“Why would you want to be a [insert gender here]?”
“Trans people are just pretending to be the opposite gender.”
“But if you’re trans, why are you attracted to the same gender?”
“It’s just a phase, you’ll grow out of it and accept who you were born to be.”
Sometimes what we see is not what other people see.
President Obama’s favorite Girl Scout cookie: Thin mints. And that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Girl Scout cookie debates: They can get fractious.
Four trans women of color murdered in the span of the last 6 weeks is not a fucking accident. Wake up, pay attention, and STOP KILLING OUR SISTERS.
This really PISSES. ME. THE. FUCK. OFF.
NOT ALL CIS ARE FUCKING DOUCHEBAGS.
Just. Ugh. I’m so upset.
As another white cis woman, just no. Like, are you really derailing a post talking about four murders of trans women of color to talk about how all of us are not horrible people? No. Don’t. I can’t believe you are making this about us. Well, actually I can, I’m well aware of all of the cissexism on tumblr and in general.
Do you really think defending the fact that cis people are douchebags is more important than the violence that trans women of color go through? Because it’s really fucking not. There were four trans women of color murdered in the last six weeks. FOUR. Did you read the post? Do you not care? Is it more important that trans* people recognize that oh poor us, we’re offended they think we’re bad people, when those four women ARE DEAD?
Trans* women of color face discrimination and violence on a daily basis. This is a post trying to get us to wake up and fix our societal problems. Racism, cissexism, and transmisogyny are a hell of a lot more important than trans* people being nice to us and reassuring us that we’re not all shitty. Especially when most of us are. You’re just proving that point.
Dear fellow cis people,
If you are offended by the original post, why? You can’t possibly believe that the OP’s message is that all cis people are murderers, because that’s just ridiculous. So what message is the OP trying to send to cis people? Wake up and pay attention. Now, okay, maybe you are a cis person who is aware of the violence faced by trans people and who actively campaigns to raise awareness. Maybe you’re upset with being lumped in with all the cis people who are completely happy to ignore hate crimes like this. But seriously, if you are one of the cis people who cares about raising awareness, why are you angry at a message that is trying to raise awareness? If you angry at someone for telling people they need to give a shit about violence against trans people, I don’t see how you can possibly claim to care about spreading that message. And as such, yes, you are a fucking douchebag.
I’m really torn in the harsh language and brick-walling arguments being used in this post, particularly as it just really gets no one anywhere and doesn’t really bring to light the real issue or what matters within this subject in any kind of way that can get people to do anything but be mad and pissed off at you. The reality of the situation is that trans people all over the world are persecuted; within the community there’s something known as the 50% rule within a statistic taken quite a while back and has unfortunately still quite a strong percentage by its side. This rule states that only 50 percent of trans people will live to the age of 25. Due to hate crime murder, suicide, and dying from conditions via being homeless/forced into prostitution. Just think about that for a second. 50 percent. If you know a trans person, and among the community, the odds they’ll still be alive by the age of thirty is basically a flip of a coin, to me, that is terrifying.
A Series Of Questions
This ongoing body of work explores the power dynamics inherent in the questions asked of transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender-variant people.
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Getting awareness out there.
"When you’re trans you’re taught -conditioned- to believe that people have to make EXCEPTIONS to love you. Like they’re doing you some BIG favor by dating you and there’s no way you could do better so might as well go along.
Well I say fuck that.”
Oh holy shit. Yes to calling out assholes on trains.
THE CTA MOTHERFUCKERS, RED LINE RIDIN DIRTY
another great new year’s resolution! don’t let random dudes get away with harassing you … ever
This makes me really happy in ways I don’t quite yet understand.
Seconded to all of this. Love, love, love this woman.