Queer women need to stop fetishizing trans men. We’re not your nice guys.

rainbowcuntboyfeelingsandshit:

There’s a growing problem in the queer community right now of women identifying folk fetishizing trans men not only sexually but also as the better kind of man compared to cis men.

I don’t claim to talk for all trans men everywhere, and I’m open to the idea that I’m completely wrong about this, but it’s a problem I’ve seen and personally experienced within the community and I think it bares discussion.

Let’s talk about the sexual aspect first; queer women love fetishizing trans men. It’s no secret in the community. Pretty much every trans man I’ve ever met who’s involved in the queer community can identify that. From what I can understand this is because we’re seen as the ultimate butches. I once had an annoying encounter with a drag queen who asserted that all trans men are lesbians, like once you hit the max level of being a lesbian you just decide to become a man.

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this comes up every now and again (e.g. for the AFem2014 conference in London, remember?)

I think it’s to the credit of trans men/trans masculine ppl that they so frequently remind people how problematic they can be ;)

catsvspatriarchy:

Sometimes I’m reading through the various support blogs for non binary and binary trans people that I follow, and I end up thinking to myself ‘Wow, are all these people transgender?’ It seems almost hard to believe

And then I remember that this is the point: society likes to erase us and pretend we don’t exist, so a great many of us grow up never even considering that we might be transgender and we think (like everyone else) that there are very few trans people in the world. But Tumblr’s been great in reminding me that for thousands of people being trans is a reality and their everyday experience.

This is why I get very defensive when people bash Tumblr, because it is good and great and awesome.

Human Rights Watch says the men were charged with “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex”. Ugh.

…and you can add more than one! Amazing! Now if you switched to US English to get the options, you can switch back.

Some of the options are weird (‘asexual’ as a gender identity??) but mainly a Good Thing.

I wrote a thing that’s in a thing. that’s scary.

Amazing piece by CN Lester, about why they avoid cis queer spaces, the #NoUnexpectedPenises hashtag, and trans-exclusionary feminists’ shite views on science.

the only proof they’ll accept is your own fucking sex tapes you’ve made for your own private fucking viewing. ugh.

fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor:

transrants:

socialistexan:

This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.

These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.

TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR SUCH AS MARSHA P. JOHNSON AND SYLVIA RIVERA PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE STONEWALL RIOT AND TO DENY THAT IS TO DENY HISTORY.

did not know that there was gonna be a Stonewall film. ewwwwwwwwwwww

fuckyeahqueerpeopleofcolor:

transrants:

socialistexan:

This is what the cast of a Stonewall movie should look like, not what’s being cast.

These are just a few of the beautiful, incredible, unbelievably brave people who made our movement possible. Pay respect to the people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots by boycotting this planned whitewashed film about cis gay men and drag queens because it’s false and disrespectful to the trans women of color and the other extremely important marginalized groups that sparked the movement we have and benefit from today. Don’t allow this movie to further perpetuate the whitewashing of history and lies about who really was fighting in the Stonewall Riots.

TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR SUCH AS MARSHA P. JOHNSON AND SYLVIA RIVERA PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE STONEWALL RIOT AND TO DENY THAT IS TO DENY HISTORY.

did not know that there was gonna be a Stonewall film. ewwwwwwwwwwww

(Source: queerandpresentdanger, via jaythenerdkid)

Never forget: When the concentration camps were liberated in WW2, the Queer people who had survived the camps were put in prison, and forced to carry out their sentences for being queer.

fandomsandfeminism:

And they weren’t even officially granted a pardon for their “crime” until 2002. 

how did I not know this this is horrendous

(via queersublimeoutcast)

GUYS. GUYS, DO YOU GET HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS?

themostradicalthing:

m-m-mad-madness:

lucycadence:

The UK TV channel E4 are looking for a TRANS ACTRESS for a roll. Like a real trans person!

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.

!!