ohnoproblems:

one of the most important things about seeing against me was seeing an entire theatre packed full of people singing along with and cheering for a trans woman singing about her struggles. that’s not something you get to see very often and it was powerful

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Anonymous asked: im unsure if i can call myself nb though, as a cis person. i mean, ive always been cis and look normatively cis. i conform. i feel im trivialising real struggle when i start to question my own gender?

necropticon:

question your gender, pick your gender apart, demolish your gender, revise your gender, acknowledge your gender as constructed and mutable, embrace change, embrace exploration, never let anyone tell you that rejecting cisness as something inherent and absolute - not the label, particularly, but what it stands for, in mind & body & dress & role & politics & love & sex & everything else - is an oppressive act. rejecting cisness is wonderful. i’m less concerned with whether people who are beginning to question their gender are “trivializing” my struggle than i am with the potential for harm reduction there is in rejecting gender as an absolute truth

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tofillwithfruit:

for me, transness and queerness are much more deliberate and conscious ways of engaging with gender and sexuality. both cisness and straightness are unconscious, automatic, and ignorant methods of relating to oneself and to others and i have no interest in living my life like that or spending time with those who do so

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tofillwithfruit:

thinking of being trans as a choice is actually really helpful and empowering to me, and p much obliterates what remaining anxiety i had about whether i’m “really trans”. being trans is a choice i make and a process i undertake, not some intrinsic fact of my being. gender is a construct and i am a construct of constructs, so why not swap out the ones i was given for ones i like more?

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Anonymous asked: do you think people can choose to be trans? (I'm n-b and said something that sounded vaguely similar a while back and had people tearing me apart over it)

necropticon:

yes, and i think when it is a choice it is a really admirable and valid one

the idea that someone needs justification for living their life as trans beyond “transness is an inherently good and beautiful thing” is sad to me

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I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s actually homophobia. I don’t expect poor people to prove to me, a Harvard grad, that hunger and poverty are widespread problems. And if someone asked me, as an Asian person, to “prove” to them that racism exists, I would laugh all the way back to Chinatown. Marginalized groups are not responsible for explaining their marginalization to you. If you are actually concerned, you would take the initiative to do some research yourself instead of showing up at some oppressed group’s door step demanding a list of citations for things (racism, sexism, etc.) that are proven time and time again in the real world.
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poetryondemand asked: A dude friend demanded I "name one" female superhero who could head her own movie. I gave him a list. He said he hadn't heard of any, so they couldn't be A-listers. I said Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk are solo titles. He said they still "couldn't handle" a solo movie. I gave up. (btw he also made several factual errors that, if he'd been a girl, the other dudes would've crucified him for, but they didn't say anything.) What are we supposed to do?

kellysue:

Kill him and eat him in front of the others.  It’s the only way they learn. 

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ohnoproblems:

hellatrans:

janetmock:

Janet Mock returns to Piers Morgan Live. (x)

My people are everything. Thank you for supporting me tonight. I exist among giants. I love you all. 

<3

bless

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