Trans men are MEN. Not special edition sparkly vampire fluffy unicorn...– freedominwickedness (via kiriamaya) ^^^^^ (via wintergrey)
corgabe: God I can’t believe this still needs to be said but - If you’re celebrating something that’s main point is to “make men think before they objectify a women” and it does so by showing hyper-sexualized but vague shots of a person, and it turns out the person isn’t a cis woman and it ””””makes men think”””” because not everyone is cis You are a trans-misogynist Trans women get...
whathunter: insisting that everyone with a penis has male privilege is basically equating penises with maleness, which is cissexism and„„„„ drumroll„„„„„„„„„ a tool of the patriarchy #surprise you accidentally kicked urself in the ass
Trans 101 for Trans People →
tranwrecks: A Trans 101 For Trans People You are human. You are worthy of respect. You deserve to be treated with the same dignity as anyone else. There is nothing inherently wrong with your gender. You are not broken, you are not disgusting, you do not deserve to be hurt. You’ve been brought up and live in a world that’s designed to erase and demonize your existence, you’ve probably...
Let’s stop policing ourselves and each other. Gender is one game that you don’t...– Gender Fuck is My Boyfriend (Polyamory is My Girlfriend) Lovin’ this zine. (via genderqueer) YES THANK YOU YES (via lunardust) (Posted as a reminder to myself and others cause I’vee pulled this shit before myself and it’s not cute) ~empathy~ hello (via rebirthcycle) Basically why I don’t...
riotrite: The great thing about transmisogynistic feminism is that it’s really easy to build a movement that attempts to reduce women to genitalia. There already is one! It’s called “patriarchy.”
hidden-agender: birdsmooches: hm you know i think that a large part of the reason that the “i always knew/i was always different” narrative of trans experiences is so popular and widely spread is that it’s comforting to cis people when a trans person tells a cis person that they always knew they were different, the cis person can feel comforted knowing that that’s not their experience;...
dorkvahkiin: maybe we need to talk about the word “shame” as it pertains to inclusion and oppression, tumblr, because like you keep using that word and i don’t think it means what you think it means. it’s not being used in the textbook-dictionary-definition sense — in terms of oppression, you can pretty much only be shamed if it’s possible to be bullied back into a status of not existing/being...
Quote of the year
zjemptv: “It’s weird how the definition of ‘ally’ has gone from ‘people outside our group who genuinely support us in our quest for equality’ to ‘people who will withdraw their support if they and their feelings aren’t centered in the discussion’.” -electricsouls
tal9000 asked: The story of the trans girl who lost her appeal is two months old and I haven't seen more recent updates. What I heard was that she wasn't institutionalized but that she was removed from the care of her mother and placed into foster care (from people who read that article in the original German). But I haven't heard anything since.
Update: 11 year old trans girl lost appeal [& will... →
quintessential-queer: babstheartist: msamberhazard: msamberhazard: tal9000: transawareness: The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was...
blackenedbutterfly: zoedelaluna: fuckyeahftmsofcolor: Friends, and friends of iPhone. Hi, my name is Billy. I wrote an iPhone app called TranSquat. In a nutshell, it is a gender neutral bathroom finder that locates bathrooms that are gender free relative to your current location. You can search, add and share safe locations. It was written by and for the trans community. It is powered by...
ryankun: what not to do when someone asks you to use certain pronouns ask them why ask them whats between their legs tell them theyre wrong hammer them with personal questions what to do when someone asks you to use certain pronouns: call them by those pronouns have a snack if you want w/e youre pretty much done here
re: the pathology of being transgender
windsdarkpoem: i don’t need therapy because i am trans everyone else does seriously my life is only difficult because so many people have so many fucking insecurities about their own shit that they project it all onto me and other transgender people it’s ridiculous. i have figured my shit out. i know who i am. other people hate on me because they don’t know who they are.
jadelyn: widdershinsgirl: shemalepolice: roseverbena: Just an innocent “trans woman” harassed for going into the ladies’ room to pee? Right? WRONG. The one on the left (the “trans woman”) is a twice-convicted child sexual abuser who spent SIXTEEN years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor. The one on the right (the “husband”) is a convicted murderer and convicted sexual abuser of a...
[Warning: description of violent cissexism] Anyone...
I got this ask (well, four asks, since it’s a long one) from someone who wanted to stay anonymous: Uh so, I’m not sure if this is proper place to ask this or what, but here it goes. I’m looking for one movie or tv-show I saw when I was a young kid. I’ve tried to google it and search it from IMDb, but haven’t found it and I though maybe people here might know what...
Anonymous asks are going off. From now on, if you don’t want an ask to have your name on it, just make a note to me in your message.
Let's spread this Transgender Couchsurfing...
moobar4lyfe: TransCouchNetwork is “a couchsurfing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash. if you have or are in need of a couch, floor, or spare room, send an ask or submit with any relevant information you’re willing to share and we’ll try and connect you with other couch lenders or surfers near you.” This is great! Let’s spread the word!!!...
"Polkadot ____ " A Gender Non-Binary Children's... →
queercuban: “A series of children’s books that center the experiences of non-binary and other diverse gender identities.” I wish I had this when I was a kid! They’ve already reached their kickstarter goal, but it looks like you can still donate for the next three days, which is excellent because this is really cool!
Survey regarding trans* people who transition in... →
heavyheartedlove: I have a research project due soon, and while I tried to get people to contact me, it didn’t work out. Therefore, I have created a survey that hopefully people on Tumblr will fill out, or at least signal boost if it doesn’t relate to them. This is due Wednesday (I am a procrastinator), so please fill it out as soon as you can! Only 9 questions! I appreciate it very much. :)
The fact is that transgender people—in particular, transgender people of...– Mandy Carter, Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color (COLORLINES) If you haven’t already, I recommend taking a look at that report. The race statistics are sobering, and too important to ignore. (via kiriamaya)
Anonymous asked: How can I speak and write in a...
An excellent question! I know I’ve seen posts floating around that propose alternate/non-binary pronouns and such for several languages, and this ask is making me think it might be a good idea to gather them all in one place. Tumblrfolks, if you would be so kind as to reblog this post with whatever suggestions, links, whatever you have, I’ll start working on a sort of collection so we...
it's so funny
snuffboxisdead: and by “funny” I mean “fucked up and dismissive” when people act like some people are trans as some kind of trend, or because they want to feel special (the “snowflake” thing) or different or (vomit) invested in some kind of victimhood or whatever like fuck You want to know when I DID walk around feeling sorry for myself? You want to know when I DID feel alienated and like...
A Note About Cissexism...
indigofer: manybothans: I had a really great pride this year, but I was also troubled by comments I heard over the last week from a lot of people in both the mainstream and radical queer communities. I want to say a few things about cissexism, specifically towards trans women and other MTF spectrum folks. 1) Gay sex does not require genital symmetry. Most people in the community realize...
Embracing ourselves is harder than it looks.
kiriamaya: Here’s something that I’ve known for a while, but have been loathe to really accept (and btw, please hear me out before you decide I’m wrong and bad): The fundiegelicals kinda have a point when they say that us queer folks are “destroying” marriage, gender, and the traditional family. Yes, it’s true that gay marriage won’t cause straight divorce, and that transitioning won’t suddenly...
Dear everybody who helps make/post porn with trans...
kiriamaya: Stop third-gendering us. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Stop reducing us to our genitals. Trans women are women even if they have penises. Trans men are men even if they have vaginas. Nonbinary people are whatever they say they are regardless of genitals. If you’re concerned that people looking for cis porn will run across trans porn accidentally, don’t misgender us in...
Huffington Post calls the shit out of LGBT... →
assholedansavage: i-ate-jims-crow-with-hot-sauce: iragray: TW: CISSEXISM AND BRUTAL VIOLENCE … imagine a 19-year-old girl being dropped off at an acquaintance’s home by a taxi on a Sunday night and finding three men on the lawn waiting for her. Imagine them kidnapping, torturing, decapitating, dismembering and burning her alive for sport, as young, raucous boys would to a Barbie doll....
Types of cis bigots I am quite tired of (a bit of...
kiriamaya: [warning for cissexism] The Fundiegelical: “You may think you’re ‘happy’ by wearing the clothing of the opposite sex, but you’re living in sin and you’re going straight to hell! Jesus loves you.” The “Enlightened” Liberal: “But gender doesn’t even matter, because deep down, we’re all the same. So why is it such a big deal what I call you?” The TERF: “By embracing a gender role...
WHY WON'T I JUST ADMIT ALL MY MALE PRIVILEGE?
indigofer: ireallyhope: Maybe because none of these apply to me. And for those of us who unquestionably DO have male privilege, it’s still not an on/off switch. Thanks to the JOYS OF CISSEXISM and other delightful bigotries, we can receive masses of male privilege (internal or external) in one area and be denied it in another. I’m really tired of the way this discussion gets simplified -...
Hacking Gender →
pinebark: One fascinating discussion that came out of THATCamp PNW this weekend (full post to come) was around gender as data online, and the ways in which gender systems are encountered, understood, manipulated, and queered by users. Comparisons were raised between Facebook (forced-choice M/F system), G+ (M, F, “Other”), and Diaspora (which gives users a blank text field). I’m still thinking...
If You Are An Ally, Advocate & Hold A Position of...
nuestrahermana: An Open Letter To Buck Angel: The fact that you are in a position of power because you are so well known and regardless of whether you like it or not, you have media attention and people look to you as an important voice for the queer community. I am stating this because this is vital to what is happening right now. It’s offensive and extremely disappointing to watch someone...
fuckyeahfeminists: FEMINISTS AGAINST CISSEXIST FEMINISTS Please like this facebook page I created and spread the word. Everyone is welcome to add their own input with articles, zines, videos, comment - anything that challenges anti trans* bigotry within the feminist community. After the cissexism and outright hate shown by people attending this feminist event, I decided to create this event as...
Time to Tumblr swarm this poll on Gender neutral... →
jadelyn: fluiddragonfly: The Winnipeg Free Press is having a poll asking whether Universities should have gender neutral wash rooms. Currently 73% saying no Please scroll down the page and vote yes. Currently 54% YES, go go gadget tumblr-bomb. The poll is a little box in the right-hand sidebar. Scroll down a bit to see it.
I am not a woman trapped in a man’s body. This body is no man’s; it is mine, it...– little light, the seam of skin and scales (Taking Steps)
Anonymous asked: I have a question, and I apologize ahead of time if I don’t explain myself very well;I’m really awkward. I’ve always questioned my sexuality and gender. I used to identify as bi, but I’m not so sure that’s accurate, since now I don’t really think about gender when it comes to liking someone. I’m female(?),but sometimes I wish I wasnt.I...
Call for Submissions
> SEEKING PEOPLE OF COLOR, IMMIGRANTS, TRANS WOMEN AND POOR/LOW-COME > FOLKS FOR A NEW RESOURCE GUIDE BY AND FOR TRANS PEOPLE > > A new resource guide by and for trans people is looking for people > of color, immigrants, poor/low-income folks and people on the > feminine spectrum who are interested in sharing their stories, > expertise and experiences for this...
Remember: gender is not a test. And nobody else gets to say whether or not you...– Asher Bauer - Pass Or Fail? (via frass)