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August 11 2017

sinnahsaint:

magicalgirlmindcrank:

speeedylesbian:

tallicatty:

speeedylesbian:

what a good day to remember that butch lesbians (ESPECIALLY trans, poc, and/or fat butch lesbians) aren’t fucking predatory 

“trans butch lesbian”? More like heterosexual man.

Reblog the Fred of TERF banishment to keep your blog TERF free for a year.

August 08 2017

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zsaber:

Wifi is just boneless internet

August 06 2017

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August 03 2017

Too much of a goddamn coward to come in and show your ugly face after getting caught witha lie then twist me to be evil for standing up for what i believe is right lol whatever

Im sickened by you people tbh yall think i dont see you victimize while trying to be a victim bitch your dumb as hell i see you still 😂😂😂😂😂

August 02 2017

lethbian:

hi folks I’m scarfbeard manbun and this is my girlfriend septumpierce undercut and we’re queering heterosexuality by making a joint tinder account for threeways

July 30 2017

Lmfao even though that person was fucking talking shit about genderbend on tumblr it did manage to reach the transexual side of the internet and guess whAT??? That made us pissed :3c

icze4r:

kagemxne:

On ‘Genderbending’

Lately I’ve been seeing people discuss why ‘genderbending’ isn’t transphobic, or why it’s something that’s fine and should be accepted. Most of the people who have been discussing this are cis, which is an issue right off the bat, so I’m going to preface this post by saying that if you are not trans, you do not have the right to determine what is or is not transphobic. Full. Stop. So if you’re cis, and your first instinct is to argue with me on this, I would like for you to consider why you believe that you can recognize transphobia better than someone who is routinely subject to it. That being said, let’s get into this. 

To start off, what is ‘genderbending?’ Most fansites will define it as the act of ‘switching’ a character’s gender, but there’s already an issue with this. ‘Genderbending’, or ‘rule 63’ as is called in some circles, it not just about switching a character’s gender, it is about changing that character’s body as well. I have yet to see a ‘genderbent’ version of a male character who lacked breasts and a dfab body. This the first and most obvious reason why ‘genderbending’ is inherently transphobic - it assumes that physical traits and gender are the same thing, and that you cannot be female without also being dfab. This is cissexism, and this is transphobic. The message that ‘genderbending’ says is that you must have breasts and a vagina to be female, and you must have a penis and a flat chest to be male. I should not have to explain why that message is transphobic.

However, the way ‘genderbends’ are carried out also has distinctly transphobic implications in how it switches out the physical traits of characters to make them ‘the opposite gender’ ( the notion of there being ‘opposite genders’ is some fresh bullshit that I’ll cover later in this post ). For example, by giving a male character breasts and curves when ‘genderbending’ him, the message is clear that this character was cis to begin with. ‘Genderbending’ inherently implies that all characters are cisgender by default, and erases any possibility of these characters being trans. This is not as overtly transphobic as the first point, but it is harmful to trans people within fandom spaces, as the assumption that all characters are cis until explicitly stated otherwise pushes us out of media and removes whatever representation we might try to make for ourselves. 

The third issue with ‘genderbending’ is that it is always cis male <—> cis female, and nothing else. I have never seen people ‘genderbend’ characters by making them nonbinary or intersex. I have never seen a genderbend of a female character which made her a trans male instead. ‘Genderbending’ implies that there are only two options when it comes to gender: cis male and cis female. There is no such thing as nonbinary people within this ideology. Intersex people are laughable at best. Agender people are little better than a distant myth. ‘Genderbending’ ignores that it is impossible to make a character ‘the opposite gender’, because there is no such thing as an ‘opposite gender’. Gender is a spectrum, not a binary, but you wouldn’t know that from the way fandom spaces treat it. 

Of course, there are some reasons for ‘genderbending’ cis male characters into cis females that will always get brought up in discussions on the politics of ‘genderbending.’ The most frequent is that cis girls, who only see themselves as one-dimensional characters in media, want to have characters like them who are just as multifaceted and developed as the male characters that we are given, so they make their male faves female to give themselves the representation they desire. This is a decent reason for ‘genderbending’, but it does not excuse the fact that the way in which ‘genderbending’ is done is inherently transphobic, and it gives fans yet another excuse to ignore female characters in favor of focusing on their male faves. 

Another reason for ‘genderbending’ that I’ve heard is ‘it’s for the sake of character exploration - like, what if this character had been born as male/female instead?’ This excuse is cissexist and transphobic from first blush. The idea behind it is that someone ‘born as female’, aka with breasts/vagina will automatically be a cis female, allowing fans to explore what that character’s life would have been like if they were female. Why not explore the possibility of a character being designated female at birth, but still identifying as male? Why do you need a character to be cis for you to find their personality and life interesting to explore? Why do you automatically reject the notion of your fave being trans? If you want to explore what it would have been like for your male fave to have struggled with sexism, consider them being a trans woman, or a closeted dfab trans person.

As a closing statement, I want to make one thing very clear. ‘Genderbending’ does harm trans people. It perpetuates dangerous cissexist notions and the idea of a gender binary being a valid construct, erases nonbinary and intersex people, and others trans people. These are what we call microaggressions - they are not as dangerous as outright harassment and assault, but they enforce and support a system and ideology in which we are other, and we are worthy of hate and violence because we do not fit in. 

‘Genderbending’ is a transphobic practice, and if you engage in it, you need to be aware of and acknowledge this.

> ‘Genderbending’ is a transphobic practice

I’m trans.  It does not harm me, and it is not transphobic.  All it is, are some lines on some paper or dots on a screen representing someone’s mental images.

You know what harms me?  People like you pretending you represent me, YOU are the type of person who harms me.  I have my own voice, you don’t need to speak for me.  Speak for yourself only.

You pretend that you’re defending me, but you only ‘protect’ me in such a way that I can tell you think every transperson is a goddamned invalid, like a child who needs defending.  I have a mind of my own, and it’s just words on a screen anyway– why would I need somebody else to come in and defend me?  And on Tumblr, of all places?  You’re preaching to the choir.  You don’t have the sort of courage it’d take to go on 4chan or /r/the_donald and preach this shit.  You might as well be giving a speech in a closet, or talking to a fuckin’ wall.

I don’t need defending, and even if I did, I wouldn’t pick monsters like you to defend me– people who try to make themselves feel better by actively restricting the freedoms of others, who terrorize others directly or by proxy, all because they’re scared of losing control over their own minds. 

And all you’re doing is scaring the normies away, and making it harder for people like me to actively live a normal life, because every time you fucking defend me like this, you make the entire world think I’m crazy like you.

Shut the fuck up for once in your goddamned life and get a fucking life.

This is nonsense.  It’s just art, and you’re writing an entire manifesto over why it should be banned.

July 05 2017

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shelovesplants:

shelovesplants:

Spending my life chasing butterflies 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻💕🙏🏻

Always chasing butterflies 🙏🏻💕

July 04 2017

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pokemon-personalities:

┏┓
┃┃╱╲ in this
┃╱╱╲╲ house
╱╱╭╮╲╲ we spend
▔▏┗┛▕▔ too much money
╱▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲
        on Pokemon
╱╱┏┳┓╭╮┏┳┓ ╲╲
▔▏┗┻┛┃┃┗┻┛▕▔

July 03 2017

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hinxchan:

the in laws

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