Sunday, November 20, 2022

Fighting Discrimination in San Francisco

It must have been a slow day in the City by the Bay. After all, it  had largely succeeded in turning its downtown into a homeless encampment, rife with mentally ill drug addicts. So, it went out looking for a new cause. That meant, a new group of  victims-- of patriarchal capitalism-- to save.

Given that this was San Francisco, the thought arose-- why not help those who had been born in the wrong body. That is, why not help those who needed what is gingerly called gender-affirming care.  After all, the city is the epicenter of LGBTQ activity, so, what could be more appropriate? 

Considering that the transgendered were being subjected to discrimination, the city, through the mayor’s office, decided to offer them a stipend, a place to live and proper nourishment.

Of course, you consider this to be satire. You consider this to be something that arose from the fevered brain of someone writing for the Babylon Bee. Alas, such is not the case. It comes to us from Not-the-Bee, via Maggie’s Farm.

Here is the mayor’s statement:

We know that our trans communities experience much higher rates of poverty and discrimination, so this program will target support to lift individuals in this community up. We will keep building on programs like this to provide those in the greatest need with the financial resources and services to help them thrive.

But then, the clever city leaders figured out that they did not want the city inundated by people claiming to be trans. So, they capped the program:

Now, you're probably wondering how that's going to work in California, where 9.1% of people identify as LGBTQ+ (and San Francisco has the highest rate in the state), $1,200 per month for that many people would be a lot of money.

The city has that problem covered as the program is only available to the first 55 people that sign up, and participants cannot have an income over $600 per month.

Given San Francisco's cost of living, they're essentially looking for a very small number of homeless trans people to virtue signal with.

I’m sure that that makes your day.


Justin_O_Guy said...

know that our trans communities experience much

higher rates of poverty
Hmm, I wonder how looking like a total freak and acting like you Will be spoken to carefully Or Else and just generally not being employable could affect their income..

and discrimination,

Everyone discriminates, all day every day.
The words you choose, the meal you order the people you choose for friends, and to avoid.

Want to be accepted? Present yourself in an acceptable manner.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I must concur with Justin, straighten up and fly right, and life will be easier, and more profitable.