odonatopteres:

The second story is a true one, I read it a long while ago on someone’s blog, I don’t remember the address of it. Some things that appear evident to you are not for others!

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attn tumblr users: regarding anyone involved in trans* blogging and support

warloq:

I need to be dead serious for a minute.

there’s a photo series going around called “Lisalott” by S. Black, featuring the conscious bodies of trans*people clothed (before) and unclothed (after). This was a photoseries posted by my significant other, who had a small number of followers, and he didn’t expect many people to see them. Instead, it got around the tumblrverse and the notes per photo and series both skyrocketed. His friend, the photographer of this series, and he have determined that while the exposure of the Lisalott photographs have been overwhelmingly gratifying, it wasn’t up to them to expose the models to thousands of random people in a snowball-effect style that the internet has a way of carrying out. If you see or reblog ANY photos from the Lisalott series, I implore you to delete them and ask others to do the same. The original poster and the photographer, in accord, have both withdrawn consent for the release of these photos.

The original poster has deleted his account due to complications regarding the Lisalott series.

Serious as a heart attack. Please reblog this. If you have any questions you can direct them to me here. Thank you so much for the support and best be with you.

queenofthecretaceous:

US Government: So we heard you needed our help?
Africa/The Middle East: No, we’re fine.
US Government: No, we really think you need our help.
Africa/The Middle East: Fuck off, we’re fine!
US Government: Ah, they’re hostile! They hate our way of life! We have to stop them!
Africa/The Middle East: EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL YOU GOT INVOLVED WHERE YOU’RE NOT WANTED.
US Government: TERRORISTS! THEY’RE TRYING TO KILL ALL OF US! WE NEED TO INVADE!
Poor People: We need your help.
US Government: But the TERRORISTS.
Women: Yeah we’d kind of like control over our bodies back…
US Government: Sorry, we’re busy with the TERRORISTS.
Trans* People: We could use some rights or something over here…
US Government: We have to fight the TERRORISTS.
Gay People: Um… we just want to get married and stuff…
US Government: TERRORISTS.

In which Erin gets overwhelmed by InDev: 

WELCOME TO MY FUCKING PROGRAM. WHAT I’VE CHOSEN TO DO WITH MY LIFE IS TO TRY AND SOLVE THIS SHIT OF A REALITY. OH MY GOD. WHY HAVE I MADE SUCH A RIDICULOUS LIFE CHOICE?!?!!? 

ihaveabsolutelynoidea:

Things that are not inherently awful or something you should feel ashamed of:

  • being white
  • being male
  • being cisgendered
  • being straight or heteronormative
  • being able bodied
  • being neurotypical
  • being conventionally attractive

Things that suck and you should feel ashamed of:

  • denying the privilege that comes with being any of those things
  • attempting to highlight your thoughts, views, ideas, experiences, etc, over those of the people you have privilege over when discussing their oppression
  • complaining whenever someone of the oppressed group calls you out
  • mislabeling, misgendering, or using slurs to refer to said oppressed group
  • trying to showcase your allyship by over-exaggerating your beliefs or vying for attention for acting like a decent person 

It’s really that simple. 

I really needed to see this post. I know you rebloged it, but thank Kaira.

I’m noticing an ongoing trend of complete lack of support for trans women everywhere…

aforaffort:

whencylonsdream:

Like, even from people that are fucking awesome about everything else.

It never seems to cross peoples minds to be inclusive towards trans women.

It never seems to cross peoples minds to acknowledge trans women.

It never seems to cross peoples minds that without inclusive and acknowledging statements, trans women need to assume that we aren’t wanted.

We NEED to do this because we are tired as fuck of assuming that we are being included.

We are tired of coming into women’s groups and being victimized and abused.

We are tired of going to rape crisis centers and being turned away because our existence is triggering.

We are tired of wanting a safe space and then being told WE are the rapists, the deceivers, the monsters, and the child molesters.

We are tired of being the punchline and the joke. The fetish object and “best of both worlds” so long as we’re gone by morning.

Never mind the fact that many of us are victims of rape.

That many of us have dealt with child abuse.

That many of us have been physically assaulted.

That all of us live and deal with the constant deceptive nature of cis people.

We NEED to assume we aren’t wanted. Because the whole wide world is telling us we’re trash and we can’t be arsed to assume that you actually meant to include us when you said fucking nothing.

We don’t have the fucking luxury to assume that we are being included.

So yeah…

Make it damn clear that you want us around.

Make it clear that you won’t put up with transmisogyny.

Make it clear that you view us as women. That you view us as fucking people.

I’d like to see some fucking solidarity, but I wonder if this will even be reblogged?

And if it is reblogged I wonder how many people that aren’t trans women will do so?

I’m honestly not betting much, so I guess we’ll see.

Dear trans* women:

I love you. I support you. I will do what I can to promote equality for you because I see you as equal to cis-women and equal to all humans.

HOWEVER.

I don’t appreciate this guilt trip method of “I bet you won’t support us and the only way I’ll believe it is if you reblog it” this OP uses to ask if there are supporters of trans* women.

And this honestly isn’t a “Oh no someone made me feel sad and I’m rejecting their feelings in favour of my own” reaction. Because I don’t feel sad nor guilty because I know that I do my best to make trans* women feel safe and equal and included in my life. This is a “hey this is a really shitty way of asking for ‘proof’ of solidarity” reaction to that post.

Using guilt to try to make people ‘prove’ their solidarity is really hurting your own cause because you don’t shouldn’t WANT people to reblog this out of guilt. You should want people to post about their solidarity because of their love and acceptance for trans* women. Guilt is a shitty motivator because it makes people feel attacked.

Doesn’t everyone hate those “Reblog this picture of a cat with only three legs or YOU HAVE NO HEART” or “I bet only 3% of ~~real Christians~~ will put this as their Facebook status to show how much they love Jesus” things? And many who reblog those either do so disingenuously (“I don’t want people to think I have no heart! I don’t want my friend to think I don’t love Jesus!”) or do so out of a place of self-righteousness. 

Or, like me, do so out of a place of indignation. Yes, I love trans* women and I want them to know I support them and will do what I can for them! But no, I don’t want to be “challenged” to “prove” my solidarity out of guilt, because that’s not what solidarity is about

All of this post was great (and by that I mean “important and worth reblogging”) except for the last three lines. This post was worth reblogging without that guilt-trip challenge at the end. This post should stand on its own and deserves thousands of reblogs. But not with those last three lines.

Trans* women, I want you around. I want you to feel safe. I want you to BE safe. I want you to be treated as equals. And I say all of those things out of love, not out of guilt, not out of fear of someone thinking less of me if I stay silent, not off of a high horse of being the ~best~ ally and the ~most tolerant~ person. I just love you. And I want everyone else to love you, too. That’s all.

Rebloging for both support of trans-people (cause you’re awesome) from the OP and for the anti-guilt-trippy response. They’re both great chunks of text in their own rights.

reckless-recluse:

bitches-be-all-over-batman:

Many people.
^.^

I’d love them even if they were trains!
Thomas the Gender-queer Tanktop Engine!

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reckless-recluse:

bitches-be-all-over-batman:

Many people.

^.^

I’d love them even if they were trains!

Thomas the Gender-queer Tanktop Engine!

<3

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