Definitely before one leaps off into the usual facile ecstasies Robot Cultists are forever trying to whomp up to get more eyeballs on their screens and more asses in their pews -- it's a post-gender cyborg singularity, dood! time to buy buy buy buy buy! -- it is important to grasp that if it is true that Andrej Pejic is riding a wave of at least slightly more capacious performances of sex-gender norms in some North Atlantic societies (which is obviously all to the good since what is wanted is a world in which an ever greater diversity of wanted lifeways are actually liveable and not abject or lethal) it is also true that this is a wave with a very real and violent undertow, as The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects 2011 report informs us of
a number of disturbing trends concerning the severity of violence experienced by LGBTQH people. This year’s report shows that LGBTQH youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 years old were 2.41 times as likely to experience physical violence compared to LGBTQH people age 30 and older. As in the case of the murder statistics, transgender people and people of color were more likely to experience physical injury in a hate violence incident. The report found that transgender people were 28% as likely to experience physical violence compared to non-transgender people, and that LGBTQ people of color were two times as likely to experience physical violence compared to those who were not LGBTQ people of color.UPDATE: One of the folks quoted in the article I'm talking about is directing readers to my critique of it.