things tumblr needs to stop thinking are good, cool or constructive

- looking for things to be offended by
- glorifying certain demographics
- vilifying other demographics
- throwing around words such as ableist, sexist, transphobic, etc like confetti to the point where they are becoming meaningless (much to the harm of victims of actual hatred)
- self victimization
- censorship
- policing people’s language
- throwing tantrums over fictional characters not representing demographics you like
- pretty much reducing people to small aspects of their identity
- doxxing and bullying people who disagree with you
- conflating gender with personality traits or clothing style
- pretending that obesity is not a bad thing
- prioritizing hurt feelings over everything else
- pretending that you strive for equality when really you strive for special treatment

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.

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.

  • 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
  • Cis people: yeah I just don't find trans people attractive even if I was attracted to them before they told me, I'm not "transphobic" it's "just a preference"
  • Trans people: that is transphobic tho but w/e, I don't find cis people attractive anyway, it's "just a preference"
  • Cis people: what hte fuck did you jus t say how can y ou not find me attractive??? dont u know we outnumber you?? and that we're normal and without us the human race would die out???? how dare you!! cisphobe!!!

cisphobic? yeah im cisphobic. im literally terrified of cis people. i have a phobia of them. im scared every time i leave my house that a cis person is going to deadname, harass, or otherwise microaggress me. im scared i’ll be killed, that they have the power to kill me for being trans and get away with it. fuck yeah im cisphobic. i have chronic cisphobia.

referring to a trans woman as anything other than a woman/female is transphobic. referring to a trans man as anything other than a man/male is transphobic. referring to a nonbinary person as anything other than nonbinary/their gender is transphobic. 

misusing science to harm others is anything but scientific, ur using it as a base to harm ppl, to justify ur hatred and bigotry.