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STOP USING TRANS*, THE ASTERISK IS HARMFUL

latenightliar:

idislikecispeople:

Stop using the term trans followed by * otherwise known as an asterisk.

It doesn’t matter who came up with the notion of using it, it’s very creation was to be all inclusive of everyone, meaning cis people like crossdressers, traps, and even drag queens could be considered trans, which would devalue actual trans people and make it 100x harder for trans people to be taken seriously and achieve equality if cis people think that the aforementioned cis people masquerading as trans people were trans as well. Cis people are not trans even if they pretend to be. Being trans is a lifestyle you can’t take off at the end of the night when you’re done with it, it’s 24/7.

Please, reblog and eradicate the usage of trans* and please use trans instead.

Then what am I supposed to be? I’m not cis, I’m genderqueer, but I’m also not trans. I felt comfort in using trans* to talk about anyone who isn’t cis, whether they be transpeople or something else like me, and then no asterisk if I was only talking about trans people. What do you want me to use instead? calling myself trans without an asterisk is just untrue. The problems I face are different from those transpeople face, my issues are not always their issues, etc. But at the same time, there are similarities. Our struggles with gender are not the same struggles, but we both have gender struggles. We are both oppressed by cis people. So it’s important to have a term for just transpeople, and another term for transpeople and genderfluid people and agender people and basically anyone who isn’t cis.

So, like, yes, it is an inclusive term. BECAUSE WE NEED AN INCLUSIVE TERM. trans* is not meant to take the place of trans. They are two different terms that mean two different things, and both things are things we need words for.

And like, I get why you would want a different term than ‘trans*’, but we do need SOME term with that meaning. Also I’m not totally happy about the idea of catering our internal language toward ignorant cis people who might get the wrong idea. But I can see why people would want to, so…

STOP USING TRANS*, THE ASTERISK IS HARMFUL

idislikecispeople:

Stop using the term trans followed by * otherwise known as an asterisk.

It doesn’t matter who came up with the notion of using it, it’s very creation was to be all inclusive of everyone, meaning cis people like crossdressers, traps, and even drag queens could be considered trans, which would devalue actual trans people and make it 100x harder for trans people to be taken seriously and achieve equality if cis people think that the aforementioned cis people masquerading as trans people were trans as well. Cis people are not trans even if they pretend to be. Being trans is a lifestyle you can’t take off at the end of the night when you’re done with it, it’s 24/7.

Please, reblog and eradicate the usage of trans* and please use trans instead.

Then what am I supposed to be? I’m not cis, I’m genderqueer, but I’m also not trans. I felt comfort in using trans* to talk about anyone who isn’t cis, whether they be transpeople or something else like me, and then no asterisk if I was only talking about trans people. What do you want me to use instead? calling myself trans without an asterisk is just untrue. The problems I face are different from those transpeople face, my issues are not always their issues, etc. But at the same time, there are similarities. Our struggles with gender are not the same struggles, but we both have gender struggles. We are both oppressed by cis people. So it’s important to have a term for just transpeople, and another term for transpeople and genderfluid people and agender people and basically anyone who isn’t cis.

So, like, yes, it is an inclusive term. BECAUSE WE NEED AN INCLUSIVE TERM. trans* is not meant to take the place of trans. They are two different terms that mean two different things, and both things are things we need words for.

eatcakey:

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eatcakey:

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ithelpstodream:

Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

bloggerwithamouth:

it pisses me off so much when people are like ‘you don’t need labels, just be yourself!’

did you have to pull yourself apart in order to figure out what the fuck was wrong with you and why you weren’t like everyone else

ceescedasticity:

luxor1390:

Things that don’t exist 

Some of these would make great lusii, in white.

Maybe not the pineappowl.

petitpotato:

What bugs me as someone who is recovering from mental illness is that I can’t really tell if I’m ok or not. Because I can manage quite well by strictly following a set of self-made rules. It’s like walking your brain on a leash, watching its every step. But at some point you feel confident enough. Surely your brain has finally learnt how to do well under real conditions. But when you actually try, your brain reveals to be a helpless mess… which is such a disappointment.
Come here, poor little brain… We’ll try to take it slow again.

petitpotato:

What bugs me as someone who is recovering from mental illness is that I can’t really tell if I’m ok or not. Because I can manage quite well by strictly following a set of self-made rules. It’s like walking your brain on a leash, watching its every step. But at some point you feel confident enough. Surely your brain has finally learnt how to do well under real conditions. But when you actually try, your brain reveals to be a helpless mess… which is such a disappointment.

Come here, poor little brain… We’ll try to take it slow again.

fourofthem:

awesomeavocadolove:

You know what gets me? That smile when Bucky says “Steve”. It’s almost like he thinks he’s dying, or already dead, and this is the last thing he sees: His friend, healthy and strong. He’s happy, but it doesn’t look like he believes Steve is real at first.

Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no.
bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love (via a-golden-lasso-of-my-own)

mint-desu:

dickrockerjanecrocker:

likesboyswholikeboys:

you can preach about slut-shaming all you want, but you can’t deny there’s something very wrong with 13 and 14-year old girls going out in skirts and dresses so short they barely cover their asses and shirts with necklines so low they show off cleave they haven’t got yet, drinking and even smoking and hooking up with guys before they even have a substantial knowledge of how sex and sexual relationships work.

Thank YOU HOLY SHIT

are we not going to talk about the fact that boys in that age range are doing the similar things but there is no post shaming them for it?