dehumanization of trans people

No offense but as a black transgender the fact that Dave Chappell can get on stage and tell a bunch of dehumanizing jokes about how black people pretend to be trans so the police don’t kill us, and an audience of mostly white or otherwise non-black people laughing at it, was just honestly like the most personally uncomfortable stand up special I’ve ever watched

Which was made 100% worse by the fact that my white boss is the one who suggested it to me lmao

This is your regular reminder that this blog is not a welcoming space for TERFs, radfems, "gender critical" politics, or whatever new term gets made up to try to conceal an ongoing and aggressive attempt to dehumanize trans people.

i dont care about the feelings of terfs. i dont care if you think im being “too harsh” or idk some cuck shit like im being a “cyberbully” like ….lmao okay. terfs deserve to feel bad. they belittle and dehumanize trans people and we’re just suppose to try and reason with them. reason with someone who hates us for who we are? and no it doesn’t go both ways, you are born trans you’re not born a transphobe. especially bi/gay terfs like…..really? we’re in your community and you’re going to treat us like garbage?? what do you think the T in lgbt stands for? literally i hope you all choke and die. i hate every terf

Don’t use it pronouns

Using it/its/itself pronouns is transphobic as shit :)))) 

I’ve seen a few afab, cis-passing people use it pronouns today and I am going to fucking puke.

Being called “it” have been a method of violence and dehumanization of trans people for centuries. Using it pronouns on a human is inherently transphobic.

No, you can not reclaim it. It is still used as a slur. It is still used to dehumanize trans people. Especially if you’re clearly presenting in tune with your aab sex and therefore cis-passing and it has never been used against you. I’ve been called “it” by people who wanted to express their disgust in me being trans. Don’t use it pronouns it’s gross and you have no right to do it. Unless you accept that you’re a transphobic little cunt and contribute to the transphobia trans people experience every day of their lives. Then fuck you. 

anonymous asked:

Honestly one thing I'll never get is how terfs are all like 'omg I just want my own womanhood space I'm not transphobic!1!1!' But then they all got angry when the woman's march made a post about trans woman, they got angry when Laverne cox got casted a female role, they openly call them men, say they're just pedophiles who get a 'boob job' or whatever to invade their spaces and harass them, they literally don't think trans is a thing at all (C)

© they think trans men are women and they think we need to teach them to fight for women instead of transitioning to the more privileged gender (bc apparently transitioning to a male has to do with oppression) they use their outdated biology to defend that even after transitioning they still aren’t the other gender, they make fun of them, terfs have KILLED trans people, they dehumanize them, ect etc like their whole ideology oppresses them you are transphobic…

This 🙌🙌🙌 like for real. Trans women are women and face the same damn struggles as you get over yourself!

Wanna know what makes me uncomfortable? When people say: “gay people, trans people, nonbinaries…”
Because like, it dehumanizes us enby people, makes us nothing more than our gender identity. As if our individuality is masked by our gender. Like everyone is a person, and we are JUST nonbinary. It’s insulting tbh, and I see that (and variations of it) all the time. The worst part is, I don’t think the people who do it understand yet why it’s insulting, but I don’t want to seem nitpicky so I don’t call it out when I see it. Tbh I’m unsure if this bothers anyone else but it REALLY bothers me.
What do other enby people think?

  • Anti-SJWs: *openly mock marginalized groups and dehumanize them with slurs*
  • Anti-SJWs: *misgender trans people on purpose, and tell all LGBTQIA people that their identities are invalid*
  • Anti-SJWs: *harrass neurodivergent people, purposely try to trigger them, and falsely accuse them of faking for attention*
  • Anti-SJWs: That's not bullying! But once an SJW made a joke about cis people; obviously SJWs are the *real* bullies on this site

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm trans and find the term 'trap' incredibly offensive and horrible and it is harmful for the trans community. It's dehumanizing and suggests trans people aren't the gender they identify with. Don't know what the hell that other anon's on about. Dainties are disgusting and their owner, who openly uses the slur, is just as bad.


Regarding the Disruption of Robert Jensen

On Sunday, March 5th at 12 PM, three members of RATPAC-ATX disrupted known trans-exclusionary radical feminist Robert Jensen’s talk at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Earlier in the week, ATX Resist had found out about Jensen’s talk and told the church to cancel it. The church declined, saying that they want to give a platform to everyone’s ideas, and to back up that claim they offered ATXR a chance to speak in May. 

Because of our past positive history with this church during ICE Fuera de Austin’s Let Sulma Stay campaign, we decided to disrupt this event after hearing the news to make clear where we stand:  that although the organization showed solidarity with the LGBT proletariat in the past by providing Sulma Franco sanctuary, staying amicable with anyone who gives room for the state to attack and dehumanize trans people is a clear breach of that solidarity. If the First UU Church of Austin truly wants to stand with the oppressed and toiling LGBT people of Austin, they have to understand the difference between freedom of thought, which we must encourage if we’re to find correct revolutionary ideas, and freedom for hate speech, which Jensen blatantly represents when it comes to trans people. Otherwise, the rainbow flag they fly is a farce. If there’s room for unity between this church and RATPAC in the future, it will only come through struggle and accountability. We are still completely willing to work with the First UU Church of Austin on possible fronts, but they must have full solidarity with the transgender and LGBT proletariat, and they must struggle toward unity with proletarian organizations when they are criticized.

Quickly after Jensen’s talk began, three RATPAC members in the audience stood up in red masks, chanting “When trans people are under attack, what do we do? Fists up, fight back!” As soon as they seized the stage, they were swarmed with angry middle aged men who told them to leave, likening them to the KKK (the irony of which, given the circumstances, is not lost on us), and threatening to call the cops, all while physically assaulting three trans people. The member who was prepared to give the speech against Jensen and the church’s decision to host him quickly began reciting it, moving about the stage avoiding the reactionaries’ attempts. Eventually, two women who thankfully had more authority and sense in them than the men assaulting our members ceded five minutes, even though a few of the men were still adamant that these trans people had to leave and Robert Jensen had to stay. While we wish we could have gone further, we didn’t want to take our chances without the numbers to back us up (and especially given how many arrests our members have faced so recently), so once our speech was finished, our members led a final chant and exited as the threats to call the police continued. Rest assured: next time, we’ll bring more.

Below is a transcript of the speech read by one of the attending members. They were regrettably not able to record our own video of the event because of the short notice on which the action was carried out:

“A year and a half ago, the Revolutionary Alliance of Trans People Against Capitalism stood in solidarity with this church as they allowed Sulma Franco sanctuary while the genocidal US imperialist police state wanted her deported back to Guatemala, where she would be killed for her LGBT activism. We still applaud the decision this church made to stand with Sulma and the immigrant and LGBT people of Austin, and RATPAC is glad that the church accepted our organization’s support. However, solidarity with LGBT people can’t be one sided. By hosting Robert Jensen, who promotes a so-called critical view of trans people, this church is allowing a full platform to someone who aligns with the patriarchal capitalist system and the trump administration when it comes to trans people. You’re giving a voice to someone who actively harms trans people and by extension all oppressed women of the world, including Sulma! This is all while we are in a growing time of crisis for oppressed people, where trans people are a specific target of the growing fascist movement in the US.

Jensen claims to harbor no ill will toward trans people, but in practice, he gives validation and legitimacy to people who want us dead. It doesn’t matter what he claims; what matters is what he does. He sees no humanity in trans people; he sees us as a topic for his thinkpieces. He takes our daily experience of severe oppression and violence at the hands of the capitalist and patriarchal state, and turns it into a debate about whether trans women deserve the same right to access women’s shelters or women’s bathrooms as cis women. Trans people face more patriarchal violence than cis people, but somehow to Jensen, it is patriarchal to allow abused trans women and cis women to share the same spaces and get the same protections. He always tries to mystify his position on trans people, but there’s nothing cryptic about supporting Dan Patrick’s Texas bathroom bill (SB6) that is going through the legislature now, which would see people jailed for entering a bathroom that doesn’t match the sex on their birth certificate.

As a radical feminist, and a trans exclusionary one at that, Jensen will always miss the point. The working class women of the world, both cisgender and transgender, don’t and can’t hold themselves to his intellectual and disconnected standards of what it means to reinforce the patriarchy. He says that reinforcing the patriarchy means performing the gender roles capitalism forces everyone into, but we say that reinforcing the patriarchy means delegitimizing and harming the existence and struggles of cis women and trans people around the world. His stance on trans people and his support for SB6 is incredibly patriarchal. He wants individuals to somehow ‘dismantle’ their own oppression, but RATPAC understands that no form of oppression will be destroyed without a violent and organized fight against the people who profit from capitalism, racism, and patriarchy. We are confident that the most oppressed people in this country and in the world stand with us and against Jensen in that fight. We don’t need radical feminism; we need revolutionary feminism! If you support trans people, don’t listen to Jensen and don’t give him a platform.”

Typical reactionary pundits and talking heads will find any excuse to dehumanize trans people, including opening the can of worms that allowing use of bathrooms corresponding to gender identity would lead to predatory cis men assaulting women. You can’t in one breath talk about how common it is for men to assault people and then in the next breath act like systemic male violence doesn’t exist (as reactionaries do) – you’ve acknowledged the elephant in the room (that patriarchal gender structures instill predatory and violent behaviors into men) and there’s no going back from it. If you want to have a conversation about “the violent sickos who prey on women and young girls”, fine, but that’s a conversation about male violence and patriarchy, not about the trans community and their right to use the bathroom.

i can’t believe i have to make this exact same fucking text post again, in the year of our lord 2016, but i’ll repeat myself— if you think that using violent transphobic slurs like tr*nny is acceptable politics, ever, in any context, when that word is literally used to dehumanize and KILL trans people, unfollow and get the hell off my blog. now.

A cisgender woman may hate her vagina because of the expectations of what genitalia is supposed to look like. A cisgender woman may hate her breasts because of how big or small they are, and the sexism she faces because of them. A cisgender woman may hate her menstrual periods because periods are painful and inconvenient.

A DFAB trans person is uncomfortable with and/or hates these things because they don’t match with the sex they’re supposed to be. They remind them of their birth sex and give people useless excuses to dehumanize and invalidate them.

Stop telling DFAB trans people, “Well everyone has issues with [x female sex trait]. It doesn’t mean you’re trans.” You are clearly ignorant if you say anything like that. Sex dysphoria is caused by and is something entirely different than what you are describing.

I kind of have a neat little idea! In order to stop people from dehumanizing nonhet and trans people, we could start a hashtag where LGBT people can talk about the things beside their gender or orientation that make them special. The tag for orientations is #MoreThanJustMyOrientation and gender is #MoreThanJustMyGender Let’s make this a thing guys!!!

Irony and Hate

This morning, Gender Identity Watch, the hate group organized and run by Cathy Brennan, posted several links to various stories condemning the HB2 pro-discrimination ordinance in North Carolina. The irony, of course, is that Gender Identity watch and Cathy Brennan have implicitly and explicitly helped create HB2 and ensure it became the law of the land in record time.

TERFs, in a rare show of sensibility, generally denounce bathroom bills. Not because such bills are humiliating and dehumanizing to trans people, but because they fear–as a group of women who generally blur gender lines themselves–that they will be accidentally targeted. And they were right. HB2 does target not only trans women, but any queer people (as well as minimum wage earners), because conservative groups discovered in Houston how easily they could destroy general queer protections by disguising their efforts as anti-trans initiatives using the exact same hate rhetoric than Brennan and other TERFS have been enthusiastically pushing since the 70s, claiming that trans women are really men, that trans women are all rapists, that trans women are sick and shouldn’t be encouraged. Right-wing groups had to do literally nothing but dust off forty years worth of hate speech and doctored faux-academic papers and they had a ready-made campaign to undermine all LGBT protections.

Gender Identity Watch’s efforts are so central to this that a recent far right-wing anti-trans attack video, “Women: Decide for Yourselves” (which I won’t link here but is easy enough to find online) calls them out by name as a valuable source. The video has good reason to, too. It relied almost entirely on lists of criminals that Brennan has claimed are trans (and a small minority of them actually are) and has detailed in her various websites.

In fact, before bathroom bills became the new relying cry for the right wing, Brennan happily supported their efforts to demonize trans women and restrict our rights, crossing the aisle to work with right-wing hate groups like the Pacific Justice Institute.

So this is the result of TERF extremism and willful ignorance: we all suffer. Trans women, gay women, gay men, folks in between, and minimum wage earners are all suffering today. If the TERF zealotry to burn the witches, they forgot we were all on a goddam wooden boat.