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Adressing the Kate McKinnon discourse™

This is a full breakdown of what everyone is (and should be) up in arms about. In no way is this post excusing, defending or justifying what happened. I’m adressing something that I, as a person of trans experience, is extremely protective of- the sanctity of my trans brothers, sisters and siblings. 

In 2008, eight years ago, Kate McKinnon filmed and co-created (as said by her in an interview) a sketch called Fitzwilliam goes to Hogwarts! the sketch depicts a young boy (played by Kate) that “has since he was a little boy wanted nothing more than a magical vagina.” 

This is obviously a very ugly thing to make fun of, and belittles trans people’s experiences of actual dysphoria and lives of hardship. I’ve experienced dysphoria in the past. And to have someone poke fun at the fact that you’re uncomfortable in your own body, that you just wish by everything in the world that you weren’t in the position you’re in, is not fun. 

Watching it, it makes me angry. I’ve never even experienced bottom dysphoria. Imagining a trans sibling in pain over this (a stupid sketch) makes me livid.

Stepping aside from my anger and analyzing what happened, this is what I’ve come down to.

If this sketch was released in today’s age of trans awareness, it would not be well recieved. But this sketch was aired in 2008. Trans awareness was in no way, shape or form what it is today. It’s completely in line with it’s time’s political climate.

Does that excuse it? no. It’s still fucking disgusting. And coming from a network that’s supposed to be inclusive? a heartbreak.

Following the sketch, Kate McKinnon has never expressed herself in any manner that could be construed as transphobic. Not before the sketch, either.

In an on set interview, McKinnon states that she got the idea from her finding it funny to say “father” and “vagina” in a british accent. We can then assume that Kate honest to blog, did not intend for this to hurt people- even though it did. Good intent does not excuse unacceptable behavior. What she did was still wrong.

I hope you analyze the situation thoroughly before reaching your own conclusion.

It's that time again...

DEAR TWINS.
You are 21. And I happen to have deep thoughts at night sometimes too. This is one of the many that I KNOW Megan has read. WEEELL. Firstly congratulations on being 21 even though in my mind you’re still 18 and you live in Nashville not LA. But that’s besides the point. You have accomplished SO MUCH in just one year. Like when you kept saying “2013 is our year” I seriously had no idea how far it was going to go. New songs, new music videos, also new relationships I see (hint Megan). We macers literally don’t miss anything. After that one tour got cancelled back in January I thought I would never have the chance to see you until you sold out the Verizon center here in DC but boy was I wrong. You guys went on your OWN HEADLINING TOUR. Like you had an opening act. You weren’t playing the opening act. You had a band and VIP tickets for people to MEET you. YOU. It truly was the best experience of my life and I’m so glad I got to meet you, I’m sure there will be many more times from now on. You guys were and are featured at Macy’s in the American rag section, I point it out every time I go. 3 days ago marks a year from when you sang at the Macy’s parade. We thought that was big but we had no idea what was coming. I’m so proud of what you’ve done this year and I can’t thank you enough for being such amazing, sweet and just straight up normal but famous role models. It’s short but sweet. Once a macer always a macer.
-Allie

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if I’ve never said before how much I love @iownmystory, I think now is a good time to.
this lil punk ????? put so much time and effort into making this for me for my birthday, and I don’t think I’ve stopped staring it since it was opened. these are only a few of the pages that are inside, and…I don’t even have the words to explain how gorgeous it is ????
thank you so much bro, I love you more than all the shinedown 🤘🏻💕

Rules: Write 70 truths about yourself and tag 5 people

I was tagged by: @armus2000

Name: Allie
Blood Type: No idea
Nickname: Literally anything
Relationship Status: Taken
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Pronouns: She/her
Fav TV Shows: Steven Universe, Miraculous Ladybug, ATLA/LOK, the Flash, k-dramas in general tbh
Long or Short Hair?: Medium?????
Height: 5′5″ish?
Do you have a crush on someone: Not really no
What do you like about yourself?: I’m flawless (my confidence)
Right or Left-Handed?: Right
3 favorite colors: Purple, blue, black

-RIGHT NOW-
Eating: Freezie
Drinking: Coke (I’m really healthy guys. You have no idea)
I’m about to: Start my summer homework two weeks before school starts
Listening to: Markiplier’s No Man’s Sky play through
Kids: Nope
Married: Nope
Career: Student, Teacher (for a camp program), Housekeeping, Retail, Overworked teenager

-MOST RECENT-
Drink: Coke
Phone Call: My brother lost my Xbox controller and was gone for the week. I was ready to fight
Text: lol okay
Song you listened to: Eto Vse Ona by Sergay Lazarev
Time you cried: Star Trek Beyond tbh

-HAVE YOU EVER-
Dated someone twice: No
Been cheated on: No
Kissed someone and regretted it: No
Lost someone special: No
Been depressed: Not clinically
Been drunk and thrown up: No
Kissed a stranger: No
Had glasses and/or contacts: Yes
Had sex on a first date: No
Broken someone’s heart: Probably not?
Turned someone down: Yes
Cried when someone died: Yes
Fallen for a friend: Nope

-IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU-
Made a new friend: Yes
Fallen out of love: No
Laughed until you cried: Yes
Met someone who changed you: Yes
Found out who your true friends are: Yes
Kissed someone in your fb list: No

-WHICH IS BETTER-
Eyes or Lips: Eyes
Hugs or Kisses: Hugs
Shorter or Taller?: Shorter
Older or Younger?: No preference
Romantic or Spontaneous?: Romantic
Sensitive or Loud?: Sensitive
Hook up or Relationship: Relationship
Trouble Maker or Hesitant?: Both

-FIRST-
Best friend: A girl that lived down the street
Surgery: Wisdom teeth (do oral surgeries count?)
Sport I Joined: Soccer
Vacation: I don’t think I’ve ever taken one???

-DO YOU BELIEVE IN-
Yourself: I try to 
Miracles: Not really
Love at first sight: Admiration sure. That may turn into love
Heaven: It’s a nice thought
Kissing on the first date: I wouldn’t but go for it

-EXTRAS-
Pets: My cat named Red. Like 12 fish (names include: King, Leo, Charlie), two aquarium sharks (Skitter and Talulah).
Do you want to change your name?: FREE ME FROM THE LAST NAME OF JOHNSON
What did you do for you last birthday: I went to school. I went to work. SO nothing special
What time did you wake up today: 9ish?
What were you doing at midnight last night? Downloading a galaxy keyboard onto my phone
Something you can’t wait for: Dragon Age 4??
Last time you saw your mom: She’s literally in the room
What is one thing you wish to change about your life: My body shape is so weird?
Have you ever talked to someone named Tom?: I don’t think so?


I tag:  @artsylesbian @mcdonald-trumpinatti  @thextrekid @liketwelvebirds @Brandi its not letting me tag you but you have to do it pleasee