Chasers never want to admit that their behavior is damaging to trans women. They always want free passes and pats on the back because they adore and admire trans women as if they’re doing the dirty work that society at large refuses to do. And then they fetishize our parts, our stories, our ability to love physically and otherwise, and they expect us to just accept it as if we aren’t capable of moving beyond that, as if we’re only worthy of love when we’re some kind of kink. But okay cool whatever…
Riffing on neologisms like mandles (candles for men), guyliner (mascara for men), and bronuts (donuts for men), Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic Zach Weiner explores a dystopian future in which men masculinize their language beyond all recognition. It’s great!
The fact that transphobia exists is not an excuse for you to hate people based on a quality beyond their control. There are many cissexuals who support the transsexual community, and many trans people who rely on friends and allies who are cisgendered. Cisphobia, like transphobia, is divisive and only breeds hate between communities that need each other to survive.
Violence and hatred against trans people is committed by transphobes, not cishets. Being ‘cishet’ does not automatically make someone a transphobe. Put the blame for transphobia where it belongs. If you don’t want to be demonized for a quality you have no control over (your gender), then it is unfair to demonize someone else for a quality they have no control over (their gender).
It’s the largest ever national transgender survey. It’s super important, since results from the previous one “dramatically changed how the public and policymakers understand the challenges facing trans people.”
Once again, thank you everyone for reading, enjoying, and sharing this comic. Not just sharing in the sense of re-posting this comic, (which you should totally do) but also sharing your stories with me, letting my know how my comics have touched you. It means so much to me. Love ya!
opinions are genders, personalities are genders, moods are genders
how about gendering animals? Fish are aquagender and have a fetish for water, dogs are caninegender, cats are felinegender, guinea pigs are cucumbergender or carrotgender….
Or food. If you like hot dogs you are sausagender and have more genders depending on the things you like on your hot dog. Same with pizza. For example you can be pizzagender and if you like more than one kind of pizza you are pizzafluid.
Or what about jobs? If you are a doctor you are doctorgender and if you get another job you are jobfluid. Or you can be a (oppressive) monojobber with only one job you entire life.
Or books/video games/. Are you a fantasygender, scifigender or a genrefluid? Are you straight but love gay movies? Congrats you are a hetero gaymovieromantic.
And every new gender comes with new exiting pronouns. :D
Yay more genders, more flags, more queer things, more labels!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $5.7 million in funding to evaluate the long-term health outcomes for transgender youth for the first time in the US. The five-year study will take place at four academic medical center with dedicated transgender youth clinics, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “There is a remarkable increase in transgender youth seeking medical services all across the country, yet there is a real lack of long-term data to effectively and safely guide the clinical care of these youth,” says Stephen Rosenthal, MD, study co-investigator and medical director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center.
The multicenter study will be located at four academic medical
centers with dedicated transgender youth clinics. The co-investigators
and their institutions include:
Johanna Olson, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Stephen Rosenthal, MD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s
Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of
Norman Spack, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
“We are pleased to see transgender medicine taking its place on
the national health agenda,” said Olson, medical director of the Center
for Transyouth Health at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Results of
this study will help physicians across the country provide the best and
safest possible care for transgender youth.”
The black community and their ideologies of black hyper-masculinity in men is aggravating. It’s extremely frustrating as a black man that our oppressive history has left wounds on our community that dictate how much of a man someone is based on their masculinity. We really need to stop letting society control our actions and judgement towards other people. Those same ideas of hyper-masculinity are the reason why black men feel the need to limit themselves socially and emotionally. These same limitations elicit the rejection of intellectual activities due to the association of homosexuality tied to them. I’m glad my generation has had growing resilience against those same social constructs that hinder our community. Just Be Yourself