wow this was drawn by an autistic boy from memory, so good omg.
This is exactly why we need to understand that mental disorders are more like mental variances, instead of trying to eradicate an entire group of people just bc their social awkwardness makes us uncomfortable.
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First of all, let me say that I’m a fan. Which is why, as a fellow feminist, I was disheartened when I saw your video. Members of the transgender community are still upset after what is being called anon-apology. Thing is, we’re used to people using us as punchlines only to be followed up by - if we’re lucky - the offender saying they support us. Only to never speak about us again.
I’m urging you to use your platform and comedic talents to bring light to transgender issues in a well-informed video. Unlike your status, which will never get the same publicty to counter the damage you’ve done. It’s time that cis feminists stop advocating for only cis people. As you said, “I certainly don’t only fight for causes that concern or benefit me and I expect the same of the vital trans community." We don’t need to be told that. I see way more trans women advocating for reproductive rights, for instance, than cis women criticizing the institutionalized discrimination, violence and oppression we face.
There’s many topics you could chose from. Like how our medically necessary procedures - like the one shown in the video - aren’t usually covered by insurance. That we’re discriminated in the work force, making this nest egg for surgeons even more unobtainable. How many trans people are disowned, denied housing and end up homeless. That these risk factors make us more likely to use illegal substances or do survival sex work. And when we’re arrested for these things, we’re usually sent to the wrong prison which increases the likeliness of being raped. All of this perpetuates the over 41% of trans people who’ve attempted to kill themselves.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is coming up, November 20th, where we commemorate the trans people who are murdered every two weeks in the US and everyday worldwide. Where we acknowledge that often justice isn’t served for these folks. Let’s see you put your words into action. I hope to see some sense of justice from you before TDoR. I’ll be looking forward to it.
Because what is often unrealized is that furthering transgender causes actually helps closing the gap for all genders. That’s why it is your issue; transgender equality will help bring about all women’s equality.
Andi Dier (LITAC)
This is your mind on drugs. And it’s beautiful.
In majority of New York State, like in Nassau, transgender people can still be legally discriminated against. In Suffolk County, where we have some protections, I could still be denied access to the bathroom, changing rooms, housing and even sent to a men’s prison where I’ll likely be raped. Andrew Cuomo needs to pass GENDA now, like he promised in 2010. We’ve waited far too long.
Many of my cis friends have messaged me since I’ve come out in support of me. But the biggest way you could support girls like us is to vote the Republicans out this November 4th who refused to pass GENDA, the trans equal rights bill. And please share this, it’s important!
I have friends experiencing discrimination right now that’s jeopardizing their mental health and safety. Fucked up shit has happened. Register to vote here and contact your representative!
I need a cute boy to do this with, please..?
THEY NEED TO MAKE A GIRL’S VERSION OF THIS.
At least 41% percent of transgender people have attempted to commit suicide. I’ve been very close to being one of them. Gender dysphoria can be overwhelming and debilitating, especially when it’s magnified by body dysmorphia. Marijuana effects memory, normally this is seen as an undesired side effect. But for me, I was plagued by a ghost. I couldn’t stop seeing my old self in the mirror - in my head - everywhere. Our brains keep track of what we look like. And it doesn’t update quickly.
Marijuana is my refresh button. It didn’t merely ease my anxiety and racing thoughts, but my perception became more in sync with my identity. These effects subtly carried on even when I’m sober. I can promise you there were times when if I didn’t have access to marijuana I wouldn’t be here.
Please reblog this and/or make this your Facebook banner. This is about way more than getting high. We can save some people: #JustVote
“Czech Republic - Illuminated” by Kilian Schönberger
I want to trip here…