> before u agree to see a naked girl on a camsharing site, ask her what her favorite pokemon is. If she keeps doin a sales pitch shes a bot, the site wants ur credit card
> any site thats supposedly free as dirt but wants ur card number anyways is fucking lying m8. Theyre gonna take the money and run.
> that random fuckin chick who wants to give u a business deal if u just follow the link she just sent is a fuckin liar, block her
> in general, any randomass person who wants u to do a thing after u click a link is probably tryinga pull a scam. Why tf do they keep doing this when will they learn
> if ur seein a website thats sellin posters and pillows and mugs of EVERYONES artwork, even the crayon doodles of a fuckin nobody from deviantart, that site’s lying. Its a honeypot they want to get ur personal info when u file a dmca claim
> if u see a blog with a weirdass name do some Sexual Robot shit on a random ass post fuckin block it before it snatches ur selfies to peddle its scam
> but before u do that check the blog to see if it has some other schmuck’s selfie and then report that shit to tumblr asap. Also find the original user if u can reverse image search successfully, and give them a follow cuz they’ll need it.
> become deeply familiarized with the rhetoric and terminology used by mras, nazis, other assorted white nationalists, terfs, and 4channers, so when the discourse hits, you’re gonna know exactly what’s up, and u wont fall for some cheap bait like “my gender is attack helicopter stop triggering me u genderist” or fuckin whatever they pretend sjws say these days.
> if a stupid goddamn troll wont leave u the fuck alone, start with rickrolls and BOFA jokes, and if that doesn’t work, start quoting old fuckin youtubes like charlie the unicorn, and if the troll STILL wont block your ass start Literally Copy-Pasting The Last Sentence They Sent U until they’re annoyed and give up. Congrats u just beat a troll. Now report them to tumblr.
> if u start getting weird hyperlinks under every other word in ur webbrowser and when u mouse over it some random shit tangentially related to the word pops up? That shits a terrible goddamn annoying ass virus and ya gonna have to purge it from ur computer manually by runnin into the registry and the hidden files and deleting everything even remotely related to it. It doesn’t take ur info or anything its just annoying as fuck and is a goddamn cockroach
okay, i was in the car with my sisters (who are both cishet), and one of them asked, “how lgbt friendly is our town?”
i responded immediately with, “not at all,” at the same time my other sister responded with, “well, it’s not *that* friendly.”
i was asked by both of them as to why i was insisting that no, our town (which is extremely small and can be summed up by the school, btw) is not lgbt friendly. i told them that so many kids threw around the f and d slurs, as well as calling people gay as an insult, and also, they make those “did you just assume my gender/i identify as an attack helicopter” jokes. keep in mind, i’m genderfluid and a lesbian, so yeah, these things are both *pretty* harmful to me. (granted, i’m not out to my family, so them not listening to what i had to say wasn’t (too much of) a problem, but that’s not the point.)
my other sister, who said that our town was *kind of* lgbt friendly, said, “well, yeah, but you’re going to find that in every school. what i mean is that no one - or at least most people - is going to get turned away for being gay.”
and you know what?
throwing around homophobic and lesphobic slurs and making homophobic and transphobic jokes is not “lgbt friendly,” no matter how normal it is. these things harm lgbt kids (i.e., me), and drive anyone who wants to come out further into the closet. i’m out as a lesbian to all my friends, but i would never dream of coming out as genderfluid to them, and you know why? it’s because they laughed at (not even made - laughed at) those “did you just assume my gender?” jokes. i’m fucking petrified of being myself around others because of these jokes. (goddamn jokes).
so no, our town is not lgbt friendly. i don’t give a shit that *most* people won’t get kicked out of their homes for being gay. as long as gay, trans, and nonbinary kids are being ostracized and pushed into the closet, our town is not lgbt friendly.
if you aren’t lgbt, you need to hold yourself to *way* higher standards than you are now. just because you wouldn’t kill your friend for being gay doesn’t mean you’re a good ally. if you throw around slurs (yes, even jokingly), if you call people gay as an insult, or if you make any of the “attack helicopter” jokes, you’re a shitty ally and an even shittier human.
(yes, cishets can reblog this - in fact, it’s encouraged.)
this ones gonna be a little less popular of an opinion
but. People need to acknowledge that not all trans people face the same oppression and hardships. There is a massive difference between how people view and treat trans girls irl compared to, say, how somebody who is dfab nb but still presents in a feminine way is treated.
For the most part, nobody will know for the second person, and even if they do it’s normally just stupid “attack helicopter” jokes, but trans girls, if they even try and present in a feminine way will get slurs thrown at them, or even violently attacked.
Even when it comes to trans boys vs trans girls, while there is still a lot of gross misgendering and transphobia thrown at the boys, with the way gross cis people see them, as just “confused girls” which is really gross, it still lessens the severity of how people treat them, because for the most part, girls wearing guy clothes is more normalized.
With trans girls, though, we’re pretty much always seen as “gross, disgusting, perverted men”, who just dress that way to sneak into girls spaces, so people have a much more violent reaction towards us than they do other trans people.
relatives treating you like a bomb at family gatherings; like you’re just some controversy that exists to make holiday dinners more awkward for everyone else
feeling like each time you go to the bathroom other people think you’re making a political statement
not being able to defend yourself when people disrespect you because they’ll think it’s funny if you get offended
people acting like your existence is an inconvenience for them- like your name and pronouns are a hassle- like it’s your fault.
having cis people tell you what “gives you away” like you haven’t already spent every moment of your life hating your body
they laugh at your confidence and they laugh at your insecurities. you feel like no matter what you do, you’ll be laughed at.
knowing that no amount of hormones will change your height, your hips, your hands…
hearing “attack helicopter gender” jokes and “bun/buns/bunself pronouns” jokes and “did you just assume my gender” jokes and “traps are gay” jokes and knowing that people see you as the punchline for each and every one
watching people go out of their way to tell you that they’d neverbe attracted to someone like you, and realizing that they want you to validate their repulsions
knowing that people will always see you as a trans (man) first and as a man second
fighting the urge to scream every time you see a mirror because you know the exact location of every little flaw and you despise all of them
wanting to vomit when you come across old photos
missing out on so many things because you were been too busy feeling trapped in your own skin
feeling like you were deprived of a childhood by the person you weren’t supposed to be
everyone telling you that you should empathize with transphobes because, really, don’t they have a point??
“you’ll always be [deadname] to me”
cis people constantly measuring you up against their standards for what a trans person //should// look like
hearing well-meaning cis people call you “they” because calling you “he” is too hard for them to stomach
you can’t get upset when complete strangers ask you invasive questions about your genitals, your transition, your sex life, ect. because the instant a cis person deems you ‘rude’ your pronouns become 'optional’.
wondering if forcing yourself back into the closet would be worth it because you’re tired of dealing with people’s reactions
its amazing how “new gender binary” and “i sexually identify as an attack helicopter” are both jokes that rely on the same gag (absurd things being used as genders) except one of them is actually funny because its making fun of a social construct instead of non binary people