But while some were outraged over the horrific nature of the crime, many others were outraged by a different detail in the story.

In 2014, Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old Filipina woman, was brutally murdered after having sex with a U. Understandably, this crime triggered a lot of outrage.

The marine in question, Joseph Scott Pemberton, strangled her until she was unconscious and then proceeded to drown her in a toilet bowl.

I constantly hear cis people raging about how a trans person is "lying" if they don't come out to a potential partner before dating them.

Pemberton himself claimed that he felt like he was "raped" because Laude did not come out to him.

These people view transness as a mere physical quality that they just aren't attracted to.

The issue with this logic is that the person in question is obviously attracted to trans people, or else they wouldn't be worried about accidentally going out with one.Even cis people that fashion themselves as "allies" tend to feel similar.Their argument is that they aren't not attracted to trans people, so they should have a right to know if a potential partner is trans before dating them.Attitudes toward sex are changing, especially in more cosmopolitan cities like Beijing and Shanghai, but in general, many Chinese women see sex as a sign that a relationship is headed towards marriage.Additionally, many Chinese men say they would prefer to marry a woman who hasn’t had premarital sex.She was a trans woman and had not disclosed that information before having sex with Pemberton.