Cisphobia

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on cisphobia or cishate in general? Kind of off topic I guess, but I noticed a couple of furry artists have been posting discriminative posts on cis people. I know it kind of divides people into a. cis people can't be discriminated and b. cis people deserve to live too, and I might be looking into it too much (for the record for anyone getting mad at a "cis playing victim", I'm not cis) but I figured I'd ask, you guys usually have something smart to say

Sorry, this probably won’t sound smart, but hey, I’m blunt with it.

Any kind of discrimination is shitty and justifying discrimination with discrimination just makes the whole world blind.

- Snake Mod

Don’t be mean to other individuals unless they were Mean/Bad first.
I guess, idek people just being mean to groups of people over something they were born with puts a bad taste in my mouth I guess.

- Boar

Here’s a thing that happened to one of my friends. I was there.

Basically, we were walking down the sidewalk, talking about something meaningless. I think it had to do with a movie. Then this bus screeches up, stops next to us, and a bunch of people with “Down with Cis” shirts climbed out and started beating him up. I was punched and kicked a bit too, but I managed to avoid brutalization by going for their faces. After figuring out what’s happening, I started attacking them back, getting them off of him. He was quite injured but I called 911 and he made a full recovery at the hospital. I was fine, with only a cut on my arm that they patched up.

  • Trans people: We're being murdered and our killers aren't being persecuted.
  • Bi people: We're being alienated and erased and because of this are 6 times more likely to commit suicide than straights.
  • Lesbians, trans people and bi women: We're far more likely to experiance sexual harassment and assault.
  • Pan, asexual, aromantic, non-binary, agender, and omnisexual people: our identities aren't aknowledged by mainstream society.
  • white cishets: YEaH BUT guYS SOMEONe oN TUmBLR SaID tHAT THe STrAiGHtS NEeD tO STOp ANd I FElT SO OFfENdED! foCUS oN THe rEAL ISSuE!!!!! #HETEROPHOBIA #CISPHOBIA

Honestly though the REGs complaining about the lack of the lesbian flag and insisting it has to replace the ace flag instead of just being added…that’s the best example of how their mentality works. They think there’s only a certain number of slots for things, and if there’s something new it’s replacing something that’s already there.

There are infinite slots! We can add one more pride flag, or even more. We can allow more than two (or three, or five) genders. We can have more than one way of being “really” trans. We can be attracted to more than one gender without that attraction being lesser or less queer. We can have multiple “right” ways of having sex. We can allow orientation to be thought of as more than one axis. We can make new words without devaluing existing ones. We can create new resources because there was never a set limit to what we’re allowed to have.

The limit does not exist. Let’s not limit ourselves.