"cis" is not a slur
"cis" is not an insult
"cis" is an incredibly important word that eliminates the "otherness" of trans* identities, and makes cisgender identities less of a default
My favorite band is this little group of newts I found under a log in the woods who play tiny trumpets made from hollow reeds and twigs
Oh yea I bet you can’t name 5 of their songs
1. Doot Toot
2. tiny fern
3. do NOT eat mushrooms you just find in the woods
4. broken heart broken trumpet
5. George Costanza is my hero
protect ur trans friends and keep them safe by using the proper pronouns and keeping their birth name a secret (unless you’re talking to someone they aren’t out to, in which case do the opposite). this especially goes for the friends of trans women
Just gonna leave this here…
dont forget in the states :
100% of men can be drafted
0% of women can be drafted.
just gonna leave these here for you guys who are getting pissy over my ‘white privilege’ post
Now, I’m not all anti-social justice, but you certainly can’t ignore these facts.
But let’s take a guess as to why women generally are prohibited from serving on the front lines in warzones, and why they are discouraged from working in the industrial sector? Patriarchal expectations of appropriate roles for men and women based on gender.
Who commits the majority of homicides? Men.
Why are men more likely to commit suicide instead of seeking help for their problems? It’s those pesky patriarchal gender roles again, equating emotions with femininity and therefore weakness, which discourages men from talking about their problems.
As for the custody thing, the majority of custody decisions are agreements made between both parents, which again, are probably overdetermined by patriarchal assumptions about gender that paint women as being more nurturing and therefore better parents than men.
So, although the person who made this clearly wanted to argue that male privilege doesn’t exist, what they actually did was make a pretty good graphic illustrating the ways in which patriarchal expectations and structures within a society hurt men as well as women, which, since feminism is actually aimed at dismantling the patriarchy is why men also need feminism.
Reblogging for that comment
thomas what the fuck is your damage
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
no image has ever described my life quite so well
this is very important
communicable diseases like measles might seem like just an inconvenience to you, but for immunocompromised people (who btw include newborns and the elderly, not just people with specific diseases) it can be the difference between life and death
don’t be a fucking murderer
get vaccinated (and vaccinate your children)
its 20 fucking 13 can we stop pretending that online activism and general awareness campaigns “dont do anything” before i got on tumblr i was a racist sexist anti-feminist piece of garbage whos greatest understanding of any social issue was discrimination against white gay men and that trans people were “men trapped in womens bodies”
obviously something fucking right is going on so why dont you stop being pessimistic little shits.
Because trans women are women and need feminism just as much as any other woman. Because feminist civil rights movements have already been built on the backs of trans women and they should acknowledge the sacrifices made on their behalf.
Because it’s shitty to demand rights and protections while actively oppressing another group. And because - as any activist knows - not trying to fix something is akin to letting it be hurt.
Because my feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit. Because transphobia is a killer. Because anyone with a decent heart can’t seriously look at the situation and think trans people, ESPECIALLY trans women, deserve a fifth of the shit thrown their way on a daily basis.
Because there is a larger pushback against trans women then there is trans men. The root of that is pure misogyny and fixing that would shift the thought processes of millions of people. It would be a step in the right direction towards global feminism.
Because when feminist groups show their transphobia, people who support the trans* movement will be lost to you. Because it forces a lot of people who agree with your cause to argue against you and disregard a large number of the things you say.
Because a fear of trans women is, in and of itself, a trace of internalized misogyny that needs to be eradicated. We’re all human and we all have things to work on.
My Eridan headcanon is the absolute best.
You could even say he’s numbah one.