if cisgender was a word i’d punch it in the face
friend i think you’re confused
if cisgender was a word i’d punch it in the face
friend i think you’re confused
I hate the term “cis” because any designation that puts women in the same gender class as me, a heterosexual man, is a designation that erases the reality of patriarchal oppression. The dominant culture does not create social castes based on vague notions of internal essence but on male and female genitals, and any bullshit gender theory conception that ignores that fundamental axis of oppression is either ignorant to the extreme or intentionally misleading.
?!?!?! NORMALLY I DON’T REBLOG RADFEMS BUT
LOOK AT THIS. LOOK. THIS IS A CIS DUDE RADFEM. WHAT THE FUCK. YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE AND A PARODY
i don’t reblog aggressively/openly anti-trans shit here because latfc is something i do at least in part for comedic value and also because i can’t deal with engaging with people who actively wish me harm based on my gender identity
that doesn’t mean it’s not out there
here’s a better question: why do you apparently identify so strongly with bigots that you interpret “hating cissexists” as “hating all cis people”
ALSO TO THAT LAST ANON THAT WAS NOT A TRANS ACTIVIST BLOG THAT WAS TOTALLY A “FUCK CIS PEOPLE THEY ARE ALL SHITS”
no, your anon is right, latfc is a blog specifically for calling out cissexism for the benefit of other trans people (ie a trans activist blog)
how many times do i have to say i don’t hate all cis people before it sinks in that someone can be critical of a group of people - not even! a subset of a group! - without finding every single individual member loathsome
do i need to change my blog title to “I LOVE CIS PEOPLE” here or what. what do you want. what the fuck
idk ive never seen an anti gay tumblr if you can point out a whole tumblr dedicated to hating gays or trans or the whole lgbt community show me and i will say the same to them
if you’ve seriously never seen an anti-trans blog that’s stellar for you but uh
i see posts from blogs dedicated to spamming slurs, harassing/mocking/impersonating trans bloggers, making jokes about anti-trans violence, or even straight up advocating the murder of trans people on literally a daily basis, so like. look harder, maybe
i love allies
You’d have a lot more success by being reasonable with people and stop being so militant and hostile. Most people who have an opinion aren’t willing to change it for someone who is a jerk. You are doing nothing at all to further your cause. Those with any amount of intelligence are simply driven away by your aggressiveness.
You said something earlier that was along the lines of “Revolution doesn’t happen by politely asking oppressors for change” or something like that. I would just like to say that while the LGBT community IS mistreated, there is no oppression. (This is assuming we’re talking about the West) We have, in recent years, made great strides for that said community. Although I think it is taking too long, it is progress. You are not stoned to death. Your community is not slaughtered. You are not exiled. You have a right to vote, argue your ideas, and pursue your happiness. While you aren’t treated nearly as well, and don’t have as many rights, as your average “cisgender” might be, you aren’t enslaved, and you have the right to change the legislation and get those natural rights (which the LGBT, as well as every one, deserves) granted. You are NOT living in an oppression.
Logic always prevail. Make valid arguments and don’t attack people personally and you’ll be a lot better off. People tend to be a lot more willing to listen to kindness. Also, please excuse any grammatical and/or spelling errors. It’s 2 AM.
i’ve responded to this identical criticism too many times for it even to be funny anymore so i invite you to actually read the blog you’re criticizing before messaging me as if you have something enlightening to say
also “you aren’t stoned to death or enslaved therefore you aren’t oppressed” motherfucker do you even know what oppression means. try again when you can pretend to know a modicum about the subject at hand because this is embarrassing
did i ask what you think
Okay. So about this whole “cis” and “cisgender” bullshit. I really don’t feel like I want to be called that. I mean, it just sound gross. Like. Pus. I mean. Ick. But apparently just because I have a vagina and identify as a female, I’m “cis”? Uh. No thank you. I’d rather just be called Taylor.
I understand that I don’t have much of a right to be offended by this word because trans* people go through so much shit, are oppressed, and get insulted and shit all the time but…Do I really have to be called “cis”? Come on. I don’t want to. I don’t identify as “cis”. I’m a female. Just because I’m going with my genitals and shit doesn’t mean that I should be called that.
And another thing, the fuck is up with this whole “die cis scum” bullshit? The fuck is that shit? Okay, if you’re going to call me “cis” fine. Go right the fuck ahead. But, why the fuck are you telling me to die? The hell did I do? Maybe other “cis” people have done shit to trans* people and have been assholes, but I haven’t personally. I really don’t feel like being grouped up in that shit. I don’t care about anyone other than me and my girlfriend. If you say you’re a man, then you’re a man and I’ll address you as such. If you say you’re a woman, it’s the same deal. Like I said, I don’t really fucking care. It’s not my business and hey you are what are, man.
But I’m not “cisgendered”. I don’t want to be called that, because I don’t like it. Okay?
i want you to consider for a moment that many trans people have to deal with being aggressively and pervasively mislabeled every day of our lives (often in abusive ways), and that the consequences of this mislabeling include things like, i dunno, discrimination and harassment and death
now i want you to consider that you’re complaining about a label trans people invented to challenge the practice of just referring to cis people as “normal”, and to help give us the language to talk about our experiences vis a vis cis people’s
now i want you to seriously consider your priorities
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how fuckin far back did you have to dig through this blog to find this. what the fuck. did you even read the post you reblogged
i don’t recall ever saying “cis people suck” on this blog but the more cis people make this claim the more i’m inclined to embrace it
I wasn’t saying you specifically. I meant when anyone makes generalizations about cis people, but then expects to be treated with fairness by cis people, it’s hypocritical. That is all.
ok but the thing is that i have to make generalizations about cis people to survive
i have to assume the worst in order to function on a basic level like
i have to assume i can’t trust cis people who i don’t know to be accepting of my trans status. i have to assume i can’t trust doctors not to mistreat me based on my trans status (no, seriously. i’ve made this mistake too many times). i have to assume there is a chance that cis people will harass or assault me. i have to assume these things because they are real live actual threats that i face and have to navigate in my life.
think of it this way: plenty of snakes are totally harmless, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to go around trying to pet ones that might be venomous. you make a generalization about snakes for your own safety.
also sometimes i just get fed the fuck up with people being cissexist and make broad statements and honestly if you think that means i deserve to be oppressed i think you need to reevaluate your priorities as a “decent” cis person
you shouldn’t be doing cissexist crap even if trans people are rude or unpalatable because THAT’S NOT HOW ALLYSHIP WORKS
YOU DON’T WITHHOLD PEOPLE’S RIGHTS BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT ADEQUATELY JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS FOR YOU AND THEN EXPECT CREDIT