abandon trans ppl
accessorize black women
prioritize cishet’s feelings
the role of “fixes” like non-binary legal gender markers is not actually to improve the living conditions of trans people but to make a corrupt system (legal gender, gender generally) appear superficially less broken so that people are less likely to revolt against it, txt it
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”"
Ooh! Fun fact: Trans* is transmisogynistic; trans should be used instead. (the * implies that there’s a group that isn’t already captured under trans, which is untrue.)
Many nonbinary people don’t identify as trans, I’ve always seen trans* used to include nonbinary people who don’t want to use the trans tag. As a nonbinary trans person, I want to emphasize that the discrimination I go through is different than binary trans people (especially as a DFAB nonbinary person I have quite a bit of privilege over DMAB trans women and nonbinary identities.) and I feel like the asterix does that for me. How do other trans or nonbinary people feel about this?
These are all links that deal with the asterisk
I’m a trans women and I’m really against the asterisk because of how it’s often used, whether intentionally or not, to take the focus away from trans women on issues that only trans women deal with. I also don’t like it because the narrative of a “community” inherently makes the privilege of dfab trans people, especially trans men, invisible. It also seems to make people think that trans men are capable of talking about the issues of all trans people. I’m also against it because of the apparent history behind its creation to separate the transsexual identity from non binary trans people.
I didn’t even think of the way the asterisk could be racist by including race specific identities in an umbrella they don’t identify with but that makes so much sense. Thank you so much everyone for sending these links and I really encourage people (especially us DFAB trans people) to take a look.
This is the best collection of links around the nature of the asterisk that I’ve run into, and represent the reason I’ve stopped using “trans*” as a tag in my posts and started using simply “trans” instead.
when a majority like white/cis/straight people complain about “reverse oppression” it’s like thrashing around in the shallow end of a pool with floaties on screaming that you’re drowning when all you gotta do is stand up and walk out meanwhile the rest of us can barely tread water out in the deep end but nobody notices since the lifeguard is tryna save your whiny ass
girls aren’t “easy”, girls don’t have difficulty levels. some girls like sex and some girls don’t. you aren’t winning anything by getting either of them to sleep with you.
Some girls only want sex after emotional closeness develops, but to call this “difficulty” says some really disturbing shit about what you think emotional closeness is for.
- Me after receiving a very painful bee sting: I hate bees!
- Bees: *swarm of bees arrives*
- Bees: NOT ALL BEES ARE LIKE THAT.
- Bees: SOME OF THEM ARE PERFECTLY REASONABLE INSECTS.
- Bees: BEES POLLINATE FLOWERS, YOU KNOW.
- Bees: WELL, IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE ALL GENERALIZING, I GUESS I'LL STOP MAKING HONEY.
- White feminist: WE NEED TO BAN ALL RAP MUSIC BECAUSE IT DEGRADES WOMEN
- White feminist: *ignores One Direction romanticizing low self esteem*
- White feminist: *ignores John Mayer's sexist, racist quote about black women*
- White feminist: *ignores Taylor Swift's internalized misogyny*
- White feminist: *ignores Tina Fey's sex shaming and racism*
It starts with a single Starbucks opening on your block
then some white people with dreadlocks are walking their vegan-fed dogs in your community park
next thing you know you can’t afford to eat out for dinner in your own neighborhood because all the the shops you know have been replaced by trendy bars filled with upper middle class white hipsters that voted for obama both times
finally you notice that people you know, the people you grew up with, are disappearing from your neighborhood and you suddenly realize that they can’t afford to live here anymore.
and amid all the new condos and fusion restaurants and yoga studios and all the white people jogging in the winter cold at 5 in the damn morning you ask yaself…
where did all my brown people go?