“I don’t want to think about the ways society instrumentalizes trans women’s bodies as an object of deconstruction and theoretical prodding, but maybe talking more about my body will help you in the most obscurantist and undefined way possible?”
Female bodied persons deserve respect.
if you think that it’s okay make fun of my body because you’re “comfortable in yours”
if you think that it’s okay to exclude or criticize my trans siblings’ bodies under the guise of body positivity
if you think that it’s okay to leave people of color out of your body positive rhetoric
you’re being really gross and awful and i want you to sit in the corner until you’ve thought long and hard about what you’ve done
This, of course, only confirms what we’ve already known for ages: trans men may not be quite as privileged as cis men, but they are absolutely privileged over not only trans women, but also over cis women.
Also, it’s important to note that only counts for transmen that pass. and also that coming out as trans at work can lose you your job. So saying there’s a privilege over ciswomen kind of makes me uneasy.
Okay but that’s a derailment, I think. The quote states that this is for those who have had their gender transitions and I think passing is implied. But what I’m getting out of this is that trans men are treated like men in the workplace, then they would make more than women, which is privilege over cis women.
exactly what owen said; also the quote’s not saying “all trans men pass and therefore all trans men get wage raises and don’t face discrimination for being trans ever” which is what aporiac is implying in their derailment. but, yes they actually do have privilege over cis women if they’re getting wage advantages AFTER their transition!
“This result is the product of a legal system that constantly devalues trans lives, particularly trans people of color,” Jason Terry, an activist with the D.C. Trans Coalition, told the Blade. “Officer Furr’s defense team actively sought to portray the victims as somehow deserving of this violence, and apparently they succeeded. If roles had been reversed and a black trans woman had gotten drunk and shot a gun at a police officer, the results would be drastically different.”
Bolded for truth.
breaking news if you are a cis dude do not ever talk to me when you’re drunk
also, I’ll probably avoid you even if you’re sober.
I have a lot of cis dude friends. I get drunk/stoned with them too. Some cis dudes are pretty cool.
also, the original post implies that somehow trans dudes can’t be obnoxious drunk guys like cis dudes. anyone can be obnoxious when drunk. being a transguy doesn’t make you immune to that (or privilege).
you know what? facing oppression doesn’t do away with your privilege.
mmm yes. valid commentary. sorry I didn’t catch this when I first queued it.
oh hey look a new and up-to-date version of my transition timeline!
edit: tumblr is being annoying so CLICK HERE FOR FULL-SIZE!!!
now you too can witness my my magical evolution from ugly awkward nerd to… queer emo princess?
a.k.a. the story of me dying my hair black and starting to use eyeliner.
a.k.a. fuck yeah estrogen is awesome and totally worth the massive mood swings and fact that I cry ALL OF THE TIME
yeah okay I should really stop blogging while on pain medicine.
lol lol remember that time when I used to post on more trans*/mtf-related message boards, and then one time some people criticized a picture of me because they said that flipping off the camera looked “masculine” and aggressive, instead of “passive and feminine”…
fuck all y’all and your gender policing
On December 11, 2008, voice actress and transgender activist Maddie Blaustein passed away in her sleep at the age of 48. Blaustein was best known among English-speaking Pokémon fans as the original 4kids dub voice of Meowth. Maddie, you really were the “top cat” and your fans miss you so much. Rest in peace.
awwww she was one of my favorite people! I’m sad I only learned about her after she died though.
but seriously though look!
she provided so many voices for 4kids.
Why I hate the term “Cis”
First off, an explanation of my basic understanding of /Cis/ /Cisgender/ and /Cissexual/ …
- /Cisgender/ - Basically a match between the gender you were born with and your identity.
- /Cissexual/ - Loosely meaning NOT trans.
- /Cis/ - From my…
And might I add that anybody who gets red-zone enraged over being called “cis” is both proving the point and aiding to the problem. Basically, if people think simply being called “cis” is worse than cissexism and the violent and oppressive shit that cispeople inflict on transpeople all the damn time, they have a problem.
i agree. the original post is really long and really angry and i, for one, am getting upset with the number of ~cis allies~ who are angry at trans people for how we choose to express our anger on the internet, and i am upset regardless of whether or not these people are our friends, partners, past partners, or spouses.
trans people experience the brunt of cissexism and gender essentialism, both as it is institutionalized and as it is perpetuated by individuals; and sometimes when we get angry we might say we “hate cis people” - but we are not attacking you personally; we’re upset about the institution that you are a part of. if you actually think that we’re attacking you at the individual level when we post things about hating cis people, your arrogance and self-centeredness are illustrative of your privilege (your belief that your feelings matter more than ours in this context and that you deserve to be listened to over us), and it co-creates and re-creates this entire problem.
i feel like it’s been being said around tumblr all the time recently (three individual links there), but it’s possible to hate an oppressive group in general without hating all of its individual members.
some of us are mad oppression exists. some of us are just mad about the oppression we personally experience. we’re all at different places along the learning curve, as well as the healing curve, and as much as i believe the internet is important it’s also not the same to rant here as it is to perpetuate interpersonal violence in real time and space. many of us who rant here about cis people are overly kind to cis people in our daily lives, even after being asked invasive questions time and time again. we need a place to voice our frustration. we need a place to build trans-oriented community and dialogue.
as to the phrase “die cis scum”, i had a really useful and productive conversation with a white trans woman friend of mine about this the other day. basically i said to her i didn’t like the phrase and she said to me, basically, “at the end of the day, it’s just a phrase. imagine actually implementing a practice where trans people actually tried to kill off cis people? it wouldn’t even last a day. we’re such a small (percentage wise) and vulnerable (social capital wise) part of the population that we’d get squashed in hours.” so really “die cis scum” is primarily at expressing our outrage at the system (cis-tem) of cis oppression, that is systematic, institutionalized, pervasive cissexism that we cannot simply escape even in forming loving communities, partnering with people who care about us, reading affirming things online, etc. because as soon as we step back out into society, we’re reminded of our lower class status, our less-than-humanness.
if you are more angry with seeing trans people express their anger than you are that the “cis-tem” exists, i don’t even really have words for you at this point. allies don’t get cookies; my partners who have dated me don’t get high-fives for being decent human beings (we wouldn’t be together if they were anything less); it’s just their/your duty. obviously when we’re complaining about cis people and you do your best to smash the cis-tem (as an “ally”) then we’re not talking about you.
although, after a reaction like this from you… maybe we are talking about you.
so I go into GuitarCenter to buy a new tuner, since I got a giftcard for christmas.
I find the one I want, and the cashier guy is like “can I help you, ma’am?”
I start to pay, and he asks me for my phone number so he can look up my account. I give him the number, but then remember that I signed up with them years ago, and the account would have my name listed as Will. He types in the phone number, and then asks “the one under Will Carter?”, and I’m like “uhh, yeah, that’d be it.”
so I give him the giftcard (which has Willow written on it), but it doesn’t cover all of my purchase, so I give him my credit card (which has my name as Willow on it) to pay for the rest.
but then he asks to see my ID. fuck. So I show him my drivers license, which is several years old, and has old everything. Old picture, Will as my name, M as my gender, etc.
He looks at it for a few seconds, but then keeps ringing me up. As I’m signing my name on the credit card swipe thing, he asks “so… is Will a brother, or a boyfriend, or…?”, and sounds kinda confused.
I look up and am like “uhhh… yeah, brother…” and sound super suspicious, haha. he probably thought I was an identity thief or something.
wheee fun times.