I was in Japan on the day Brexit happened. We were at a garden with koi where we were commenting on how the giant koi must’ve been worth a fortune. Some British guy chimed in and said “All you need to feed them is some of my British sterling.” It was funny because relative to the time the UK broke from the Union, the British pound took a hard nosedive. So America’s my family having a laugh.
hey so i’ve totally been ghosting on this account but important point i need to make real quick:
if you’re involved in drag (whether you’re a cis mlm or a trans mlm, because a huge part of drag culture is gbp men) it’s on you to:
not perpetuate racism in the drag community (blackface, racist caricatures, etc)
not perpetuate transmisogyny in the drag community (using slurs, calling yourself a “tr*p”, “clocking” trans women or commenting on their ability to conform to a cisnormative society by “passing”)
hold your peers in the drag community responsible for their actions. if your friend’s being racist or transmisogynistic, you absolutely 100% should call them out on it if you’re physically safe/mentally able.
no, being scared of upsetting your friend is not a legitimate reason to not do so, because trans women and poc are being actively hurt by transmisogyny and racism (or the intersections thereof) in current drag culture.
i get you might be scared, but it’s your responsibility as you’re in a place of privilege to protect trans women, people of color, and especially trans women of color
drag queens and drag culture has, in the past, been a huge part of the lgbt movement, and a huge way for people to defy gender norms, or for trans women to comfortably experiment with femininity, but drag culture nowadays is turning into a fucking shithole
if you’re involved with drag and it makes you happy, hell yeah, go for it!!!
however, it is your responsibility to actively be anti-racist and anti-transmisogynistic in your drag, and to educate others who may be incorporating racist or transphobic elements into their performance.
drag should be fun and safe for everybody. please do the best you can to transform drag culture back into the fun, great, radical thing it should be and has been in the past
Boys with DID/OSDD are absolutely valid and their trauma isn’t “lesser” for any reason
Just because society tells you to ignore your problems and forces you to be silent about it doesn’t mean your voice as a mentally ill person doesn’t deserve to be heard. Toxic masculinity is a horrible thing and you’re not bad or weak for opening up about your disorder. You’re not dangerous or wrong or a bad person for identifying as male or being male-aligned. Abusers come in all forms and anyone can fall victim to them.
This goes doubly for PoC, disabled, trans and gbp men