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it’s so bizarre seeing 13 and 14 year olds on here typing and acting like everyone else on tumblr because i think back to when i was 13 and on deviantart and i wonder “where’s your weeaboo phase. no you can’t just skip it where is it”
- "biologically ___"
- "they isn’t grammatically correct"
- "comfortable in your body/gender"
since this got a lot of notes and i received a few asks about what some of these meant, here’s the follow up with explanations on why i cannot stand any of the shit above
- transgendered/cisgendered: to be trans or cis is not a past action. it is not a VERB. the -ed at the end is unnecessary and wrong and when you use it shows that you probably aren’t invested enough in these issues to actually know what you’re talking about
- the asterisk is harmful and transmisogynistic and here’s why
- there is no such thing as “biologically female” and “biologically male” and they are just terms coated with cissexism and invalidation here’s another great post about it
- cisphobia doesn’t fucking exist. period.
- they/them pronouns are grammatically correct and have been for centuries. refusing to use them on the basis of your precious grammar is flat out transphobic. and that applies to basically all other pronouns too. denying someone’s right to have their correct pronouns used is an act of transphobia.
- "comfortable in your body/gender" is NOT the definition for being cis. trans people like their genders. we can be comfortable in our bodies. implying that we can’t like our gender or our body just further perpetrates the notion that to be trans, you must be miserable and hate yourself and wallow in self pity, and that just isn’t true and is a harmful expectation to give us. if you need to define cis, all it is is when your gender matches up with your assigned sex. no happiness involved.
Ok so. I am totally down with all of these (and I was skeptical AND then pleasantly surprised and persuaded by the “biologically male/biologically female thingy)… EXCEPT for two.
First of all, a little thing about the English language is that people butcher it all the time and the “transgender-ed/cisgender-ed” thingy pissing someone off just seems SO nitpicky. Like… ok. I understand that it’s not a verb and so the usage isn’t correct… but the thing is that people (even trans and well-educated people) are going to accidentally use it incorrectly simply on the basis that it “sounds” right to them. It doesn’t mean that they mean offense and I don’t consider it an offensive action. I mean you might and that is cool and dandy and you should tell people that you’re offended because they aren’t using it correctly but don’t put any additional “meaning” to their incorrect usage past that because their actions really DON’T mean anything past that and it’s just you being overly nitpicky and borderline petty about grammar usage. :/
Second thing. Like… the “implications” about the asterisk after the trans*. UHM. Are you kidding me? An asterisk seriously offends people and those ? Like… I dunno. The complaints are that the asterisk adds people who aren’t trans into the “trans umbrella” but maybe it’s just people shortening down everyone who calls themselves “transgender, transexual, trans-[something here]” into an asterisk so they DON’T forget a part of the trans umbrella orrrr because they don’t want to have to type out “transgender, transsexual, _____, _____, _____” when they want to include the trans community. I do not consider it transmysognistic for people to be thinking about including a bunch of people in something with one term (like LGBT+, despite it’s glaring problems, is not an INTENTIONALLY transphobic or exclusionary of whatever action. It is an attempt to bring “everyone who is not simply cis and strait” under one welcoming roof.) People are NOT purposefully offending, thinking wrongly of you, enacting hate crime-like things against you, or anything like that for accidentally calling you or your community something wrong.
And the whole “it includes people that aren’t trans and it invalidates the label” that was in the article linked… uhm. Should you REALLY care about how much people are “invalidating your label”. Uh, last I checked, a personal label is JUST THAT. A PERSONAL label and something you you define and validate for yourself. Why do you care so damn much about if people who “aren’t really trans” are in your trans club? Like… what makes a “GENUINE” trans person? Elitist much? Hung up on labels much?
Furthermore, people do not know the history of the asterisk and they are SIMPLY using it in an attempt to include people who are in the trans umbrella… whatever that may be. If the history of the asterisk is REALLY that important to you, EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT IT and let them chose to not or to use it based upon that. But PLEASE stop harping on people for trying really really hard to be PC and “failing” because there’s a new nitpicky grammer or term misspelling or funny offending symbol of the year that we all have to become aware of and stop using or we are implying or being “transmisogyny/sexismm/etc”.
i’m quite amused by david tennant to be honest. besides the fact that he’s a brilliant actor and a gorgeous man, he’s also a hotter woman than me i mean
OH GOD HE’S SO BEAUTIFUL
he looks like Lorde
Does that make him a Time Lorde?
YOU DID NOT
I have never seen a comment on a post that is as true as this one.
A belated birthday gift for Di! She’s been such a great friend to me all these years and I’m blessed to have met someone like her who’s been able to tolerate all of my shenanigans, ESPECIALLY with Kill la Kill hah hah.
So consider this as not only a birthday gift, but a thank-you for being awesome and for letting me introduce to you the madness that includes shipping a cold tyrant with a money hungry nerd, as well as a rebellious teenage girl with an adorable alien uniform faljsdg.
Le génie du mal [The genius of evil, aka; Lucifer]; Guillaume Geefs
“The statue was originally a commission for Geefs’ younger brother Joseph, who completed it in 1842 and installed it the following year. It generated controversy at once and was criticized for not representing a Christian ideal.The cathedral administration declared that “this devil is too sublime.” The local press intimated that the work was distracting the “pretty penitent girls” who should have been listening to the sermons.” [x]
[The original ‘sublime’ version shown below, and the ‘revised’ one in the photoset above]
> Make sculpture of the devil
> No this sculpture is too hot for church
> Make another one
> It’s even hotter