IF A GAY/ATHEIST/GENDERQUEER FRIEND IS ACTING STRAIGHT/RELIGIOUS/CIS AROUND FAMILY OR FRIENDS DONT FUCKING SAY “wait, I thought you said you were _______” THIS MEANS THEY HAVEN’T COME OUT AND IT MIGHT NOT BE SAFE FOR THEM
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT OUT YOUR FRIENDS
caswithashotgun said: Hi! <3 Sorry, I hope this isn't offensive or rude, but I saw your description and I'm not sure I've seen/heard about transmasculine agender before. I wanna make sure I'm caught up on all the non-binary genders for the sake of my friends/followers, so could you maybe explain it a little for me? ^^; Thanks love
Hi! If you break it down into identity and presentation, it works like this: My gender identity is agender. However, my gender presentation is masculine. I would rather be mistaken for a man than for a woman. I dress primarily in ‘masculine’ clothing (with a rather ‘feminine’ bent; lots of flashy bright colors and patterns, haha). My ideal physical body is flat-chested with a smooth groin, which, when covered in clothing, would typically look more like a man than a woman. I’m more of a dude than a lady, but I’m nonbinary. Does that make sense?
"You can’t just make up words! Those pronouns aren’t real words! That isn’t a real sexuality, you just made it up! You can’t just make up words and expect people to take you seriously!"
*sounds of William Shakespeare, the inventor of 1700+ words in the English language, sobbing in the distance*
Hey everyone! As you may know, Dan Savage recently gave a speech at the University of Chicago after being invited by the college to give a lecture on It Gets Better (for white cis men). During the speech, Dan Savage (in tandem with UChicago’s Institute of Politics) used transmisogynistic language.
Many trans students who had protested the event to begin with met with the IOP following the incident, but the college refused to apologize or prohibit transmisogynist slurs/lecturers from being featured in the future. These students created a petition to get the college’s attention, and prevent similar things from happening in the future.
Please help these students create a safer environment for trans students (particularly DMAB trans students, and trans students of color) by taking a moment to sign and boost
philippesaner said: What's wrong with the "sex is between your legs, gender is between your ears" line? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I Googled it and didn't find much.
The reason I don’t like this way of educating about trans people is that it’s very essentialist and also incorrect. We’re assigned a sex by what’s between our legs at birth (and sometimes that’s ambiguous and doctors will want to change that to fit societal definitions of what’s “normal” -_-) but that doesn’t really mean anything about us, or even about our genetics (which is often where cissexist people will go to when they talk about “sex”), because surgery can change what’s between your legs, and intersex conditions can mean what’s between your legs may not “match” your chromosomal make up by society’s gender standards.
But more importantly is that we don’t make the distinction between sex and gender in every day life. It’s conflated all the time, the two are used as synonyms, and to pretend they’re not is naive and unrealistic. When you teach “sex is between your legs, gender is between your ears”, a lot of cis people will just go “oh okay, then I’m referring to your sex, not gender.” Teaching it just encourages people to see trans people as “really” our assigned sex who just THINK we’re our gender. Like “okay, you’re a woman, but you’re also a male, because that’s your sex, not gender.” It leads to people just lumping trans women and cis men together as “males”, and just substituting “male” for when they’d call us “men”, and pretending they’re NOT being misgendering asshats.
It’s a bad construction, and a horrible way to teach about trans people. It introduces misconceptions and assumptions that you then have to UNDO later, so I think it’s best to not start down that road in the first place. A much better & simpler way is to talk about how we’re all assigned a sex at birth by doctors who look between our legs, because that shows just how arbitrary and based on human judgement and constructions of gender norms it is. And that some of us feel we match that assignment, and some of us don’t.
A lot of the way trans inclusion is traditionally taught is on the idea that trans people are not the sex/gender we say we are, but please be nice and say we are, and I don’t abide by that.
Rebloggin’ for my followers.
lovely followers, plz read this and NEVER say that again unless you are explaining why it is total failure.
Under the new policy, you can obtain a full ten-year passport with an updated gender if you have had CLINICAL TREATMENT determined by your doctor to be appropriate in your case to facilitate gender transition.
This is especially awesome since, in most cases, you can use a passport as proof of identity in lieu of a birth certificate, which is more difficult to change.
Anyone else have useful tips about document changing in the U.S. or in another country?
Just sharing this in case any of my followers would be interested in applying.
Please signal boost, this could be a fantastic opportunity for someone.
Reblogging again with a link because the link above doesn’t seem to work. They’re looking for a trans woman between around 20-40 (non-actors with the confidence to audition welcome, as well as those with acting experience), and it’s one episode of a new 8 part series by Russell T Davies, to be filmed between 9th June and 8th July in Manchester, England.