The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight.
HEY FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT THIS IS AN ACTUAL THING THAT IS LITERALLY HAPPENING IN 2014 AND WHY AREN’T WE TALKING ABOUT THIS APPARENTLY NO ONE CARES?
Fuck Texas, yall. -lays head in hands-
Q:you seem cool but also im frustrated that you think gender is a choice >:\
Hi, there. I’m glad you think I seem cool.
A lot of people misunderstand what i’m saying when I tell people that gender is or can be a choice, or that I think men should question masculinity and maleness. Here are some of the things i DON’T mean:
- all men everywhere are lying about being men, especially trans men
- Every man has to stop being a man or be arrested by the Gender Police
- being a trans man makes you an irredeemably awful person
A lot of my posts that get passed around by truscum tend to get interpreted this way, because it’s the internet and everyone assumes the worst of everyone else on the internet. Here are some of the ideas I’m trying to get across in my posts:
- men are an oppressor class with power over women and non-men.
- men often hurt themselves, other men, and women and non-men when they assert their masculinity.
- men should be open to the possibility of abandoning maleness if they can, because aligning oneself with womanhood is a very good way to fight misogyny and find solidarity with other women; i also want to help destigmatize atypical womanhood (about 85% of my followers are trans women, including most of my mutuals, and most of the rest are non-binary or genderweird afab girls), and one of the ways to do that is to bring the possibility of abandoning maleness to people’s attention.
- if a man cannot abandon maleness because he can’t organize his gender experiences into something that makes sense as a non-man, then he should work to eradicate misogyny in himself and in other men, and work to deconstruct the toxicity of male identity from within.
- gender is determined by oneself and not by anybody else; as long as an identity is not appropriative, you can choose to describe your experiences with gender however you want. Some of my followers consider themselves to be women who were men until they abandoned maleness; others find certain superficial elements of masculine identity appealing but deliberately choose to self-describe as non-men in order to make it clear that they align themselves with women and against the patriarchy.
"gender is/can be a choice" is shorthand for: a lot of people have Weird Feelings About Gender at least some of the time, and everybody with Gender Feelings can choose to interpret those feelings however they want to.
I just encourage people with Gender Feelings to lean towards transness and womanhood and not towards cisness or manhood.
as they say in my blogging circles: “being trans is a feel and anyone can know it.”
"LGBTI Aborignal activists respond to Anthony Mundine
"We write this letter to remind everyone that diverse sexualities do exist in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, have always existed, and will continue to flourish. We are united, we stand strong and we reclaim our rightful places in our cultures.”
Black Rainbow, a national coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay, lesbian, bisexual, sistergirl, transgender and intersex peoples has published an open letter the Koori Mail, a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people giving Indigenous Australians a voice missing in the mainstream media.”
An infographic created by my friend to quickly spread the word on the non offensive way to write trans woman.
If you don’t know why the other variations are crossed out please do some research on your own. Various trans women have written numerous posts about why they are harmful to trans women.
I feel like this has gotten enough attention and since I’m a relatively peaceful mood I am going to attach some resources on why:
Today, I spent my time writing a letter to Jane Doe, the 16-year-old trans girl who has spent 52 days in an adult prison. If you don’t know her story, I hope this letter moves you to learn more about her case, about her life, about her resilience.
And I’m serious: I will take her prom dress shopping someday.
Write Jane a letter!!!! Dont let her be forgotten, don’t let anyone ignore her! This is wrong and we need to help.
She is just a kid - we have GOT to help her. All you cheering about Laverne Cox on the cover of TIME, step up, do your part and HELP JANE - get loud, write letters, follow through!!!!
im so fucking scared
i owe 4800 to dr. garramone by tomorrow and i cant afford to pay it
i cant get hold of th eperson who is supposed to pay it
i need to raise as much as i can as soon as possible
my paypal is at the bottom of my page please please PLEASE give as much as you possibly can im so fucking scared
All anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist trans women and nonbinary people who experience transmisogyny are hereby invited to mass in Athens, Georgia, from July 10th through July 13th for the first-ever TWIST convergence!
This event is a CLOSED SPACE for anti-fascist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist trans women and nonbinary people who experience transmisogyny. If, for whatever reason, this does not describe you, don’t register and don’t come!!!
Visit our Eventbrite page or click “read more” for more information! Also, do us a favor and signal-boost this post!
REMINDER: The convergence is still on! We’re in the process of nailing down housing, which it looks like we’re going to be able to provide for free to all attendees. There will be a fundraising campaign launched shortly to support this. If you’re thinking about coming, and haven’t registered yet, please do so ASAP — it’ll help us nail down a headcount. :)
REMINDER 2: If you’re planning on coming to the convergence, please go ahead and register!The more accurate our headcount, the better we’ll be able to estimate the # of beds and meals needed. Thanks so much!!