eventuallysomeone asked:

I can see you get different versions of this question all the time, but... I still don't think it's fair that this blog and many of its submissions come across as though they are towards ALL cis people. I'm a pansexual cis girl. A person's gender, sex, or any other identifier literally makes no difference to me. I never judge or act differently to anyone for anything they are born into. So why should I be stereotyped as being ignorant for being cis? I didn't choose to be cis. I just am.

See, the problem is all cis people should examine behavior for exactly this reason. You were born cis. You don’t know about trans issues like we do because you haven’t lived it. And I have never met a cis person who hasn’t screwed up something, even when it’s entirely accidentally. So we prefer to leave this as an open rant blog directed at all cis folk. Because if you don’t do that, you should remember someone is still thinking of their entire world as being filled with people who do this. Think about how miserable it is to know that showing a piece of who you are, something as casual as what bathroom you should use, is enough to make them think of you in the vulgar, disgusting manor that is shown on this page. Imagine if it doesn’t just happen but kept happening and most people didn’t say anything. Then think - perhaps there’s something on here that made you think about your own behavior. Or there’s going to be one day. And you are already trying, so I obviously wouldn’t be able to refer to you as a bigot, just someone who doubts that something you do could be so powerful in a trans person’s life.

 - Amy

askatranswoman
askatranswoman:

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askatranswoman:

artivismproject:

This poster is designed for 8.5”x11” paper so it can be printed anywhere, anytime. It’s simple yet it carries enough punch to make people pay attention to it when they are printed.

Hey guys. This is my new project and I encourage you guys to hand them out. They can be downloaded here.

Let’s start changing the world, guys!

Anonymous asked:

a disproportionate amount of posts here have been by faab people. maybe you should hire a mod who experiences transmisogyny so everyone's voices can be heard.

up until less than a month ago, the only mod on here was a transwoman.  I have no control over the gender identity of the people who submit posts. 

Anonymous asked:

I saw a question asked about why trans people have come up with the term "cis" for non-trans people, and felt the need to vent. My issue: Labels are created to establish things that don't fit into the "norm." Transgendered people are a minority: hence they get a title. It establishes a difference from the norm. But average people don't need a label-it's implied that most people are non-trans-you don't need to state it because it's obvious. It just creates an "us vs them" mentality. It's silly.

You think this way about gender labels because you have not experienced being in a place where you were so confused and ashamed and unsure of your gender that finding a label, a group, other people like you was so relieving.  You have the privilege of not having experienced confusion about your gender.  Trans people do not “not fit into the norm” we are a minority, but we are just as normal as cis people.  To say that trans people are not normal or average is transphobic and damaging.