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There are no such things as “opposite” genders, any more than a strawberry is the “opposite” of a plum.
Hanne Blank, Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (via insidethesnowglobe)

floozys:

boys will be bo-“

*flies in* 

*punches you in the face*

bOYS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE 

Boys will be bo-

-oooring.

"San Francisco Pride 2013: After spending ten minutes watching corporate floats and cis men parade by…"

  • Friend:

    So how do you think you've changed since high school?

  • Me:

    Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.

  • Friend:

    ...

  • Me:

    I also think I got hotter.

Trans Day of Visibility

Apparently today is the trans day of visibility. I see a lot of people sharing statistics about how likely trans people (“particularly trans women of color,” which often is deployed as the catch-all intersectionality phrase) are more likely to commit suicide, be homeless, live in poverty, live with HIV/AIDS, etc. All of these things are true, and holding space for that is important.

I also wish today could be less about acknowledging how bad things are, and more about how to actively make it better. We need to honor our leaders and elders, provide direct assistance to trans people, explicitly challenge cissexism (and intersecting forces that disproportionately affect trans people, e.g. racism, ableism, classism), notice when and why trans women are excluded (“usually” and “because transmisogyny” for those keeping score). Framing “trans visibility” in terms of “here are statistics about how hard it is to be trans” robs us of our humanity and allows us to pass the blame to society.

If you lament the lack of trans women in your community, but never make the effort to form friendships with trans women, you can’t just blame it on statistics and -isms.

Apparently a notarized court ordered gender change and a notarized letter from your surgeon are not enough to change your gender marker at the California DMV.

animateglee:

oomshi:

the bible said adam AND eve so i slept with them both

Well it’s the Bible, not the Straightble, I’m just following the book.

About the Asterisk

queer-cheer:

There always seems to be an abundance of people in need of links as to why the asterisk after trans is transmisogynistic or just flat out unnecessary so I browsed Google for a while and found some good explanations about why we should stop using the asterisk. 

If you have other links, add them! If you think there’s something wrong with one of the links I provided, let me know! Save this list and use it to explain to people why we should ditch the asterisk.