Not the First nor the Third

Not the First nor the Third

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bertholdtbraun:

bertholdtbraun:

There are these little tiny fuzzy bugs that are flying around my pear tree and I kind of want to call them cute but I feel like the second I do someone’s gonna tell me they’re like the spawns of satan and they sting people and kill my trees

Nevermind they’re called “Woolly Aphids” and they’re literal fairies

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I feel bad for calling them evil now they’re so frickin cute

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thesecondbird:

academyofbrokenhearts:

prostitutepuke:

If you ask a cis person why they hate trans people, you’ll get responses like “I don’t think they’re natural” or “they’re immoral and corrupting our children” or “they’re evil and should be killed”

If you ask a trans person why they hate cis people, you’ll get responses like “I’ve been attacked on the street 3 times this month” or “I can’t leave my house anymore” or “my friends were raped and murdered”

See how that works?

You might also get a response like “I don’t hate anyone, why would I do that?” Transphobia is a serious issue, but reducing it to “all trans people are victims of the evil cis people” is pretty unfair.

I’m a cis female. When I was a kid, a guy stopped in front of me and touched my genitals while I was going to school. Several other guys fondled my breasts on the street while I was passing by them. Last night, a cab driver repeatedly asked me if I had a boyfriend and tried to get my phone number - and all that because I had been polite and spoke to him even though I would have rather listened to my music in peace. As a teen, I was bullied for a short while by a few boys older than me to the point that I would have rather stayed in the house all day than go out and risk to meet one of them. Should I hate all men? No. Because not all men are like that.

Yes, I know - it’s difficult as a trans person to trust cis people when you have been repeatedly harmed by some of them. People can be really horrible sometimes, I know that too. But some of us understand. Some of us want to help. Some of us are gay or bi and have a bigger understanding of your struggle than you’d think. You don’t have to love us or trust us by default. Just know that we are here.

Even so, “cisphobia” is based on something cis people do, transphobia is based on taught prejudices.

The post does not imply all trans people are victims, but that their reasons to dislike cis people are based on their oppression. When your average lifespan is 30 years because of transphobia, I’m not gonna tell you to stop being wary of people that are to blame for that. I’m not gonna blame you for your anger and venting out, I’m gonna understand why you want to know people are not transphobic before you associate with them. I’m not gonna call you “as bad as them” if you are rude to your oppressors.

Being gay or bi does not give you understanding of the struggles trans people face, it gives you an understanding of what being gay or bi is like. Listening to trans people talk about their struggles instead of tone policing will help you understand better.

I was merely referring to the fact that it gives you a better understanding on how it is to feel unsafe because of who you are, so please don’t twist my words. Also, this type of post is interpreted by many on this site as “you’re oppressed, so it’s okay to act like a complete twat to people whom you perceive as being your oppressors”. I saw a lot of kids around here being told to kill themselves just because they are cis and/or heterosexual. It got to the point where a girl was apologising on her Tumblr for being cis. Do you think that this is okay? And please don’t tell me that they can always log out and go back to their happy lives - being cis and/or straight does not automatically mean that everything is sunshine and daisies. Everyone has their own problems.

I will always listen to trans people carefully. I will always try to be understanding towards their issues. I will never feel offended for the lack of trust they might exhibit towards me for being cis. But I cannot agree with the “die cishet scum lol” crowd, and I don’t think that speaking against such unhealthy attitudes is “tone policing”.

This post did not have “die cishet scum” anywhere. It was a post trying to make people understand that transphobia is based on taught prejudices and “cisphobia” is based on personal experiences.

Apologizing for being cis means you don’t understand the issue. Apologizing for being cis is avoiding the issue, saying you’re sorry for something that’s out of your control and guilt-tripping instead of helping trans people feel safe. But I am terribly sorry that this one Tumblr user felt sorry for being cis, it should not be the case.

Yes, death threats are never ok. But this post, nor I, never said that it wasn’t the case. 

Yes, you can have problems in your life without being trans, but you do not have the problems you get simply for being trans. You will not face “cisphobia” every day of your life if you log out of Tumblr. You will face transphobia whether you are on Tumblr or not.

If cis people stop oppressing trans people, trans people will have no reason for “cisphobia”. Go to the root of the problem instead of cutting off a sick branch and hoping for the best.

Again, this post is not about “die cishet scum lol”, this post is about “this is what causes transphobia, this is what causes ‘cisphobia’”.

Filed under transphobia this

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academyofbrokenhearts:

prostitutepuke:

If you ask a cis person why they hate trans people, you’ll get responses like “I don’t think they’re natural” or “they’re immoral and corrupting our children” or “they’re evil and should be killed”

If you ask a trans person why they hate cis people, you’ll get responses like “I’ve been attacked on the street 3 times this month” or “I can’t leave my house anymore” or “my friends were raped and murdered”

See how that works?

You might also get a response like “I don’t hate anyone, why would I do that?” Transphobia is a serious issue, but reducing it to “all trans people are victims of the evil cis people” is pretty unfair.

I’m a cis female. When I was a kid, a guy stopped in front of me and touched my genitals while I was going to school. Several other guys fondled my breasts on the street while I was passing by them. Last night, a cab driver repeatedly asked me if I had a boyfriend and tried to get my phone number - and all that because I had been polite and spoke to him even though I would have rather listened to my music in peace. As a teen, I was bullied for a short while by a few boys older than me to the point that I would have rather stayed in the house all day than go out and risk to meet one of them. Should I hate all men? No. Because not all men are like that.

Yes, I know - it’s difficult as a trans person to trust cis people when you have been repeatedly harmed by some of them. People can be really horrible sometimes, I know that too. But some of us understand. Some of us want to help. Some of us are gay or bi and have a bigger understanding of your struggle than you’d think. You don’t have to love us or trust us by default. Just know that we are here.

Even so, “cisphobia” is based on something cis people do, transphobia is based on taught prejudices.

The post does not imply all trans people are victims, but that their reasons to dislike cis people are based on their oppression. When your average lifespan is 30 years because of transphobia, I’m not gonna tell you to stop being wary of people that are to blame for that. I’m not gonna blame you for your anger and venting out, I’m gonna understand why you want to know people are not transphobic before you associate with them. I’m not gonna call you “as bad as them” if you are rude to your oppressors.

Being gay or bi does not give you understanding of the struggles trans people face, it gives you an understanding of what being gay or bi is like. Listening to trans people talk about their struggles instead of tone policing will help you understand better.

Filed under transphobia this

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Playing the role of Pod is unlike anything I’ve done before. There was a huge amount of green screen and I’ve done little bits of green screen in the past, but not that much.

I would say it’s the most challenging role I’ve done physically, because one of the conditions for me playing the part was that I did all the stunts. My favourite stunt was where I ran along a gigantic bookcase and just threw myself into mid-air and onto a crash mat. I was very excited about doing that and they had to tell me to stop because I kept doing it for fun..

(Source: fuckyeahecclesex, via linnealurks)

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prostitutepuke:

If you ask a cis person why they hate trans people, you’ll get responses like “I don’t think they’re natural” or “they’re immoral and corrupting our children” or “they’re evil and should be killed”

If you ask a trans person why they hate cis people, you’ll get responses like “I’ve been attacked on the street 3 times this month” or “I can’t leave my house anymore” or “my friends were raped and murdered”

See how that works?

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