sexism in trans communities

These bathroom laws need to stop. Dear republicans, please stop using the fear of women being assaulted as the reason to keep transgender men and women from bathrooms. We know you don’t really care if women get assaulted, you’ve all proven that much with your disgusting misogynistic comments. You just don’t want to admit that you fear what you don’t understand. You just don’t want to admit that it’s fine for you to assault women so you hide behind your excuses of saying that transgender men and women shouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom for the security of women. You don’t care about women. Stop.

I’m glad that I don’t have to hand hold my guy into having an analytical mindset towards systems of oppression
That he can be critical of the church and critical of the sexism and trans and homophobia within the black community and the church
And I don’t have to pull and fight with him on the topics
I enjoy that we can have deep discussions and teach each other and grow together as we unpack the harmful problematic things that have been ingrained in us
It’s refreshing

These spaces, even though they’re supposed to be welcoming, safe spaces, they still are infected by the ills that all other spaces are - racism and misogyny and elitism and classism, academia jargon and all of this stuff. These spaces aren’t immune. If you come into these spaces knowing that and your job is to come in and make it a better space.
—  janetmock on finding community as a trans person, especially when not all LGBTQ spaces are inclusive to trans people. Listen at or on tumblr here.
A magazine for black women!

I want to make a magazine for black girls/women. But I have to pitch it to a room full of people who won’t get how important it is.

We need something by really by us and really for us in the media. And, we need it to thrive. I can sense that just in my small corner of the internet. All my black girl friends see it too.

This magazine will encompass everything we talk about. From pop culture to social issues such as sexism, racism, colorisim, trans/homo/bi-phobia in our communities and outside our communities. I want personal perspectives from black women from all walks of life and all around the world.

Please reblog and like this if you feel the same. I feel like this could turn into something real and exciting.

There are even some people on here I want to include like onyourtongue with an African-European perspective and katblaque with her trans perspective and theijeoma with how her heritage inspires her poetry. I need women of African descent with powerful thoughts that are constantly teaching us.

blackwomenconfessions‘s popularity is proof that we need a safe space for ourselves. It’s the kind of thing that I would feature because it’s the kind of thing that has inspired me.

ourafricafedupblackwoman , themelancholyblackwoman , (@ I made a friend here and I can’t find her url… Deborah who wants to make movies if you see this!). If anyone has interest, like and reblog please I need notes. Tag people who may be interested I’m having a brain fart rn!!

anonymous asked:

I love how you talk about feminism, homophobia and antiblackness all day but not once have I seen you talk about trans issues. We don't need your half assed non-inclusive activism honey

Ok but have you ever considered that I have NO business schooling people about transgender issues because I AM NOT TRANS? I’m still sliding into my friends’ inboxes asking them to clearify trans issues for me all the time, it’s absolutely not my place to be a spokesperson for trans people so I intentionally avoid speaking about it unless I’m correcting someone’s pronouns, sharing a post that a trans person wrote or asking questions.

It’s the same reason that you won’t catch me claiming to speak for any other race but blacks and native americans- there’s no way that I’m going to participate in the silencing of entire groups of people by having people not listen to trans people but go to me as a cis person to ask me speak for them. I am absolutely an ally 100% and I’m still learning but how about instead of finding the nearest cis person that you find to be “more credible” than a trans person, you get the fuck out of my DMs and turn to the trans community to amplify your own voices?
This reminds me of how black men are the first to throw black women under the bus for our hair, ‘attitudes’ and sexuality but are the first to cry 'WHAT ABOUT US?’ when we uplift eachother. Everyone wants black women to do all of the work for them as if antiblackness and sexism aren’t present in the trans community too.