2nd November 2010
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i had not heard about this before but it’s really disgusting that it made it through the really difficult process of becoming an iphone app! great commentary on this blog:
Gender in this case was used as a weapon and this app specifically implied that trans people are falsifying who they are thus making it appropriate to mock them for the sake of entertainment. The genesis of this idea is cissupremacy. Lisa Harney, defines cissexism as “the assumption that your sex, your gender are superior and more valid than trans people’s sex and gender.” Inserting a cisgender woman into the average picture would not give rise to amusement or give cause for derision because cis bodies are not only normalized, they are expected and respected. Gender is only considered comical when it involves trans people because their identities are not considered real rather trans identities are seen as an artificial and self constructed.
4th May 2010
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glad this didn’t happen in MS. forget staging a secret prom, they’d secretly move the whole school!!!
even though the article uses the term “cross dressing” and the pronoun “him” i am hesitant to because the student is quoted as saying: “What makes me a woman is inside…” it sounds to me like they are trans, in which case i don’t think using male pronouns and “cross dressing” is appropriate.
1st May 2010
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Trans Student attacked at CSULB speaks at rally
“I’ve been terrified to come back to campus… The person who attacked me knew my name… pushed me back into a stall and carved “it” into my chest.
For those of you that don’t know why “it” is such a derogatory term, it takes away a person’s humanity. It takes away their personhood and makes them less than human.
Know that what happened to me didn’t just happen to me – it happened to the entire community… Those of us that are visibly queer, those of us that are out about being queer, are scared.”
Via: sluthaditcoming: hopesichord: frenchkissmyfingerprint: hermajestyxx: ihatethismess: neutresex: fuckyeahftms:
30th April 2010
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this is an absolutely beautifully expressed blog! it’s hard to pick just one portion to share, i hope that you will follow the link and read the entire post, because it is well worth it. it saddens me more than i can say that there is so much discrimination and hate within marginalized communities. my experience is not your experience, and your experience is not the experience of another. how anyone who has had to deal with society trying to keep them from being empowered could turn around and do that to someone else, i truly don’t know. yet - it happens every day.
there is not just one way to be, to live, and we all find our bliss or comfort in slightly different ways. i wish that lgbtqia stood for acceptance rather than “you don’t fit in my box so get the f*** out of my sight.”
“There are a lot of post-op trans women who are intensly and vehemently bigoted against trans women who still have their penises. Any trans woman who has not yet gotten the Lopitoffame is in their eyes still not yet a real woman. This belief is held with a comnplete black hole of obliviousness to the irony of radfems who say the same thing about post-ops.
…Women like Josephine are the ones who treated SRS as that magic cure all, that holy grail that would magically fix everything wrong in their lives. The ones who thought having a vagina would make everyone accept them as a real woman, and that they’d stop receiving transphobic bigotry. They can’t accept that SRS didn’t make EVERYTHING perfect, something else must be wrong. So they turn their own insecure failings they thought SRS would chase away and turn it against those they see as lesser. They forget that when they were pre-op they felt every bit as much a woman as they do post-op, and they basically misgender and invalidate their own life history by insisting anyone who hasn’t gotten srs yet is less real than they are.