Susan Stryker, at dinner tonight (via queeraztlan)
We have been denied every single community out there and been punished severely by everyone fir pursuing it for ourselves. This is no surprise.(via fuego-acero-y-hierro)
Other girls when I was a kid: go away
Other girls when I was a teen: we’ll tolerate you
Other women post-transition: actually pretty ok, except guess what? You know that thing where women are trained to tear each other down? Trans women do it too. Because we’re women living under the same patriarchal BS as cis women. And the army of cis women who allow trans guys to hold community in their spaces while denying trans women? That’s kind of a big factor too.
Guys my entire life: I’m going to beat you up now
So “lone wolf” my ass. I connect to people who allow me to connect to them. That few do is a statement about society, not trans women.
Pitfalls of the Industry
Life is like a hurricane. Here in. Game dev. Sexists, neckbeards, threats of rape. It’s some. Bullshit.
Might deny privilege, assault some women! DOUCHEBROS, WOO-OO!
Every day they’re out there whining. DOUCHEBROS, WOO-OO!
Re: On “transtrending”. .
I’ve noticed a common complaint (exclusively coming from cafab trans people, mind you) about the trans community is “transtrenders”- People who think being trans is “trendy”. The stereotypical transtrender is a teenager, cafab, and white, saying on their tumblr profiles that they’re pansexual and genderqueer (though occasionally ftm) and generally acting like a special snowflake[…]
Let’s also not forget that the true origin of the term “transtrender” is the severely trans-hating butch dyke Dirt, or whatever she calls herself, and the posse of trans-hating TERFs that echo chamber her bullshit.
"Transtrender" is lobbed at people who present more femininely. The most common form of anti-trans sentiment, transmisogyny, also targets feminine people. Meanwhile, masculine trans men generally find themselves either accepted or, at the very least, treated as if their words carry some weight. The national dialogue in the US dramatically changed when trans men first started to get media coverage. All of a sudden trans rights were respectable, whereas before "trans" only conjured up images of vapid people wearing frocks.
The message here is consistent: The masculine is legitimate, the feminine is frivolous and fake. “Transtrending” is yet another manifestation of misogyny. It plays out in straight cis spaces, queer cis spaces, and many trans spaces. Thanks for perpetuating the mores of the patriarchy, everybody. Really appreciate it. Really.
What is up with (mostly cis) sexual people asking me about my clothing preferences?
Everytime I’ve told someone I’m transgender, self-identify as a woman, after a while, I get the same stupid questions about clothes: Do I or Would I like to wear skirts and/or dresses?
However, this is not about clothing preferences. These people would NEVER ask a cis woman the same question.
Because the question is about sexual arousement.
Would I like (wink wink) to wear skirts and/or dresses?
With other words: clothes as a fetish.
Apparently they are unable to think about what it means to be transgender in any other way than as some kind of fetish or kink?
Why do sexual people always have to make everything about sex?
References: Cissexist Fetishism
They also can’t conceptualize femininity and femaleness as anything other than a means of sexual gratification. It’s with trans women that people really show their true colors about how they perceive femininity and womanhood in general. Many people literally cannot conceive of any reason to be feminine or female other than sexual gratification. People can’t understand femininity or femaleness existing for its own sake. It’s disgusting when you think about it, and shows how transmisogyny is in many ways just amplified misogyny.
+10 points to anyone who has noticed that the majority of “you must disclose” arguments boil down to “I’m a man steeped in male entitlement”
The rest boil down to “I’m a cis woman steeped in bad gender studies classes”.