discussions.

So, in the absurdity of all the talk, here is a topic that, as I said before, is completely irrelevant to the overwhelming majority of the population but which becomes one of the scapegoats to divide society and make people confused about something that is not at all implicated in their daily lives.

Transgender people have lately then been that big scapegoat.

Lately, I don’t know if you heard it, but some American idiot has said that even inflation is the fault of transgender people. Yes, you read that right, google it if you want; I don’t want to give that douche one second of fame.

And when we thought that we had already heard the greatest barbarities from right-wing people, they keep surprising us with more nonsense like this one.

Araci Almeida

9 Times Top Writer. Writing about Portugal and the Portuguese language; Pop Culture; Politics, and Power.