Forget petitions or protest: Trolling for social change is some of the best kind of activism there is.
Texas activist Ashely Smith recently decided to politely troll Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. Abbott, a strong supporter of the state’s anti-trans bathroom bill, didn’t seem to notice he was posing for a picture with a transgender woman and LGBTQ activist.
“How will the Potty Police know I’m transgender if the Governor doesn’t?” Smith wrote.
Abbott recently announced his re-election campaign for Governor. Smith, a member of Indivisible’s Austin chapter, isn’t exactly a fan of the governor, a strong social conservative who recently revived an anti-trans bathroom bill in the legislature.
Much like North Carolina, the governor wants to require people to use the bathroom according to the sex assigned on their birth certificate.
“We’re about 1-in-300 people, we’re all over the place, we’re your friends and your neighbors,” Smith said of the bill to My San Antonio. “Some of us are not immediately obvious as trans. And the idea that you are going to be able to enforce a bathroom bill, I mean the enforceability is just not there.”
If Governor Abbott thinks he can force a bill like this, he should take a look at this joint selfie. It’s actually a pretty good one.