LMAO the cis are at it again. It’s been suggested that the facial model for the statue of liberty was a dude and so now all the news orgs are like “is the statue of liberty actually a man?” Well I for one just want to congratulate Lady Liberty on being the largest trans woman in North America if not the world.

Please don’t infantilise trans guys. Especially trans guys in their late teens/20s who look younger than their cis counterparts because of a lack of T. If you treat a cis boy as mature, you better not talk down to a trans guy of the same age as if he’s somehow more ‘innocent’ or in any way less mature just because he might not have the “”“signs”“” of being a grown male.

  • straight people: *sees a baby boy make any gesture of acknowledgment to a girl* w0w wHAT a ladIES MAN!!! such a stUD!!
  • also straight people: *sees someone age 13-19 being romantic with someone of the same gender* i just don't understand??? like you can't know that you're gay until you're an adult??? why do you have to force your gay agenda on the children™???
The "born this way" narrative falls apart due to four (4) distinct failures

1. It is not actually an effective argument for dissuading homophobes or transphobes. Take a look at the developmental disability community for some examples of what oppressors do when we’re born this way.

2. It contradicts the idea of actively introspecting to discover your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, invalidating anyone who didn’t just know automatically.

3. It implies that our inability to change is the only good reason to accept us, and by extension implies that we ought to change if we could. Therefore, it actually reinforces that notion that there’s Something Wrong With Us, rather than challenging it.

4. It erases the experiences of people whose queer identities were developed through trauma, who were not in fact born this way.

  • 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
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What Cis People Say To Trans People Vs. What We Hear

By Meredith Talusan and Rory Midhani

TRANSlator 3000: Amazing technology translates cissexist BS!

“Oh you’re trans but you look so good!”
“Trans people are ugly.”

“I’ve never met a trans person before.”
“I assume I can identify any trans person.”

“I would date a trans person.”
“Trans people are usually undateable so I deserve a prize.” 

“You look just like a real woman.”
“Trans women aren’t really women.”

“I’m glad you’re being honest with me about being trans.”
“Trans people who don’t tell me they’re trans are deceivers and liars.”

“I loooooove trans people!”
“I fetishize trans people.”

“It’s so hard to switch pronouns.”
“Trans people are an inconvenience to me.”

“I don’t have a problem with trans people.”
“I have a problem with trans people.” 

you know the baby boomers who fucking said they worked their way through college? Yeah they were probably already fucking rich, you know how many baby boomers went to college? 28.8%, you’d be fucking willfully ignorant if you think that was poor ass baby boomers going to college, you’d be fucking willfully ignorant if you thought that was just all these poor people, women, people of color, disabled people, mentally ill people, trans people, gay people, etc. going to school.

University has ALWAYS been for the upper classes, and those people that claimed to work their way through college were already fucking rich, shut the fuck up about baby boomers having all these fancy college privileges. They didn’t. College has always been for the rich, the white, the het, the etc.

npr.org
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