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I agree. It's a virtue, but it should not be some sort of social law that will require recompense because someone chose to be offended by something innocuous. It's a virtue, not a requirement, and that's a good thing. Sometimes people just need to grow up. You can call me any name under the sun until your face turns blue and purple and it won't phase me. In very rare cases are these sorts of things legitimately people attempting to be offensive and honestly I think this victim worship prevalent in our culture right now is both embarrassing and destructive to our ability to function as rational well-adjusted human beings (in other words I think it makes us look stupid and be stupid).
I'm sorry, but I can't see the victim worship culture from where I am. When rape victims are still frequently accused of having buyer's remorse or dressing in an inappropriate manner, bullied children are frequently told to just get over it, dead transpeople get misgendered, unarmed black kids who get shot are demeaned as criminals who deserved it, and people frequently deny that institutional racism and sexism aren't still prevalent, it doesn't really seem as though victim worship is our problem. I'm trying to get a feel for what your argument is, because it sounds to me like you want to say people on the recieving end of transphobia need to just shut up and deal with it, and I know that isn't the type of person you are or what you believe.
This reminds me of an episode of Law and Order: SVU that I watched. I was bothered and angered by the story and felt righteous indignation for the character. That's kind of the point though (I was pissed for days thinking about the episode as it resonated strongly) as it made me feel and think about things (it's also one of the first instances where I found some of my less aware family members feeling strong feelings about these things instead of just thinking "weirdos").
That might be a method of facing pain that works for you, but what works for you doesn't work for everybody. Some people have your reaction, but others just want to play an entertaining game where they can get away from that s~$#. Watching SVU helps some rape victims feel empowered, but it makes others feel extremely uncomfortable and like they have to relieve their trauma all over again. No two people deal with trauma the same way. Also, what thejeff said.