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Society: You must be a woman in order to wear a dress and you must be a man in order to wear a suit, otherwise you're upsetting god's plan and deserve to go to hell.
Tumblr: You must identify as a woman (or NB) in order to wear a dress and you must identify as a man (or NB) in order to wear a suit, otherwise you're making a mockery of trans people and deserve to be SJ blacklisted.

tubacrazy:

Don’t tell me to be proud of being trans. I’ve only ever wanted to be cis.

Don’t tell me that I can’t be stealth because it would hurt younger trans guys. I’ve only ever wanted to be cis.

Don’t be surprised that I would trade this life for a body that matches my mind in an instant. I’ve only ever wanted to be cis.

LITERALLY ALL I’VE EVER WANTED.

I have recently noticed that I have weeks or even months where I don’t want to have any social interactions with people outside of school. It’s tiring acting like someone you aren’t and I just want to be alone to think about shit all. Yet some of these people from school(friends) don’t understand this despite reblogging things on tumblr about how people need alone time to ‘recharge’.
I got in so much shit for having these extended periods of time with said friends that this whole winter has basically been fucked for me.
Not that they know I feel this way, nor would I tell them because that’s just not how our friendship is. I prefer typing these words and posting them online semi-anonymously as a way to vent and, unfortunatley, complain.

The problem with having a group of friends is when you find out that some of them don’t like others and it becomes a jumble of people that hang out at school but outside it’s impossible to hang out as a group because garunteed someone will be unhappy because you invited the person they don’t like.
It has reached the point where I am fed up trying to make plans with people because there is so many that I have to hang out with individually.

chaseross:

transstar:

transmansable:

transstar:

neguki-san:

transstar:

that last comment though

So these are two cis women talking about how they have to “educate” trans men?

yes!

How I wish I still made videos. I’d crush this stupid bitch

I would pay to see that.

OMG Lino pls make a tumblr vid of it lol

chaseross:

transstar:

transmansable:

transstar:

neguki-san:

transstar:

that last comment though

So these are two cis women talking about how they have to “educate” trans men?

yes!

How I wish I still made videos. I’d crush this stupid bitch

I would pay to see that.

OMG Lino pls make a tumblr vid of it lol

luminousrabbitofcaerbannog:

chauvinistsushi:

transitiontransmission:

A few days ago, Katie Couric interviewed transgender model Carmen Carrera, andOrange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. For whatever reason, Couric chose to veer suddenly into questioning Carrera about how her “private parts” are “different now” and if she’s had that surgery yet. Carmen shushed her immediately, and reminded Couric that’s a very private issue. In the next segment with Laverne, Couric went right back to asking Ms. Cox about the genitalia question.

Laverne’s answer was flawless.

"The preoccupation with transition with surgery objectifies trans people and then we don’t get to really deal with the real lived experiences. The reality of trans people’s lives is that so often we’re targets of violence. We experience discrimination disproportionately to the rest of the [LGBT] community. … [B]y focusing on bodies, we don’t focus on the lived realities of that oppression and that discrimination."

Other commentators have noted that the bodies of transgender people are somehow public domain. Though Laverne alluded to it, not only are our bodies expected to be public domain, but so are our histories. The results of this unrealistic expectation are horrific.

In Australia, police took a man into custody. While there, the police (illegally) informed him that his girlfriend was a post-operative transsexual. After being released from police custody, he went home, found his girlfriend sleeping, and woke her up by repeatedly bludgeoning her with a glass ash tray until it tore her lips off. After she lost consciousness, he took her to the attic balcony and threw her over the rail onto the concrete two floors below.

The police who leaked this information got community service as punishment.

In Scotland, a transgender man has been convicted of rape and placed on the sex offender list for not disclosing to his girlfriend that he was transgender before engaging in consensual sexual activity.

I have seen it expressed that any transgender person who does not tell their partner that they have transitioned is guilty of rape, and that violence against the transgender person is merely an act of justifiable self-defense. The way this man stuck his hands down the pantsof a transgender woman without her consent and then beat her when he found out her birth gender. One commenter on this assault summed up how transgender people are expected to know their place:

"Since heterosexual males generally are not looking for a person of the same physical sex as them, shouldn’t this transgender person have informed the man that she is in reality a male? "Anita" Green is the problem here, not the poor guy who got duped."

When 18-year-old Angie Zapata’s boyfriend found out she was transgender by forcibly groping her, he bludgeoned her to death with a fire extinguisher. A commenter on theDenver Post summed up society’s feelings in one sentence: “This transgender brought it on himself…”

Not only are our bodies not our own, neither are the history of your genitals or your genetics. For whatever reason, this seems to only apply to transgender people.

Is there societal acceptance of someone who beats a woman when he finds out she’s a quarter Jewish? Are men required to tell if they’re circumcised? Women have to announce if they’re had a clitoral hood piercing? Is it self-defense if you murder your boyfriend because you found out he’s not a gold star gay like you? How about throwing your girlfriend off a balcony when you find out she identified as bisexual before she identified as a lesbian?

From Gwen Araujo, to Brandon Teena, to Angie Zapata, to Cemia Dove, our lack of ownership of our bodies has meant being forcibly stripped, groped, raped, strangled, stabbed burned, and bludgeoned. It means that transgender panic defenses live on in court, and sometimes even win. After Brandon McInerney shot Larry King twice in the back of the head in the middle of a crowded classroom, the jury deadlocked on the case. Some even sympathized with the murderer. “[Brandon] was just solving a problem,” one juror said.

Since Couric’s interview, much has been written about how transgender people seem to have no expectation of privacy. Laverne alluded to the violence that the transgender community faces. Couric’s expectation that transgender people have little right to physical privacy is an expression of the cause.

 

Follow Brynn Tannehill on Twitter: www.twitter.com/BrynnTannehill

DEFEND TRANS WOMEN AT ALL COST

AND TRANS MEN, IT’S NOT JUST THE WOMEN

smorgasbaby:

Kiev, largest city of Ukraine, before the violent demonstrations and now.

smorgasbaby:

Kiev, largest city of Ukraine, before the violent demonstrations and now.

do you ever feel like you’re just sort of 

there

like all your friends go out and do things and get into relationships and like people that like them back and have fun and do stupid things with their best friends and instead of doing all that you’re just sort of this mildly entertaining thing that people take an interest in once in a while but they wouldn’t really care if it was gone

like you just sort of exist but you don’t really mean anything

sassymontparnassy:

did anyone realize that california laws went into effect today that allows trans* youth to pick which bathroom and sports team they feel comfortable with in school

i think that’s the bee’s knees

wtfsocialjustice:

A straight cis guy lectures us on why Ellen Page coming out isn’t exciting and why cis lesbians are “vile”. lol

First of all, that is quite the generalization! Also obviously you don’t understand the struggle that the majority of trans people deal with everyday. Out of anyone, majority of trans men are MORE understanding of trans women. In fact I(and others) believe that trans women have a harder struggle than trans men so back off and please don’t make so many generalizations of people that you do not understand

wtfsocialjustice:

A straight cis guy lectures us on why Ellen Page coming out isn’t exciting and why cis lesbians are “vile”. lol

First of all, that is quite the generalization! Also obviously you don’t understand the struggle that the majority of trans people deal with everyday. Out of anyone, majority of trans men are MORE understanding of trans women. In fact I(and others) believe that trans women have a harder struggle than trans men so back off and please don’t make so many generalizations of people that you do not understand