This example is mostly in ‘female-empowerment’ circles, but it comes up everywhere. Binary Trans people are expected to live up to ridiculous extremes for their gender in order to be accepted as credible. And if we don’t, then we get the lovely comment of “If you wanted to do X so much, why didn’t you just stay as your birth gender”. THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS. And most people aren’t even conscious of it. But if you have ever thought that of course that transwoman didn’t pass, she won’t even shave her legs! Or that transman shouldn’t be wearing such feminine clothes YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. YOU ARE SUPPORTING AND FORCING GENDER STEREOTYPES ON US. AND WE WANT YOU TO STOP.
My boyfriend wrote a lovely rant to go with this post.
Had to add another bullet to the belt today, for another friend who left before his time. I carry them with me as ammunition for my life, and reminders to live well and fight the good fights. Love yall. Thanks @charlesbergertattoos for helping me remember Ian. #rva #rip #tattoo #punk #memorial #anarchist
I’m ready! Tattoo then Field Day of the Past!! #rva #redneck #anarchoredneck #anarchist ##mokarnage #camo #realtree #mokarn
…I may or may not have teared up a bit reading this ;)
I needed this kind of inspiration today. :)