In situations like the abhorrent Texas anti-trans crusade, liberals like to say that the cruelty is the point. But in reality, winning elections and protecting elite interests is the point — and transgender kids and their families are caught in the crosshairs.
Jamie Gardner is a lab tech and socialist organizer.
He has a long history of supporting trans rights, his platform addresses the specific problems trans people face, and he takes pains to include transgender people in the sweeping universal programs that are his hallmark. There’s no question: on trans issues, Bernie Sanders is the best candidate in the presidential race.
They say that under capitalism, the only thing worse than being exploited by a boss is not being exploited by a boss. But I recently realized that reeducating and retooling yourself to be exploited by a new boss in a new industry is terrible, too — not to mention risky and expensive.