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dizzzypie:

brbnightmares:

Dumb Things White People Say: The moment white trans women realize that the last 20 trans women to be killed were all PoC is the moment they might…

sonofbaldwin:

world-of-whit:

dizzzypie:

world-of-whit:

Wouldn’t this have to be clarified a bit? Something along the lines of having it be the last 20 murders of trans women that we know about?

Honey, that sounds kind of like a derail. Fact is trans WoC have it much worse than white trans…

Not to mention that all confirmed deaths are reported. ALL OF THEM. ESPECIALLY murders. They might not be on the evening news, but they are documented SOME PLACE. And the documentation allows us to know that of all transfolk that have died or been killed, MOST of them are people of color.

Unless there are hundreds of thousands of dead, white transfolk whose bodies have never been discovered, then we can safely say that you’re more likely to be the victim of death if you’re transfolk of color. That’s not to say that white transfolk aren’t in any danger, but it IS to point out that white privilege PROTECTS EVEN white transfolk comparatively.

The desire to follow the “scientific,” “legal” letter of the law (rather than the spirit of the law) in regard to this is not simply an attempt to derail; it’s an attempt to lessen the potency of the disparity between what happens between white transfolk and people of color transfolk. It’s an attempt to discredit the reality of trans people of color so that trans whitefolk don’t have to bear the burden of being complicit in a system that privileges even queer Whiteness. It’s the adult way of saying, “I have it bad, too. So you don’t get to say you have it worse.”

In other words, it’s, irrefutably, racism. Plain and simple.

Regardless of what peanut gallery derailments occur in every conversation like this on the internets… I just have a question and some input.

I would LOVE to know who all of these white trans women this contentious blowhard is in contact with that they’re basing this inflamed crap on. Issue is real, but this is crap. Sorry!

I’m not amused by men, trans or otherwise, and queers in general, or anyone, butting in to politics surrounding trans women and dividing us on race lines, and responding to some supposed segregation within trans women’s experiences and lives and getting mad about it based on some casual observation of what trans women do and say online.

I actually give no concern to opinions like this! I don’t care.

Segregation and white-vs-PoC issues just being stuck onto trans women’s lives like a stamp is SO ridiculous. This might TOOOOOTALLY SHOCK YOU but racism happens to play out in a way different for trans women than you might know, just like it plays out differently for everyone.

But since everyone is so eager to hear what a man says it’s REBLOG-REBLOG-REBLOG. If amplifying a PoC sounding off about a bunch of trash makes them less guilty about being a white person for 5 mins, COOL! Why question anything?

Trans women experience a specific type of segregation: TOTAL AND UTTER SEGREGATION FROM ONE ANOTHER ON AN ABSOLUTELY ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL BASIS. NO COMMUNITY WITH ONE ANOTHER WHATSOEVER outside of online interaction.

So everyone who thinks they have a lot to say about this, have fun being right all the time! I laugh at you. If I wasn’t white, I would probably also cry.

Love,
Julie Blair. 

I am the woman who originally pointed out this was a derailment made by a friend of mine. I am a trans woman of color. Fuck you and check your privilege, you racist fuck. It’s racist. We deal with the same fucking kinds of racism that other groups have, just with little extras. You obviously do not get how racism plays out if you think shit like that doesn’t affect trans women. When everyone would rather talk about a white trans woman being kept out of a beauty pageant rather than a black trans woman being arrested for defending herself, there is racism in the trans community. YOu do not get to decide what is actually racist, cracker. I am trans. and a woman. And a person of color. Your racist if you don’t see the racism that is affecting trans women of color and just generally shitty too. We are the ones who mainly get killed. You honestly make me so mad and are great proof that just because someone is trans, that doesn’t mean they can’t still be a total racist. This isn’t about men. I made the point it was a derailment. This is about racist shit like this

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It’s been 39 years since Homosexuality was removed as a mental illness from the DSM

socialistexan:

Transgender and gender dysphoric people still are.

But we’re all fighting for the same rights, right? Awareness that only benefits the gay marriage causes helps us all, right? No. It doesn’t and it hasn’t.

happyomens:

<3

vizzz:

(10 women who were killed in hate crimes. the other 20 are located here.)

All WoC

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missvoltairine:

cage-veil-cunt:

angstiosis:

erosum:

Melissa Harris-Perry describes herself as “cis” (via “MSNBC Talks To And About Trans People For An Hour, Doesn’t F*ck It Up” on autostraddle)

So I haven’t had a chance to see this yet — anyone else watch it yet?

I still can’t believe this was on MSNBC.

rebageling for J, who wanted pics of this.

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I’m getting tired of racist white queers.

slutmagicxvx:

Your oppressed status doesn’t give you liberty to support white supremacy nor does it count as a valid excuse, nor can you use your own oppression to claim you know what it’s like, because you don’t.

And to those who say it doesn’t matter because they don’t care?

That’s cool. You’re white. Your opinion is irrelevant.

Granted, you’ll jump up if it’s one of us being affected, but, hey, that’s what counts, right?

If you stand to eliminate your own oppression but then turn around and disregard your own racism, you’re a hypocrite, and you need to sit down, shut the fuck up, and learn. And if you won’t learn, just don’t stop with the shutting the fuck up.

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queerhairyvag:

zorascreation:

5 Queer people participating in this “It Gets Better” business. Lawd I can’t. 

getting bored with all these ‘it gets better!’ ‘go you!’ ‘you can do it!’ ‘lets be silent for a day!’ campaigns, i mean, what are they meant to actually do?

I doesn’t always get better, BULLSHIT!!

In my opinion, this campaign is really problematic and harmful. I absolutely HATE this PASSIVE approach of bullying! As someone who was bullied for 6 long years, I didn’t need to be lectured on how I had put up with it because ‘one day everything would be OK’ and I just had to take it and be patient. What I needed was help at that very moment and not vague hopes for the future when every fucking was a living hell. What I needed was moral and mental support to go through EVERYDAY and my bullies to be stopped and punished. This is fucking shit!! Also do these people think that after having been bullied, you can just go through life and brush off the LIFELONG emotional and mental scars as if they were nothing???? This campaign is mainly focused on LGBT teens, who have one of the highest rates of suicide. Bullying and homophobia lead many of them to depression and loads of mental illnesses and believe me, when you are depressed, THE LAST FUCKING THING YOU NEED TO HEAR IS PATRONIZING SHIT FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN YOUR SHOES LIKE “IT GETS BETTER”, “BE STRONG”, “KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!” especially if said people are not queer, hence they will never be able to truly relate to you!

Also, just notice how the bullies are NEVER addressed, they are not even the problem, it is all about the bullied’s ability to take the bullying !! It is all about the bullied’s negative attitude towards bullying!! Because questioning the bullies would be questioning the violent, aggressive and queer-phobic society we live in as a whole. It would mean taking RESPONSIBILITY in what is going on. Consequently, it is so much easier to tell a young suicidal person to cheer up because “it gets better” than looking at ourselves and admitting that we are part of the problem too!!

(via hairy-stargate-lesbian-deactiva)

The documents released by HRC show that NOM’s “strategic goal…is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage; develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”

Anti-Gay Marriage Group’s Black Strategy Has Long History | The Feminist Wire

you know why this is a successful strategy? because white activists can be counted on more often than not to side with “to talk about race is to be racist” rather than “maybe we need a more liberatory agenda.”

fighting white supremacy in this context *IS* to achieve your goals of LGBT equality.

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All of that all of all of thaaaaaat

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so-treu:

panasonicyouth:

itsinthetrees:

redlightpolitics:

Lesley Arfin, one of the writers of HBO series Girls, on Twitter.
I suppose this is a joke? Is this how she deals with commentary about the lack of diversity in the show? I am baffled, someone throw me a rope!

Anticipating Dunham’s response.
“It was a complete accident that I hired an insufferable jackass as a staff writer for my show.”

oh cool, an opportunity to talk shit on lesley arfin
i used to work at buzznet. right around when i quit because of horrible people there who should grow beard trimmers for hands if there was any justice in the world, my last editor hired this gal
in the span of a month, she:
- Compared Obama to poop. Literally. Like the joke was OBAMA IS BROWN, JUST LIKE POOP.
- used everyone’s favorite transphobic slur. twice.
- called me both “gay” and a “fag” because I told her to shut up
- called many others gay and a fag
- did this:

(link to large image)
Note the barely hidden reference to me, the “politically correct sXe vegan bike messenger type,” which she AND her editor later defended as a total coincidence. 
this is who lesley arfin is. a privileged little asshole loves getting a rise out of people because no one ever holds her accountable for what she says.
fuck her.

just gonna put this here.

Not shocked! Not surprised! The typical ‘white feminist’ !

so-treu:

panasonicyouth:

itsinthetrees:

redlightpolitics:

Lesley Arfin, one of the writers of HBO series Girls, on Twitter.

I suppose this is a joke? Is this how she deals with commentary about the lack of diversity in the show? I am baffled, someone throw me a rope!

Anticipating Dunham’s response.

“It was a complete accident that I hired an insufferable jackass as a staff writer for my show.”

oh cool, an opportunity to talk shit on lesley arfin

i used to work at buzznet. right around when i quit because of horrible people there who should grow beard trimmers for hands if there was any justice in the world, my last editor hired this gal

in the span of a month, she:

- Compared Obama to poop. Literally. Like the joke was OBAMA IS BROWN, JUST LIKE POOP.

- used everyone’s favorite transphobic slur. twice.

- called me both “gay” and a “fag” because I told her to shut up

- called many others gay and a fag

- did this:

(link to large image)

Note the barely hidden reference to me, the “politically correct sXe vegan bike messenger type,” which she AND her editor later defended as a total coincidence. 

this is who lesley arfin is. a privileged little asshole loves getting a rise out of people because no one ever holds her accountable for what she says.

fuck her.

just gonna put this here.

Not shocked! Not surprised! The typical ‘white feminist’ !

(via blue-author)

suzy-x:

FREE CECE: A short zine by HEXX. Contains info on Cece McDonald, a black transwoman currently in prison for defending herself against a hate crime. Pass it on!

medusalovesyou:

iheartchaos:

IHC After Dark: Best episode of Jerry Springer ever?

You have to try everything once.

this made me smile 

Me too. The public is full of shit though!

More Thoughts On Trans Dating

freedominwickedness:

The idea that trans women are being “deceptive” if we fail to disclose our transness to potential partners is probably the single most dangerous single piece of bigotry against us. Because the unspoken corollary is that anyone we interact with is morally entitled to use violence against us if we don’t disclose fast enough to suit their prejudice.

When it comes to dating, trans people are the one exception to the rule that people are responsible for their own preferences. Society does not require people with medical conditions to hand over their medical records on the first date. It does not accuse women of fraud for putting on makeup or wearing padded bras or having cosmetic surgery. It does not demand that prejudices in general be preemptively catered to.

Unless you’re a trans woman.

(via hairy-stargate-lesbian-deactiva)

Tumblr bomb this! Help CeCe McDonald!

genuineeeegenuinee:

thefullmetalbitch:

The petition is here. There’s only 6577 signatures. Sign it and reblog.

only 6985 signatures. let’s do more better with this. 

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dopegirlfresh:

lucypaw:

whencylonsdream:

freececemcdonald:

Thank you so much Laverne Cox for such a great article on the The Huffington Post! Spread the word about CeCe, join the fight against racist transphobia!
Jenna Talackova Can Compete, But the Fight Against Trans Injustice Rages On
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laverne-cox/jenna-talackova-can-compe_b_1413062.html

Priorities people.
Love you CeCe <3

Love to you, Cece.  <3

bless her.
free her.
go ‘head witcho bad self, miss cece!

dopegirlfresh:

lucypaw:

whencylonsdream:

freececemcdonald:

Thank you so much Laverne Cox for such a great article on the The Huffington Post! Spread the word about CeCe, join the fight against racist transphobia!

Jenna Talackova Can Compete, But the Fight Against Trans Injustice Rages On

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laverne-cox/jenna-talackova-can-compe_b_1413062.html

Priorities people.

Love you CeCe <3

Love to you, Cece.  <3

bless her.

free her.

go ‘head witcho bad self, miss cece!

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