Should be an olympic sport. Extra points if you kick it into a wall so hard it breaks.
I'm Matty, trans*, genderqueer (gender pronouns: they/them/theirs), white Latin@/Mexican American, intersectional feminist, activist, Women's & Gender Studies major at the University of Texas at Austin, committed to a wonderful, sexy, loving person! <3 This blog is a reflection of me. Feel free to roam freely to your heart's content. WARNING: some material on here is 18+ NSFW and others may be triggering to some people. I try my best to tag triggering material.
i mean don’t you think it’s interesting that white feminists are PISSING THEMSELVES over the (barely noticeable) merida redesign and starting petitions and emailing disney and kicking up this huge fucking fuss
but when it came to pocahontas’ outfit becoming even MORE inaccurate and racist and mulan getting the shit whitewashed out of her and turned into a ~*~delicate oriental pearl~*~ instead of a warrior it was like “yeah that’s bad, also the glitter is tacky. gee whiz”
can we all please finally agree that Margaret Cho is Awful?
Wow, so much for that.
Now I know why she never mentioned trans women once when I saw her earlier this year.
i’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is
there is nothing romantic about
- not knowing you’re beautiful
- loving someone until they learn to love themselves
please stop romanticizing low self esteem.
it’s one thing to love a person who happens to have low self esteem
it’s another thing to frame low self esteem as a desirable trait.
Here’s the thing, people.
Cisphobia, especially to the levels I’ve seen it taken, is as bad as homophobia and worse. By putting yourself on their level, you make a bad example of ALL of us. Saying shit like “Die cis scum” and “fuck the ‘cis’-tem” are cisphobic, and guess what? IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU BETTER THAN THEM! IT MAKES YOU AS BAD OR WORSE THAN HOMOPHOBES OR TRANSPHOBES! So, fuck anyone who has ever said anything transphobic, homophobic, cisphobic, or ANYTHING-phobic.
Okay. Just like PoC being “racist”, or womyn being “misandrist” or atheist’ beliefs totally threatening Christianity - “cisphobia” doesn’t exist. There is no worldly oppression of cis folks. Being cisgender/cissexual is held as the norm, as the expected, and ultimately as the demanded. You can’t be -ist against the oppressor, the majority, the demanded. PoC can’t be “racist” against white folks because PoC lack the institutionalized power that white folks have. They can be discriminatory or hateful, but “racism” is not the word.
I agree that some messages - like “die cis scum” - may come off as misguided anger. However, tone policing folks, especially trans* folks who might be saying this, is not cute. That’s an attempt of invalidating their experiences.Just like when PoC say they hate white folks, for the most part, they are expressing anger and hatred of the institutionalized notion that white is right and all the benefits that come with it. With people saying “die cis scum”, I believe, and I only speak for myself as a trans* person, that they are truly saying they hate the institutionalized notions that being cis is the only way to be, the right way to be, that any other gender identity of expression is invalid, wrong, farciful, silly, or invalid, and the way that society gives cis folk benefits and not everyone together.
I understand your point, but it needed to be expanded upon greatly.
My babe is on point!
Yes, “die cis scum” from what I’ve heard from other trans* folks is an expression of disdain against the cis-tem that marginalizes trans* folks and establishes being cisgender as the default/norm. For me, as a trans*person, it does NOT mean that I want cis folks to be subjected to violence or murder. For me, I want to upend the cis-tem and eliminate cissexism/transphobia.
Also, I’m an out and proud cisphobic! And I say that as a means of disrupting the cis-tem, not because cisphobia is an actual form of discrimination or oppression. So please do us a favor and do some self-educating before you go tone policing trans*folks, especially those of us who express our anger produced from being oppressed by cissexism, because that helps NO ONE. Understand that folks are entitled to their anger and that oppressors can face discrimination but it does NOT mean the same thing as systemic oppression.
Self-education is the thing!
if tumblr does nothing for social justice then youre obviously following the wrong blogs because i learned more from here than i could anywhere else
i didnt even know half of the problems that i learned about existed or that i was contributing to them
Seriously, educating is a form of activism, and Tumblr does that in spades.
Anonymous asked: I just wanted to see if you would be down for that experience? Or better yet, we take on one girl? Lend me your thoughts
Wut? I can’t lend much to a gray face.
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Who is this? I don’t add anons.
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to let you know I would totally experiment with my sexuality with you. You down?
O.O who are you and why are you anon??