watching a case where a transgendered person was portraying themselves as female got in cohorts with two guys and they found out they were biologically male.
she.. had already given them head, having claimed to be on ..her period at the time. later, she’d engaged in anal with them…
:\ Sad that people try to blame her for getting murdered. I don’t care if she did, somehow, manage to hide her penis from everyone she had sex with (I highly doubt she managed that, btw, if you’ve ever had anal sex, it’s hard, maybe impossible, to hide your genitals that well.) that does not make her murder okay, that does not make it a reasonable reaction, it’s a murder, and her murderers should be punished accordingly.
It’s still legal to be fired for being trans in the following states:
Horrible :\ My state is on the list too… so disappointed.
So one time long, long ago in a land far, far away… (and by that I mean 4 years ago in my extremely liberal hometown..which makes the fact that this was said even more scary) someone in my class said this. I think the scariest part is that NO ONE said anything against it. I should have but I was…
Very well said, I’ve heard this kind of thing myself, nowadays I make a point to voice an objection since I’ve come out as trans* of some sort myself. When I was younger, however I always just let is go without comment because I was scared.
A court in Germany has ruled that an 11-year-old girl can be legally institutionalized in a mental health clinic because she is transgender.
Alexis Kaminsky’s mother sought therapy for her daughter to ease the process of coming into her own identity, and after a short interview with the Youth Welfare Office, a nurse decided the best plan would be for Alexis to be “remanded to an institution and eventually entered into the foster care system.”
Her mother requested a professional, impartial diagnosis and then filed suit, but the court upheld the ruling giving Alexis’ father the right to decide what happens. Unfortunately, he’s not supportive of her female gender identity. From Queerty:
While it can be debated whether a child of 11 is old enough to make decisions regarding her mental state and gender identity, the youth office maintains Alexis’ mother is pressuring her to adopt a female persona and that, in the best interest of the child, Alexis be removed from any “sphere of influence.”
11 years old and they want to institutionalize her. This is completely disgusting and we shouldn’t let it go. There’s a petition circulating to ask the Mayor of Berlin to intervene - sign it here.
Okay, so I looked into this a bit and found this : http://www.thelocal.de/society/20120210-40647.html
This is a much better article on it, and exposes the real issue - not that she’s trans, but that she wants to start hormones and that there are allegations of abuse.
Most articles I’ve seen leave out a lot of information. That said, I still support the mother here, and do not see any reason to take her child away. Please sign the petition.
Why do people take trans* folk personally?
Hello, Jenni here (finally!).
So this is something I was thinking about last night… but, I’ve noticed a creepy trend for people to treat trans individuals as if they are insulting them personally.
What I mean is, when a transphobic person is faced with trans people, they get defensive. There are the usual arguments - against nature, confusion, etc. - from people, same type of nonsense that most non-hetero people get, but with transgender people, I’ve noticed that they take it personally. When confronted about their dislike of trans people, they fall back to their own values, preconceptions, and they fight it in a manner similar to that which religious people defend their faith. They get angry when you counter an argument, they fall to cultural phenomena as a way to justify their 2-gender world view.
Most disturbing to me, though, is that I’ve noticed people defending their own gender, like me being transgender is somehow a challenge to their own gender. Like me revealing my gender, is the same as saying “You’re probably transgender too.”
I know anyone who knows trans people or is one would find this reaction strange, but as I’ve come out more publicly lately, this seems to be the most common reaction from transphobic people - rather than say anything about me, or transgender people in general, they defend their own gender.
I don’t understand this at all. Me being transgender has nothing to do with you. I’m not attacking your values, I’m not trying to convert you, I’m not asking you to reconsider your gender.
Me being trans is about ME, no one else - it’s about how I feel and how I want to be seen and treated!
Leaving this open to answers because I’d like feedback, and I would love to see if anyone else has noticed this, and if so, any idea about why people do this?