“"Shemale" is a term used to erase and invalidate a trans woman’s identity as a female or fetishize us. It’s not funny. Words like "tranny" and "shemale" are not funny or cute. They’re cruel and derisive. You’re no trans ally if you use them. "Trap" is a word created to imply that trans women are deceiving men for sex. It propagates the fear that gets us murdered. Trans people asking folks to stop using "tranny" isn’t censorship/word-policing. We’re just asking to not be verbally bashed.”—@MariTheTNF (via actias)
have you ever equated female to having a vagina and/or breasts or being male to having a penis/pecs/testicles? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
have you ever said anything about men not being able to have periods? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
have you ever laughed at a “man in a dress” joke? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
have you ever invaded a space meant for trans people? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
have you ever invalidated someone’s gender? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
have you ever compared the systematic oppression trans people face every day to a few blogs online that poke fun at cis people and point out what cis people have done to trans people? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
have you ever said or did anything that suggested that being gay was a method of birth control? you’ve contributed to transphobia.
just because you’re not openly hateful towards trans people doesn’t at all mean that you aren’t transphobic or that you don’t contribute to transphobia on a daily basis.
Oppressors:GEEZ, TAKE A JOKE!!! GOSH, YOU CAN'T BE CODDLED FOREVER THE WORLD WON'T CATER TO UR SILLY WHIMS!!
*Post making fun of oppressors*
Oppressors:This shit. I cannot STAND this shit right here. YOU REALLY THINK THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE "''''OPPRESSED''''" YOU CAN BE MEAN TO MAJORITY GROUPS? HATE GETS US NOWHERE GUYS. STOP FUCKING BULLYING OR I'LL STOP SUPPORTING YOU AND YOUR MOVEMENT. FUCKING HYPOCRITES, I SWEAR TO GOD. THIS IS /JUST/ AS BAD AS WHEN WE OPPRESS YOU!
do you ever get so disgusted with yourself, like you can not believe how stupid and thoughtless you are and it’s so frustrating because you keep telling yourself that you’ll do better next time but then next time rolls around and the same thing keeps happening and you end up in this pattern of mediocrity.