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On the trans community in Tennessee. I agree completely that nothing can excuse the actions of the Nashville shooter, regardless of whether or not s/he is trans. But remember that explanation is not excuse.

In considering that, consider reading--actually reading--Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It goes into heart-rending detail about how Frankenstein's creation became a monster. (I don't know how the movie(s) treat that). And consider whether an already disturbed person faced with both social and legal assaults on their very core of sense of self might react to those assaults.

It was a monster who shot those kids. If trans comes into this at all, consider what factors besides generic "mental illness' might have created the Monster. You don't have to feel sympathy. But you might consider whether blame should be shared.

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