Posts tagged gender
Posts tagged gender
I heard some person say men can’t wear dresses, so I made this in like 30 minutes just because
Genderfluid (noun): A liquid used transgender people, thereby making them transgendered.
Ex. I filled my Super Soaker with genderfluid, let’s go transgender the neighborhood!
So I’m pissed off as all fuck right now. Have been for a while.
Rooted out one reason.
My little sister has the typical acne-splotching that comes with puberty. She voiced insecurities about it.
So she was placed on a hormone suppression thing that completely ceased her body’s production of testosterone.
And I’m just sitting here, baffled, being told that I can’t make arbitrary decisions about my life and the ~balance of my body~.
Okay. So I’m a trans* person who legitimately needs testosterone ASAP, and this is something that has been true for years and years, but I’m considered too young to act on any of that, and god forbid I take control of my own life…
And then my thirteen year old sister is insecure about acne splotching, so she gets put on medication that completely blocks out T.
What the ever loving fuck is this bullshit. I am so fucking pissed right now that I want to slam my fist through the fucking wall.
I’m so tired of being stuck in limbo because other people can’t get over themselves, and are holding the fact that I’ll be homeless over my head if I go through with this.
The fact that cis people are allowed to trivially obtain many of the exact same medical treatments that trans people are denied access to really illustrates just how fundamentally unjust the gatekeeping system is.
If you hold your ‘freedom of speech’ above the right of trans people to defend themselves in a world that is murderously inconvenienced by their existence, what you’re actually working toward isn’t ‘freedom’ but maintaining your privilege by any means necessary.
If you see people being trampled and erased and murdered and your first reaction is to whine about how their tone is off, you don’t actually give have half a fuck about freedom, and you’re just an asshole with a blog and no conception of other people’s pain.
Now please. Go forth and die. We don’t need you.
Can we take a second to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, to all of you, for making our first couple of weeks here in the Tumblr-sphere so fun? We’re loving the comments, reblogs, and questions from you guys, so keep ‘em coming! We also appreciate the feedback you’ve been giving us about how to make our Tumblr even better. We’ve heard from a lot of you about the importance of making our Tumblr a safe space for folks across gender and sexual identities. To help make that happen, we’re going to be using some gender inclusive terms here. Here’s a quick rundown:
Gender refers to society’s expectations about how we should look, think, and act as girls and boys, women and men. It’s different from our sex, which is biological, and includes stuff like our genetic makeup, our hormones, and our physical parts (like our genitals). Gender identity is how we feel about our gender and gender expression is how we convey those feelings in the ways we dress, behave, speak, express ourselves, and more.
Transgender is a gender identity that differs from conventional expectations based on a person’s biological sex. Transgender is a big term that can include lots of different bodies and identities. Some transgender folks have surgery and/or take hormones to alter their physical bodies to match their gender identity, and this process is often called transitioning. Transitioning can also mean changing your gender expression, using different pronouns, etc.
Cisgender is a gender identity that is consistent with conventional expectations about a person’s sex. Cisgender refers to people who identify and present as the gender they were assigned at birth.
If you haven’t thought about gender much, some of these ideas might seem really new and maybe a little confusing. We came across The Genderbread Person, a visual tool that helps explain some of these concepts. It’s just one of many gender models, and while it’s probably not perfect (some might say it’s a little too binary. I mean what if you feel like you don’t fit anywhere on some of the spectrums?), it’s a good starting point in helping folks understand that people aren’t always just male or female.
Thanks to all of you for making us better and smarter. We know this is just the beginning.
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