Problematic and discriminatory comment from someone WITHIN the FTM community (TW)
“No, actually. Being comfortable with one’s genitalia has nothing to do with gender identity. Some transmen — MANY, actually, are comfortable with what they’ve got between their legs and use it for sexual gratification, and it DOESN’T make them any less male. Your biggest problem is that you equate physical sex with gender. That’s the kind of bullshit cisgender people say to us. When you say shit like this, or have these kinds of views, you’re oppressing people in your OWN community.”
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FTMtv week 36 - Dominic - Shit non-trans people say
Here’s my week 36 video (finally)!
Week 36’s topic is offensive things cisgender (or non-trans) people say.
In this video, I go into some of the things people said to ME when they found out I was trans..
in the most unique way.. I play 4 different characters!! This video was SO much fun to make, and definitely worth a watch!
The ickiest YouTube comment I ever received
“What confuses me is that you were once a woman who wanted to become a man. And a true man likes to play with boobs! You had the perfect thing going on. You are a man inside obviously and you had unlimited access to a nice pair of soft squishy boobies and a pussy to play with. Now you have to go out and hunt for that. Unless of course you want to be a man so you can be with another man. But to each their own I always say.
Do you miss the boobies at all?”
I was looking through old youtube comments and found this one.
There are so many things wrong with this comment..
Doesn’t reading it just make you feel icky?
Images like this hurt.
People who aren’t involved in the queer community may not know much about transgender issues and respect, and that’s okay. But things like the above are just ignorant.
People don’t have to be cis to be beautiful. She’s beautiful. She’s a transgirl. This image just basically says, “Think she’s cute? Joke’s on you, she’s not biologically female so you should question your sexuality.”
Transwomen are real women.
Yeah I do xD regardless of what equipment is downstairs
It’s really strange to me that this isn’t common sense to people yet.
^ I know. I surround myself with people who agree with me and it SHOCKS me when people don’t know anything about the queer community.
This is just fucking ignorant.
trigger warning: cissexism, other things i dont know how to warn for probably
oh, ok. It’s good to know that everyone’s ~magical intent~ makes everything fine and dandy.
Great. Now that everything’s figured out, let me just…
—and take a motherfucking seat. Don’t pull the “oh, you people are sooo sensitive” condescending bullshit. This is something people have a legitimate fucking problem with.
Just because it doesn’t offend you personally doesn’t mean that others aren’t offended by that word being tossed around so blithely. it is a cissexist slur, a word used to hurt trans* individuals (and others who don’t fit someone else’s ideal of gender presentation, but the word is mainly thrown at trans* people and trans*women especially [ and I must put in a note that the people most in danger are trans*women of color ]). And by hurt I don’t mean bruised feelings, I mean hurt as in as in attempted and successful murder of trans* people, especially trans*women.
and just like every other slur, the only people who have the fucking right to reclaim that word into something positive are those who’ve had that word used against them/belong to the group who has had that word used against them.
So, no. I am not taking it the wrong way.
You and Victoria and the Victorians may not have intended it to be a ridiculously offensive move of gross ignorance, but intent is not magical.
That word isn’t yours to have fun with, and that’s not just my opinion: it’s a fact.
Tennessee state Rep. Richard Floyd, “I Would Stomp A Mudhole In A Transgender Person”
This is Richard Floyd, Tennessee State Representative and sponsor of the Bathroom Harassment Act, a bill that would fine transgender people $50 for using restrooms and dressing rooms.
True to his name, the man is a dick. Here’s a direct quote from this shining example of morality:
I believe if I was standing at a dressing room and my wife or one of my daughters was in the dressing room and a man tried to go in there — I don’t care if he thinks he’s a woman and tries on clothes with them in there — I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry.
Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk. We cannot continue to let these people dominate how society acts and reacts. Now if somebody thinks he’s a woman and he’s a man and wants to try on women’s clothes, let him take them into the men’s bathroom or dressing room.
Think Progress has a video of an interview with Dick Floyd, where he tries to state that the bill doesn’t “penalize anybody,” that it “protects everybody,” and that he could “care less” what transgender advocacy groups think.
Which begs the question, if this guy says that the bill doesn’t penalize anybody, does that mean he doesn’t think of transgender people as “anybody”?
A canadian transman made this in response to the anti-transgender ad that ran in the National Post on Sept 27th. Great response.
Tranny. . I Can’t Fucking Deal w| Life
I’m DONE .
… wtf is so funny about a TRANSWOMAN you ignorant fucks?
.. SO MUCH IGNORANCE in this world.
This is exactly the kind of behavior that breeds violence against trans* individuals.