Posts tagged "transphobia"

5414) Something I hate is how insecure men become about their sexuality upon learning I’m a transsexual. Normally I wouldn’t care or even find it funny maybe, but these men seem to react violently to the idea of the slightest possibility that their heterosexuality is threatened. For example, one man who was being flirty and friendly with me minutes prior socked me in the jaw upon learning I had a penis.

weremerebear:

1) Fuck that guy, obviously.

2) Ya GAWJUS.

3) So fucking glad I’m a lesbian.

shit like this is why i find men so fucking repugnant

their egos are weak as hell and they throw punches at the slightest provocation

Anonymous asked: i got in a fight over a cisman playing a transwoman, and told the person i was fighting with 'we don't allow blackface anymore why do we allow this'. Is that a fair tactic or should I not link the two things?

linking the two things is a really tenuous line- while there are similarities in that they are both offensive portrayals of a group of people by people not of that group, it’s still something that we should treat very carefully

plus, race-based minstrel show bullshit still happens, unfortunately (look at robert downey jr in tropic thunder) so even as an argument it’s not particularly a good one because that shit still happens frequently and is encouraged by hollywood, etc

basically stay away from that line of argument, imo it also treats racism and transphobia/transmisogyny as separate camps, and there’s plenty of trans WoC who experience both forms of oppression

kyriarchy:

cosmogyralbell:

cyberloin:

ive only ever gotten anonymous harassment when it became apparent to ppl that i was a girl or queer thats so wacky whats up w/ that

i only got it when there was still a clear connection to my internet presence as a woman and then, nada!

honestly, that aside (i still think the fact i present as mostly-male is why i haven’t picked up any new harassers) i think either my e-stalkers lost track of my url (good), the one time i caught them scared them off (better), they’re simply not contacting me (i’ll take it) or they don’t wanna look like bullies now that i’m incontrovertibly disabled. 

when i was getting anonymous harassment from r/TumblrInAction they all assumed i was a woman even though nothing in my about me indicated as such.

hmm huh i wonder why that was

generally whenever i get hate mail it’s when i out myself as AFAB

im beginning to see a pattern here

nube-brillante:

raygender:

pragtastic:

Morgan retweeted the top message. The others are comments that were made in response. 

White cis gay dudes throwing trans woc under the bus for the sake of siding with other white dudes. 

Today must be a day that ends in “y.”

"standing on our shoulders with daggers" LMAO i think you’ve got that backwards. utterly and completely backwards.

I’ll stand on their graves in stilettos, tho.

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[TW for trangst] Being trans makes you apologetic.

cocksucking-accent:

cocksucking-accent:

(AKA “I should be doing homework but this really needs to be said and I didn’t stick it in my proposal because it felt like whining and I couldn’t find a proper place to put it but this has got to be out there somewhere.”)

It does. It really does.

It starts the very first time you realize you aren’t “normal,” and you turn to your first person and tell then that maybe, you know, if it’d be ok… Maybe they wouldn’t mind calling you Sam instead of Samantha? Or Joan instead of Joe? Or could they just use your initials, maybe? If it’s not too much trouble? And this person (whoever they are) thinks it’s a game. And they laugh, or they snicker, or they ask you why you would do such a thing. Because Joan is a girl name, and you’re not a girl. Why would you want to be one? So you apologize and laugh it off, but inside you’re not smiling.

And it happens again a couple of years later, when you find your way to the internet and make yourself an account in a kiddy forum and say you’re a boy. Your little display picture is a male anime character or another. And you grow to really like this community, until one day someone finds you out for one way or another. Maybe you were careless and let a friend see the site over your shoulder, and they joined. Maybe you started IMing with someone from the forum and they saw your display photo on your IM system, and it’s of a girl. Maybe you decided to go to a meet-up and everyone realizes you were lying. Because of course you are not who you say you are. So you apologize and laugh it off, and say you were just roleplaying. Or it was a joint account with a friend, and they left. Or you clicked the wrong gender when signing up and didn’t realize until people thought you were that gender and you kept it going because it was funny. But of course you can’t go back to the site now.

Again when you start dressing more androgynous, and when someone genders you the way you feel inside, your friends laugh and assure these people that you are not what you look like. That you really do have a dick. Would this stranger want to see it? ‘Cause they’ll pull it out for you if they have to. Hahaha, isn’t it funny that this person thought you were a girl? And you laugh and you apologize to this other person for looking misleading, but inside you are kicking yourself.

And then you come out. Hesitantly at first. You come out to a couple of close friends, and you say you may be genderqueer, and you don’t really know where you stand, but would they mind calling you “they?” And could they just call you Alex, or Cory, or Logan, which are all gender-neutral? And they say that maybe, I mean, it’s really hard, they’ve always known you as Alice and it’s going to be so super-hard to keep those pronouns straight. Hahahaha get it? Straight? Because you’re not straight if you want to be called Alex. You’re obviously gay or bi or something because straight people don’t switch genders. And you say it’s ok and you know it will take time and you don’t correct them even when they misgender you through the years and they call you the wrong thing in front of new friends or in front of your partners. And you apologize for picking such difficult pronouns and for putting them through this and asking them to switch over.

You apologize when you throw the gender ratios off in class and if only you were a girl you could be divided by gender and both groups would have the same amount of people. But, I mean. You don’t mind being with the girls, right? You understand them! Here, ehm, Rob. We promise we still think of you as a guy. But it will be so much easier if you just do us this favor and let us put you in the girls’ group. And you apologize for putting them through this.

You apologize for holding up the line at a gay club because the bouncers are convinced that your ID is a fake. And when you get out at the end of the night and they’re still there, you ask them why they thought it was fake, since it’s brand-spanking-new and you just got it, with the right name and gender, this past month. And they ask you if you’re trans. Oh, you are? Well, that explains it. It just didn’t look right, you know. The font is too thin.

You apologize when you wear a dress and grow your hair out and wear make-up and they still call you Andrew because it’s so hard for them because you will always be “he” to them.

You apologize for going into the right bathroom.

You apologize for mentioning that not all men have deep voices.

You apologize for knowing about periods.

You apologize for having a period.

You apologize for not having a period.

You apologize for being tall.

You apologize for being short.

You apologize for passing.

You apologize for being read.

You apologize for fucking existing and taking up space that you have no right to because you’re a filthy trans person and should just let cis people go ahead and walk all over you.

You apologize for wanting the same rights everybody else has.

And then? Then you have to apologize for not speaking up, because it’s not like cis people could have guessed that you were having issues with housing, or with pronouns, or with the bathroom, or with surgery, or with anything at all. Because you should be both unnoticed and a banner child. Because you should let everybody know you are here in case you make them uncomfortable, or in case they do something that’s fucked up and that screws you over. Because it’s not like you were supposed to see that. If they had only known you were there, they wouldn’t have done it. But oh my gods stop talking you’re always talking about how hard you have it why aren’t you just thankful about the stuff we’ve given you.

So you apologize for being.

It’s making the rounds again.

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ratgangster:

kavikshateplate:

Damn. Forgot to tell him/her to kill him/herself.

Maybe I should just begin referring to those people as it.

I mean they’re not even people as far as I’m concerned.

I’m shitting

idk which i like better tbh, overt transphobia or casual insidious transphobia

oh wait they can both go fart on my dick

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fandomsandfeminism:

terrortino:

remember when brian the dog found out that the woman he was dating was transgender and he violently vomited for 30 uninterrupted seconds? rip he will be missed

Remember when after the negative reaction to horrific transphobia on the show, Seth McFarlane said this: ”[The unhappy reaction to our transgender character] surprised me. I don’t meet a lot of stupid homosexuals. They seem to be a pretty smart bunch. But it seemed that they were not picking up on the fact that it was a very sympathetic portrayal of a transsexual character….  Look, Brian happens to be a heterosexual character, as I am. If I found out that I had slept with a transsexual, I might throw up in the same way that a gay guy looks at a vagina and goes, ‘Oh, my God, that’s disgusting.”’

Ahahahaha.

Family Guy. Quality entertainment. Let me tell you. 

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Anonymous asked: It's really fucked up how you purportedly support transgender women despite how much they rip the narrative of being female from actual, real women. Transgender women actually steal the spotlight from womens issues - notice how trans women repeatedly talk over actual women who were born women.

maggotmaster:

It’s really fucked up how you’re a fucking coward who had to send this shitty sophomoric TERF nonsense to me on Anonymous and that you probably think you’d make me die of cognitive dissonance over garbage arguments that have been so repeatedly dunked into the trash by any basic sociological understanding that to even begin to address them is a privilege they don’t deserve. PS: You’re stupid as heck

"actual, real women"

look at this scrub

angryqueerfeelings:

yeah we all bleed red but some of us seem to be bleeding a lot more than others

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bialogue-group:

Allison Woolbert on the Need for Tracking of Anti-Transgender Violence

Says bisexual author and columnist AJ Walkley, "Recently my newsfeeds have been flooded with stories about attacks on trans* and non-binary individuals … Fortunately, one trans*bisexual activist is taking charge of this problem, turning to Kickstarter in hopes of raising the funding to launch the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal. I sat down with New Jersey programmer and activist Allison Woolbert to discuss her campaign and what she hopes will come from it.”

AJ Walkley: What is your connection to the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal?
Allison Woolbert: I am a concerned member of the community. I wanted to find a way to make sure that the violence against transgender/genderqueer/non-binary people is accurately documented and not swept under the carpet. I launched the Kickstarter project to make the vision of this project a reality. As CEO of a computer software development company, I am providing the programmers and technologies necessary to make this project successful.

Walkley: Why is a Transgender Violence Tracking Portal needed, in your opinion?
Woolbert: So often, the media and law enforcement are dismissive concerning the violence that is inflicted on transgender/genderqueer/non-binary people. In addition, hate incidents against transgender people are often not documented at all. Many of the cases that are reported are sensationalized, and the facts become muddled and disconnected.

Currently, there is no data repository that can validate and provide tangible evidence of the violence that has been inflicted on the transgender community … With this project, the data will be available to be reported and queried against every day of the year. At any given point in time, we will have a website that can show the world what the picture of our community looks like and raise the awareness and the responsibility of law enforcement to protect our basic right to live … The project will also enable us to allow interested groups and parties to sign up for email alerts when something in their community has happened and needs attention …

Walkley: There are some very grim statistics when it comes to violence against transgender people. Can you share a few?
Woolbert: Sadly, we have some horrid statistics that exist about the violence toward our community. The Transgender Murder Monitoring Project estimates at this point that approximately every three days a transgender person is reported murdered throughout the world … Virtually every few days, I hear about a transgender suicide or attempted suicide … Of the assaults, we have yet to have any statistics available …

Walkley: If your campaign is successful, what do you hope will come out of the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal? How will this site help?
Woolbert: There are so many capabilities that this portal will make available to the public. Just to list a few, I believe on some levels we will be able to track the numbers of the violent assaults and murders, as well as what the disposition of the crimes might be. In other words, is the case still open? Has anyone been charged? Were they found guilty, and did they get an appropriate sentence? Did a hate crime charge get pressed? Did the convictions get overturned? Did they use the panic defense,” and was it upheld or used to mitigate sentencing? Have the police conducted a thorough investigation?

Walkley: Should your campaign succeed, when can backers expect to see a completed portal site?
Woolbert: … I would hope that by the first quarter of 2014, we will have the portal fully up and functioning, ready for data to start being entered by volunteers. We have already begun the process in recruiting and vetting international volunteers from the various nations to be reporting officials for their areas …

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ITS REALLY IMPORTANT AND IM GLAD SHES HEADING IT UP

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longlivemugabe asked: In what ways do you think the medical industry and plastic surgery culture furthers the trans phenomenon? I'm curious.

maggotmaster:

hitchedupkid-deactivated2014010:

well for starters
there is the fact that the med est literally invented transgenderism in order to ‘cure’ homosexuality.

Since GRS thoroughly re-enforces beauty standards, it’s pretty obvious that it’s contributing to body image issues and plastic surgery culture. And as we all know, a lot of money is made off of unrealistic ‘beauty’ standard culture.

You are like one step removed from fucking going on about chemtrails and UFO shadow government holy shit. “The medical establishment invented transgender people” hahaha, can your bullshit analysis be any less based on reality? The medical establishment which denies treatment to transgender people invented them? What are you gonna tell me next, that the prison-industrial complex that the people you’re ideologically heir to helped doesn’t oppress trans people? How old are you? Did you learn about anarchism from a ron paul forum or something? Because holy shit, your “analysis” is so far removed from leftist theory I’m convinced you got your terms mixed up and actually are an ancap.

haha wow god damn i dont think ive ever seen this shit in the wild?

you heard it folks, we dont have dysphoria at all, we just want our case of the queer cured

you realize that transphobia actively works to harm and often kill other people, right tumblr?

i mean, transphobic opinions and attitudes cause this, full stop, and saying “well yeah they’re transphobic but YOU’RE THE ASSHOLE FOR SAYING SO” is shaming trans folks for publicly pinpointing people who could very well harm or kill us???

somehow i can’t bring myself to care about a transphobe’s feelings when it means trans folks- especially trans women- know who to avoid

and when you defend transphobic shit, you hop on that list yourself btw

lydias-labyrinth:

notesofaphoenix:

I have such a hard time when I see an HRC bumper because on one hand it’s great to see support for the queer movement but on the other I don’t think most people have any clue about the HRC’s shady history, especially regarding trans people.

Like what? Please inform me. Im trans and have one of these stickers. I tried google but i only found good things about them.

well for one they have reliably booted the T off the bus whenever it looks like the ENDA might come up for a vote, like, we’re the very first thing to get cut from the bill whenever things look hairy

plus their representatives have told trans activists not to fly trans pride flags at marriage equality functions despite the fact that LGB trans folks exist and would still need the same protections as our cis counterparts

plus whenever they’ve set up panels involving trans people talkin to political bigwigs they’ve been strictly white, which is fucked up as hell

plus they straight up do not employ trans people, like, there is not a single trans person working at their headquarters at all

they pay lipservice, but when it counts they’ve got a longassed history of “fuck yous” to the trans community to answer for

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