Jul
7
2014

Reblogged from sirfrogsworth :

  • Men: If Orange is the New Black is so good with representation, why are all the men horrible?
  • Women: They're not all horrible. Bennett's nice. What more do you want?
  • Men: But he's clueless and irresponsible! And that's just ONE guy! How can you give me ONE decent male character in a slew of diverse female characters and call THAT representation?
  • Women:
  • Women:
  • Women:
  • Women:
  • Women:
  • Women:
  • Women: ...must be tough.

Jul
6
2014

Reblogged from stfutransmisogynisttransfolks :

foulbutch:

swagmacbook:

taco-marco:

lordprofanity:

Excuse me but this is an amazing short film about a trans* boy who struggles with a not-very-understanding parent, and it deserves every award and I am so proud of my generation.

I may or may not be crying

trans person looking sad in mirror movie number 5000000

imagine this exact (shitty) film, but about a young trans woman. imagine your gut emotional responses to it, imagine how different the cultural coding behind these exact behaviors would be. here are some prompts for you.

  • a trans woman protagonist walking through a store and checking out a blouse (creepy, predatory), asking her mother to buy it for her (culturally illegible)
  • a trans woman protagonist taping cleavage & padding a bra, putting on makeup, trying to make herself look smaller in the mirror instead of broader, putting on a wig instead of cutting her hair (pathetic, aping/appropriating femininity). can you even imagine these things being played for anything but laughs or sad tranny points?
  • imagine how the mother’s responses would be different (the protagonist might well be institutionalized). imagine how simon’s response would be different (the protagonist might well get bashed).
  • imagine how you’d feel about a trans woman protagonist screaming at her mother (male privilege, violent, etc.)

my point: this movie wouldn’t work if it were made about a trans woman because she would be coded as too unsympathetic for performing these exact behaviors.

Jul
3
2014

Reblogged from skysquids :

"I believe in trans people. I believe in us because we have been honest, at least once, in a way few people on earth have been asked to be. I believe that is what makes us so frightening. That integrity is written all over us. You can see it in the dark. There is no avoiding seeing in us that choice to hold onto the truth even if no-one else would stand with us and do the same. That is enormously threatening. It is no wonder that so many people and communities claim that admitting us among their number might destroy the foundations of everything they know."

little light, holding on (via kiriamaya)

Jun
27
2014

Reblogged from lgbtlaughs :

setilamarr:

[lesbian hopes intensify]

Jun
26
2014

Reblogged from tumblrofthrones :

(Source: eerieearthling)

Jun
24
2014

Reblogged from lgbtlaughs :

lgbtlaughs:

do you ever wonder which people in your life have used you as their “gay friend” in an argument?

Jun
20
2014

Reblogged from changeoflily :

changeoflily:

Day 253 still undecided on having my hair like this hmm

changeoflily:

Day 253 still undecided on having my hair like this hmm

Jun
19
2014

More so than straight men, I will never understand straight women, because they are attracted to straight men.

Jun
19
2014

Reblogged from thequeensinstincts :

(Source: maliatastes)

Jun
10
2014

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