Cis people killed by trans women: zero recorded cases despite guaranteed media frenzy over any case.
Cis people raped by trans women: zero recorded cases despite guaranteed media frenzy over any case.
Trans women killed by cis people: hundreds of recorded cases every year despite massive underreporting.
Trans women raped by cis people: thousands of recorded cases every year despite massive underreporting.
In other words, the only basis for the claim that trans women commit any sort of violence against cis people is the radical feminist idea that trans women commit violence against cis women by existing.
I’m cis, but I’m a rape survivor. And let me make one thing abundantly clear.
You fuck with trans* women survivors, you are fucking with my sisters. And nobody fucks with my family on my watch.
If you are a cis woman that believes cis women are incapable of rape and abuse, and believes that trans* women don’t experience rape and abuse at our hands, take a fucking seat and look in a goddamn mirror (if you can even see your own reflection). Because that rape culture you’re always decrying?
You are part and parcel of it. You create it and you perpetuate it with every hateful and sociopathic attack on trans* women and dismissal of their pain. You can not purport to love and support women yet abuse trans* women. This is abuse, what’s going on. It is abuse of the deepest and most heinous magnitude. You are re-victimizing these women every time you do this.
And I do not have the words to express my contempt for you. I rebuke you with everything I have. You are soulless and you do not have a place in this world.
This spectre of rape that cis lesbian “radfems” habitually raise, centered around the supposed inherent threat of the phallus, minimizes the appalling rates of physical and sexual violence committed against trans women, particularly trans women of color and sex workers. It also twists the picture of systemic violence to make it look like trans women are a huge, systemic threat to cis lesbians when in fact trans women as a group face incredible systemic barriers in almost every aspect of life.” —
Yes, this. To claim that trans women benefit from privilege over cis women is to claim that the systemic violence done to women 1) exempts trans women (i.e. is done specifically to cis women), and 2) is done in the name of elevating trans women. Both of those points are non-factual.
Plus we get raped by cis women. And no there isn’t “news reports” if you’re as much of a cisfuck pile of shit as gaynotqueer is, because we almost never report because no one cares if trans women get raped.
And this, too.
Cispeople who perpetuate this bullshit, FUCKING STOPPIT. YOU ARE WRONG AND YOU ARE EMBARRASSING AND YOU ARE HURTING PEOPLE WITH YOUR FUCKED UP ‘BELIEFS’. There is no grand trans conspiracy to assault ciswomen.
If you’re cis, disregard the trigger warning or hand in your ally card.
How hard it is to be a rape and abuse victim when people are claiming it isn’t possible for you to be raped?
That the types of people who raped you couldn’t possibly rape someone like you because “that never happens”.
The trauma you went through and not even having resources to deal with it because shelters keep us out, because rape counseling is built for cis women, because even people I called friends told me it wasn’t possible
THAT THESE VILE SOULLESS CIS WEAPONS SPRAY THIS BLOOD TAINTED MOUTHSHIT FROM THEIR HATEHOLES ACROSS MY FUCKING DASHBOARD AND WHERE THE FUCK ARE ALL THE CIS “ALLIES”?
Say to my face that you support me, that it’s horrible what people do to me
that I’m an inspiration and I’m so brave
But my back is turned, dealing with cisfucks telling me my trauma doesn’t exist that I didn’t used to barricade my door cuz I could see my rapist, A RAPIST WITH A FUCKING VAGINA in the corners of my eye trying to get into my room.
Telling me that I didn’t get flashbacks and still sometimes do.
Telling me that I didn’t see someone that looked just like them at a convention and fucking panic ran and had to be held tight by my sister to keep me from bolting the fuck out of something I had paid for cuz someone who vaguely looked like my rapist was there.
And all of you are fucking silent. Quiet as dead wind on the sea.
Not one peep.
I’m shaking and I’m gonna lose my shit and where the fuck are you? Call yourself allies one more time. Come on. See what I do then.
RIGHT NOW, radscum are out telling trans women rape survivors that trans women can’t be raped.
And, on my dash, it’s only trans women arguing against them.
I am not seeing where you see this…do you follow…those…lovely individuals? Is this why I don’t see it until a) I am not at school and 2) someone reblogs?
(Also: Jesus fuck. What the hell? Denying rape is fucking unacceptable. No one gets to decide that someone else’s assault didn’t happen for ANY reason. Fucking vile).
I was very late in the reading of my dashboard… Sorrysorrysorrysorry, I reblog immediately because this is disgusting and horrible.
Very, very Important.
i’m just going to keep reblogging this.
Reblogging again for the petition link AGAIN, because it makes me really angry that this has been going on for so long and the petition still has less than 10,000 signatures. I feel like everyone has to know about CeCe McDonald right now, but clearly not.
Still reblogging. Still watching too many people not give a shit.
There is hope, we are almost at 14,300 … we may make it to 15 000 signature, courage, still some work to do!
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life itself is wonderful
being a human being with the ability to feel emotions of joy, and have curiosity and wonder, and to learn and to go outside and make friends, and even sit inside and be on tumblr
we may not have superpowers, we may have stress and problems, we may not be anything exotic or exciting, we may not be the prettiest of animals, we may bring a lot of disaster to the world
but we have minds, creativity, emotions and the ability to express ourselves
why on earth would you want to be something other than human
why would you want to pretend to be something that doesn’t exist
do you just not feel special or loved or unique enough? do you not want the reality you live in? do you not realize how great it is to be a person, despite the problems we bring to the world? are you just that misanthropic?
being a human is what leads you to believe these things in the first place, you know.
hey. i identify as nonhuman — and that’s the first time i’ve ever really, directly mentioned that on this blog, so goodbye to my followers i guess — and you know what? i fucking love humans. their minds, their bodies, are fascinating and beautiful and i want to learn everything about them. everything about me. because, yeah, i’m human. and i know that it’s a privilege — a blessing, even — to be so.
but that doesn’t stop the heartache i feel when i look up at the mountains, or the nausea that swirls in my stomach when i realize how wrongly big my body is, how my legs and feet are shaped the wrong way, how my skull isn’t small and fragile and sloped.
i can’t speak for everyone, but for me, it’s not about misanthropy or escapism. it’s about what i feel in my heart and my soul. and that’s it.
here’s an honest question and i really want you to think about this
if you did not have the internet, like, the internet was never made and you never ever had it, would you still believe this about yourself?
if human beings were still primitive in nature, i.e. not as technologically advanced (see: african tribesman, native americans, hell even puritan colonial america), would you still feel you are something other than human?
I have been feeling nonhuman since before I could talk, so, yes.
If there was a simple, “just look outside and smell the flowers!” answer for who we are, we would have found it by now. We really would.
When you say, “why on earth would you want to be something other than human”, that shows clearly that you don’t know what it’s like to feel the body dysphoria, you don’t know what it’s like to cringe inside when people look at you because you know they think of you as human.
We know that we can do many things as human. If we want something else so badly, even though that is true, then there must be a very good reason for it.
It is funny this came up today. After a comment on the radio today where someone mentioned ‘I’d rather be a hamster, that just looks like an easy life!’ I thought ‘I am not at war with human culture and human society and human ways of being. It is not easier to call myself a bat.’ But I am at war. And I wanted to write about that.
First, it’s true some otherkin don’t really put their feelings into coherent words until finding out there are other people experiencing the same things through the internet. They are few, but they exist. Why should that invalidate them?
I had words and ideas and all sorts of thought about being bat and human before I found the otherkin community, but I rarely spoke about it back then, which is nearly ten years ago now. Back then, it was something quietly expressed in stories, and kept to myself the rest of the time. Occasionally I’d speak with my mother about it, but she would say things like, ‘No, that’s not possible. You cannot feel these things.’ Or because she was of a spiritual lean she would tell me, ‘People cannot have the souls of animals, because we only have the souls of what we are.’ And that was upsetting as a child because I had these feelings I was struggling to understand but no one would take them seriously and work with me to help me understand.
Finding the otherkin community did give me permission later in my life to express and work with being bat and human, instead of hiding it. And that has been a positive influence. I’ve tried and failed to suppress and change the aspects of myself I call ‘bat’ (I can go into detail elsewhere, if you like). That has done nothing positive. Working with it, celebrating it, trying to understand it has. I’m more functional, I’m happier, I enjoy life. And I enjoy being a human person who is also a bat person a lot more than I once did. (Not all otherkin are fortunate in that way to enjoy their human aspects, though, and that is valid. That does not necessarily mean misanthropic, it is often more like, ‘This human body is an issue, and this human culture is an issue, for me. I do not hate humans, but I do not belong, and am at conflict with humanity’.)
I’m not trying to deny my humanity. Humanity and everything around that concept is not at war with me most of the time, even though there are days I am very depressed or destructive because I feel trapped or ashamed.
There is one thing I am at war with. It is not humanity. I am not misanthropic.
What I seek to fight back against is only people who try to silence me and tell me my experience as a bat person is not meaningful or significant. Who try to tell me the ways in which I express myself are problematic and inappropriate, when they are not. And that is what a lot of otherkin are at war with.
Humanity isn’t necessarily the issue by way of being humanity. But this idea that we are somehow pretending because we need to feel special or feel we’re otherwise inadequate is a problem, because it is always coming from a place of ignorance, and fostering further feeling that we as other-than-human people are not worth being listening to.
That was damaging as a child, and it is damaging now, and it is a horrible thing to watch other non-human identified people who have less of an ability to deal with that kind of thinking, and watch them become depressed or be hurt by people always telling them they aren’t serious.
We are serious.
Being other-than-human is not a game.
And if you really had done your research you would understand more where we are coming from. There’s a list of links here at the bottom that is a good start, if you are really interested in understanding why we call ourselves what we do.
All of what chasingcaribou said.
Ugh. Maybe I should drag that ice cream out again.
truly the activist of our generation tbh
Guess you were too busy being a stupid steaming pile of shit to realize I’m not an activist.
ah look at least we know it has some self awareness
I’m sorry, I can’t understand dumbshit soulless husk speech. Can you get an actual human being to translate what you just said for me? Someone with worth, empathy and a mind?
he said “ah look at least we know it has some self awareness”
which in this context means “this person at least knows they are useless”
No no no, I said an actual human being. A radscum meatpuppet without a soul doesn’t help at all. You’re just speaking the same damn language.
I think it roughly translates to “I’m an evil soulless bigot, who insists that I am the arbiter of what counts as human.”
But I could be wrong. I don’t feel terribly proficient at radscumese.
Gods, Kinsey, you just got a wave of worst of them :-( Please remember to step away when you need to, because this is just soul-destroying. Sending you lots of hugs and love.
reblogged for Jemima’s comment (and what Kinsey said) of course.
or they could just not care. there are trans* people who don’t care. yeah they have a lot of significance and power for some people but for others they’re just words and ‘he’ is as good as ‘she’ or ‘they’ or ‘ze’.
“you obviously DO have a PGP if you’re cis!”
really now? having a specific, set gender identity means we have to have a preferred pronoun? I’m not really getting this, why this upsets you. I can’t see any reason why “you can use any pronoun for me” should not be a valid choice. The only reason i can see is if you’re jumping to the conclusion that it’s meant to invalidate people who DO care about their pronouns.
which is so not always going to be the case. I don’t care about pronoun usage for me AT ALL. But I understand that it’s an important issue to other people, and I can respect that. I’m not indifferent to pronouns to hurt other people or make myself look ‘cool’ or ‘cute’ or w/e. I don’t think I’m better than anyone b/c of it. Pronouns just don’t bother me but being called the wrong nouns make me explode. People are different.
I don’t know though, it’s hard for me to imagine genuinely not caring.
like, full disclosure, I consider myself cis but it’s not because I’ve always had a strong sense of myself as a woman. when I was younger I didn’t at all and probably considered myself trans*, at least to the degree that it means with the star in it. I latched on to a female identity/she her and hers not because I preferred it so much but because I didn’t have strong enough feelings to pursue transition. I think I’d be identifying as a cis man now if I was male assigned at birth. so I’m probably the epitome of someone who doesn’t care.
but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t be confused if someone started calling me he all of the sudden. people call me she. people think of me as a woman and I’m used to that and okay with that. even if being used to it is as much as I care, it would still not be a good feeling if people started calling me something else. I don’t have much attachment to my name, but if everyone started calling me different names all the time, I wouldn’t know how to handle it and I’d probably be a little upset.
if that situation itself is what I prefer, okay then. but I agree that most people who say “I don’t care” mean “just do what I’m used to” and I do think it’s kind of ignorant of the experiences of people who are used to being called the wrong thing and want that to end.
Most cis people who say they don’t care actually do care; they just don’t have to say they do for people to respect them.
Not that some cis people might genuinely not care.
And I know some (nonbinary) trans people who genuinely don’t care, too.
Apparently the people that are against new laws changes to help autistic people (children) in my country are from psychoanalysis, can I just say how much I hate them. It looks like they have a lot of power here about autism. Last time I was in a center about autism I had a consult with them, I didn’t say anything, they didn’t talked to me and blamed my mother in the first consult. I hate psychoanalysis.
I just read an article talking how we close in ourselves because we were not allowed to have a proper relationship with our parents (mother, fathers don’t exist).
I hate this.
Where do you live ? It looks so much like France and Switzerland, where for so long all the people who should be diagnosed as autistics, instead receive some bullshit diagnosis and the psychoanalyst try to accuse mothers of everything (well there are some exceptions, but a lot act this way.)
RICH PEOPLE. GOOD LORD.
Every time a rich person says money doesn’t matter at all I want to scream.
I’ve said this before, but again: if money isn’t important, how come rich people want to keep so much of theirs? -Jess
To be fair, she only drives a couple of Cadillacs.
YES YES YES to Jess’s comment, (In matter of class I may still be considered somewhat privileged… and still… Urrgh Why do they have to say things like that?)
Oh yes, reblog reblog reblog!
(Trigger Warning: Misogyny)
But the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC. Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job.” —Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only misogynist in media you know. (via cheatsheet)
Hey, relevant again (Always relevant I’m afraid.)