why do trans* blogs only show ftm people for the most part? like, is it some sort of male privilege thing in which they only show ftm transitions and they don’t realise it?
most of the people they show are white, too.
Because trans women are told that we are ugly and undesirable, and we are sexualized to the point where our transition is only relevant to the community if we’re hot. But, when we are attractive, we are fetishized, and our bodies become objects of sex centered around our genitals. And since our bodies are objects of fetishistic sex, they are not respectable, and they are not fit to be seen in a non-sexual context.
Basically, trans women are ugly until proven fetish.
While I was in Charlotte for the just concluded TransFaith In Color Conference, heard about another young African-American transwoman who has been killed in the Cincinnati suburb of Walnut Hills, OH. .
And as usual, we have another case of a n African-American transwoman beingdisrespectfully misgendered in the media, followed up by transphobic comments in the jacked up story on that media outlet’s website.
And what aggravates me even further about the developing story besides the pimping of the Black trans prostitute meme, is before I left for Charlotte had to report about another Chicago trans woman who had been killed.
WKRC-TV. read your AP Stylebook as to the proper way to report on trans persons. Umm, never mind, I’ll do it myself since you trained professional journalists can’t seem to get it right the first time.
Before I do your job for you, here’ the pertinent section of the AP Stylebook you need to pay fracking attention to since this probably won’t be the last time you end up reporting on trans personstransgender-Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.
If that preference is not expressed, use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly.
Shortly after 10:30 PM EDT Saturday night, police were called to the parking lot of a Dairy Mart on E. McMillan Street near Victory Parkway Drive where they found 26 year old Kendall L. Hampton suffering from a gunshot wound She was rushed to University Hospital where she died
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Criminal Investigations Section at (513) 352-3542 or Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040.
See WKRC-TV? That wasn’t so hard was it? So what’s your excuse for the piss-poor reporting in your story?
This is early info on the latest transwoman to die in 2012 Until I find out what Ms Hampton’s femme name was, I will refer to her in this and subsequent posts by her initials.
And if someone has some more flattering photos of her than this po-po mugshot or info about Ms Hampton, please e-mail it to me ASAP.
Why I am trans-critical
A woman is not something a man can become.
A woman is not something a man can become.
A woman is NOT something a man can become.
Being a woman is having a vagina. Being a woman is menstruating. Being a woman- and I’m talking biologically, here - is having a uterus and ovaries.
Being “female” on the other hand is something different.
But men cannot, should not and will not ever be women.
It would be nice if radical feminists could make up their minds which term is which, because this is the exact opposite of what most “trans-critical” radical feminists say in defining “woman” versus “female”.
I love how, on top of the transmisogyny and general lack of consistency, this also totally excludes entire groups of people - like they don’t exist. People who have vaginas but no uterus? What- half women? People post-menopause? NOT WOMEN. Oophorectomy? NOT A WOMAN. Using birth control (or other methods) to not have periods? NOT A WOMAN. Apparently you have to have a fully functioning set of Radscum Certified baby-growing organs to be a woman. And worship those organs. And hate everyone who doesn’t have them or chooses to use them for anything other than worshipping and making babies (which is rape, of course, because sperm comes from the patriarchy).
I have been
Through enough shit, enough circumstance and abuse to have wanted to kill myself, to have struggled in and with life, in and with myself, in and with the world around me.
And it makes me REALLY, REALLY angry, that so many other people do not have the luck or luxury of getting some of the breaks I’ve gotten, accessing the resources I’ve been able to access, having their struggles eased, even a little bit.
THAT is why I give a fuck about issues that ‘have nothing to do with’ me. Guess what? If someone’s suffering is because of a system that I am a part of - whether intentionally/by choice or not - it is absolutely something I should be involved in finding a solution to.
And you know what - even if I wasn’t a part of that system (impossible!), there is NOTHING wrong with wanting that big, seemingly unattainable fantasy of ‘everyone is happy and healthy’ to someday become a reality.