It seems as if ever since the Reddit pogroms hit, I've come to realize tons of things that I was previously oblivious to. Reality has hit me very hard with this, as it seemed tons of online entities drank the trans-kool-aide wholesale around July 1st (beginning of the fiscal year), and it suddenly became open-season on women.
I was disillusioned after the previous presidential election, although not shocked. It was obvious to me up to that time that targeted social media was really shifting people's ideologies radically to the right in a very quick manner.
Now I'm experiencing whiplash. Tech companies are going full-out left wing, censoring right-wing entities that they were pushing to the forefront four years ago. Of course, just as four years ago, women are at the bottom of the heap.
Watching the political left here in the US swallow the transagenda wholesale makes me question my political beliefs. I feel as if I can't trust anyone anymore. It's plain to me that the left is willing to sell women out to get that sweet sweet lobbyist money that seeks to help corporations profit off transitioning, pornography, doing anything to make a profit, etc. It feels like all their pandering to minority groups is just virtue-signaling, empty promises, festering dissent, attempts to sell products and give people the false impression they're being cared about. I could see them rescinding any and all women's current rights in order to please the well-monied trans lobby. I could see them rescinding parental rights to allow children to be groomed into transitioning. They clearly see no problem in their extremist fringes attacking women (including women of color) out in the open, so I see no real effort on their part to support women at all. They will pander to the porn-addicted male voters to win them over. (Obviously, the right is problematic, but I don't want to bore people with the reasons why, since I'm sure most posters here already know.)
I'm much more suspicious than I used to be. See an article about topics concerning women? Now I double check to see if the author is ACTUALLY a woman. More often than not, it seems journalists with female names are NOT female.
Using search engines online is eye opening. Google topics like "violence against women", you get tons and tons of trans women articles. Google "pedophilia" and you get pedophilia-apologism. It's as if we're entering this age where men's porn fueled fantasies will be dictating culture, media, society, and government. The power of the tech industry is beyond comprehension, the magnitude by which it interferes with daily life cannot be stressed enough, and women WILL suffer because of it since we are such a small part of that industry to begin with. Children will also suffer, too, as there are concerted efforts to brainwash them with ideologies on all social media platforms.
Forget most news outlets. While I've been suspicious of most of them for a while, I find them completely unreliable nowadays. I find myself going onto some of the more notorious right-wing news outlets for articles about the latest trans-extremism and internet censorship. Naturally, I read everything with a grain of salt.
Even news about issues which would normally enrage me now leave me unmoved. After reading an article about Poland rescinding conventions against violence against women, for example, I'm surprised at my own ho-hum reaction. I ask myself if so-called western conventions protecting women are now meaningless considering how many of these western countries also embrace fetish-obsessed men who call themselves women. These laws meant to protect women are only going to go full circle, and cause more suffering for women than helping them. For example, how will women be able to legally fight against an abusive spouse if a man can simply "identify" as a woman at the drop of a hat? Will laws protecting women really matter if men are also "women"? Will funds and grants earmarked for women's issues and medical research be swallowed up by interests for men who identify as women? It's as if the real, obvious, and unquestionable issues women face are being erased and discussing them declared "bigotry" by what were once reasonable nations.
Are we going completely backwards? It's as if my suspicion of this as a teenager two decades ago is coming to fruition.