I believe in this instance, Pelmut is using the term "unmolested" in its widest and most unencumbered meaning . The sad fact is, however, that trans-women are far more likely than trans-men to suffer indignity and malice. Even the police get in on the act with at least a couple of shootings, but those may have been instances of "suicide by cop"; this is never reported in the press, nevermind social media. Of course we hope for zero, but in the current climate is that even possible?Caultron wrote:Let me try again. I don't know how many would survive unmolested, but I would hope it's no more likely for transwomen than for anyone else, which would optimally be zero.
Nobody even notices trans-men as they simply represent the extremely butch end of the so-called "feminine spectrum". Highly effeminate men, however, are almost universally shunned as being "sissies" and frequently come in for ridicule, harassment, or worse. It's the old double-standard, of course. Is it right? Of course not. Are there any moves afoot to change society's perceptions  on the matter? Sadly, no, at least seemingly in the USA; if anything, attitudes seem to be hardening not softening, and we have an economic melt-down and the current political climate that's retrenching back into the 1950s further complicating the matter.
So, back on topic, are "more than a quarter of California teens gender non-conformant"? What measures are we using to define "conformant"? Are we seeing the same issue that we're currently dealing with where a vast number of children are "diagnosed" as "on the autistic spectrum" where they weren't before because the definitions have changed and because of confused legal buffoonery "autistic" kids now enjoy advantages over their supposedly "normal" peers?
 One source I have on hand states it as, "annoy especially by improper or rough handling". I tend to use it as "hassle, bother, or otherwise interfere with, with malice of forethought".
 Criminalising behaviour in this regard is likely the wrong avenue as "Joe Six-pack" is going to look at it as the creation of yet another "protected class" and rebel against it (he being entirely unprotected). What needs to happen is gentle education and familiarization of the subject so bad behaviour in that regard becomes unthinkable.