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casual cissexism is the belief that trans* people have only existed since technologies to assist with medical transitioning have become available.

let’s review:

  • a person’s presentation has no bearing on their gender
  • whether or not a person transitions, and what steps they take if they do, has no bearing on their gender
  • how a person chooses to identify themselves to others for the sake of personal safety has no bearing on gender
  • how society sees and categorises a person has no bearing on their gender
  • whether or not a person has the terms and knowledge to express their idenity in their culture or society has no bearing on their gender

this has been a psa for those who are confused about the fact that trans* people exist, have always existed, and will continue to exist.  this is not a recent trend.  this is not a phenomenon dependent on medical technology.  this is not an identity that is only valid as long as a person conforms to your cissexist ideas of what makes a person a certain gender.


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I’m really trying to be a positive role model for trans people and it upsets me that after I SPECIFICALLY asked the producers of “Cake Boss” NOT to disrespect me or trans people. Before I agreed to do this show, I was assured and then reassured that it wasn’t going to be like the JERRY SPRINGER show or MAURY. Let me make this clear. CALLING A TRANSGENDER WOMAN A MAN IS WRONG. Period. Its degrading, its rude, and its very hurtful. I may not have been born a woman, but im NOT a man. I told them I would mind if they said “born male” or “was a male”. After taking this journey its not fair at all to be lied to by the producers. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG. EDUCATE AND PROMOTE EQUALITY AND RESPECT!!!!!!!

Carmen Carrera on her appearance on “Cake Boss” (via fuckyeahdragrace)

sign the petition here!

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cake boss why :(

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If you’ve never read Blood Syndicate, I think it’s safe to say *SPOILER ALERT*



Masquerade was comics first transgendered superhero, her powers allowed her to live life and change sex to that of a man.

Granted the power of shape shifting from the big bang. Masquerade can shift his molecular structure into virtually any form though she usually chooses that of a variety of animals. After her powers were later amplified she could also assume the powers of fellow “bang babies” by assuming their forms.

The young woman who would come to be known as only Masquerade has a past shrouded in mystery. From an early age she thought that she was a man trapped in a woman’s body. How she arrived on Paris island is a mystery as well but after the Big Bang she gained the power to shape shift into virtually any animal form and immediately used her powers to make her body reflect what’s always been in her mind, she became a man. She kept the secret of her gender identity away from her teammates until they fought the demon fox. Here Fade found out her birth gender of being female. Not trusting that Fade would keep her identity secret she blackmailed him into keeping silent as if he revealed her gender she would reveal he was gay.

She/he would later make the error of double-crossing the Blood Syndicate twice. First by stealing from them, and second by imitating Tech-9. The latter was brought about against his will.

Later after Masquerade was kidnapped and further experimented on by System, she/he could not only imitate another bang baby’s form but their powers as well. She/he uses that to convince the Blood Syndicate that he is Tech-9.

… why are female pronouns being used here?

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In case someone thought that the Cotton Ceiling was literally panties which trans women are attempting to rape their way through…


When women complain about the glass ceiling, it isn’t so we can guilt or shame our bosses into a promotion.  Nor is it a statement that my company (or my boss) must be sexist because I didn’t get that last promotion.  Many women who complain about the glass ceiling don’t want to be a CEO - or perhaps already are one.  Rather than being interested in personal gain the main goal is to see an end to the old boys club in corporate boardrooms.

Discussing the glass ceiling is about identifying the systemic problems leading to the lack of women in workplace leadership despite being present in lower positions.  It’s about an education system that doesn’t give girls the same support as boys.  It’s about double standards in the workplace.  It’s about internalized societal messages that women can’t succeed in science or business and shouldn’t try.  It’s about customers and clients that don’t respect women in positions of authority.  It’s about workplace harassment that makes many women decide it’s not worth it.  It’s about how the companies that do promote women to positions of leadership risk having their stock prices go down or otherwise being seen as less than other companies.  

All of these issues have parallels with the cotton ceiling.  Discussing the cotton ceiling is about identifying the systemic problems leading to the lack of trans women in queer women’s sexual spaces and relationship networks, despite being present in non-romantic/sexual queer women’s spaces.  It’s about feminist community and training that doesn’t give trans women the same support as cis women.  It’s about double standards that celebrate sexually empowered behavior in cis women yet call that same behavior “male privilege” or “rape-y” when trans women do it.  It’s about internalized messages that no one will ever love a freak like you so you shouldn’t even try.  It’s about trans women in queer women sexual spaces who are treated disrespectfully and told we’re disgusting. It’s about harassment campaigns against trans women speaking out on this topic (including publishing work and personal email and phone contact).  It’s about being hit on by someone who’s really really into you but turns cold when you disclose trans status.  It’s about how cis women who are involved with trans women are told they aren’t real lesbians.

The call to discuss the cotton ceiling is a plea for an end to the shame and coercion trans women - and our cis partners - face.  The anti-trans feminist activists who frame the cotton ceiling as a shaming tactic to coerce cis women to have sex with trans women are purposefully misinterpreting the metaphor it is based on.  They frequently accuse trans women and trans-supportive cis women of not having an awareness or understanding of feminism from the 70s and 80s, however, when they dismiss the ceiling metaphor as coercion and shaming or as insincere attempts at personal gain, they clearly are the ones who lack understanding of second wave feminism - or are choosing to ignore it.


A murder occurred in Oakland early Sunday morning. As of this posting, there is exactly one — count it — one, article about the incident in the media, at least as measured by Google News hits for Oakland murder.

37-year-old Brandy Martell was sitting behind the wheel of her car around 5:15 a.m. at when one or two men walked up and began a conversation. A witness told ABC7 the conversation was cordial, but then.. one of the men became angry and fired into the car right where Martell was sitting.

“When you don’t provide a space in society for people who you think are the other or different, especially transgender women, especially transgender women of color, when you don’t provide spaces for them to be in a safe environment or a safe space, whether it’s socializing or services, this is what happens,” Martell’s friend Tiffany Woods told ABC7.

As Horace Boothryd’s breaking diary yesterday noted, there was an email notice send out about the murder Sunday evening, with a damning claim about police inaction.

Brandi, a transwoman, was murdered last night, shot at 12th and Franklin in Downtown Oakland after an altercation with a man who became enraged and shot her when he realized she was trans. An amazing #oo comrade tried to keep her alive with training learned from the People’s Community Medics, but the cops walked away and the ambulance came too late.

If you are doubting whether this could possibly be true, I suggest you read Politicized ‘Hate Crimes’, the OPD and District Attorney O’Malley, and judge for yourself.

It is true that Oakland is a high-crime city, at least if you consider the data per capita. But Oakland is just not that populous, so that you might think that each of the some 110+ murders a year that occur within its boundaries would garner significant media attention. But as of five o’clock today Oakland’s flagship newspaper, the Oakland Tribune, had absolutely nothing about a rather shocking crime that took place just a block from Frank Ogawa Plaza / Oscar Grant Park.

Think about what the newscape would look like if a well-heeled, white, Oakland citizen living on “the right side of the tracks” (or, in Oakland parlance, “the hills”) had been the victim. Or consider that another murder that took place at almost the same location in November of 2011 while Occupy Oakland was camping in the Plaza rated world-wide headlines. I will leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine how many articles there were about broken windows in Oakland on November 2nd, 2011.  

So this is how yet another (and another, and another and another) transgender woman dies; a victim simultaneously of hatred and a conspiracy of silence.





It is my professional opinion that Riley has a cluster B personality disorder. More specifically, the dramatic types. I believe they probably have a combination of antisocial personality disorder (sociopath), narcissistic personality disorder and…

That is one of the meanest and most ridiculously disingenuous things I have ever read on Tumblr.

Wow, cissexism, cissplaining, ableism (Trying to discredit someone via armchair diagnosis? Seriously, fuck you.), and rape culture all wrapped up into one package!

Go fuck yourself, douchebag.


umadson submitted: Your template is about 100 times better than what I just sent:

Dr. Rinne,

It has recently been brought to my attention that your department, Humanities and Social Sciences at UAFS, has been allowed to demonstrate extremely prejudiced behavior to one Jennifer Braly due to her gender.
Such examples I have read about are:
  • Not allowed to have a roommate in the dorms
  • Not allowed to use Male or Female only bathrooms; confined to gender neutral bathrooms only
  • Not allowed to speak to students in a classroom setting, rather must give presentations in the lounge or commons area
  • Not interfering when threatening or violent hate speech was directed toward her
While this behavior is not limited to your department alone, it would seem to me that a guest speaker for your department be treated with greater respect that what has been shown to her. To treat a human being with such bias is not only morally wrong, it is also constitutionally wrong. I am sure you are receiving plenty of contact from those of us outside of your school who are outraged about this.
It would seem to me that to save face and retain a good relationship with your students and staff, you might want to look into correcting these wrongs that have been done to Ms. Braly as best you can.
Was this not good? 
Also, if this is TL;DR, that’s perfectly alright :) Stay awesome!
No, yours is great too! Great job!


Submitted by H:

Jennifer Braly, a transgender woman, has given over thirty lectures in psychology classes at University of Arkansas Fort Smith about gender identity disorders. On Wednesday, April 18, my professor announced to her classes that Jennifer would be a guest speaker to our class on Friday. One bigoted man threw what can only be called a fit, disrupting the class.

On Friday, as we were about to begin class, Dr. Rimme, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences came into our class, telling us Jennifer would not be allowed to speak to us in a classroom setting. He would not give a reason nor tell us who had made the decision. We moved to the student lounge, where the same fit-throwing man appeared, growing increasingly obnoxious & rude, even saying things like, “allowing these homos to speak is encouraging their behavior” and calling Jennifer every name in the book. Several staff members walked by, none of them stopping his behavior.

Jennifer also told us about some things UAFS has done to her. She is not allowed to have a roommate in the dorms. She is not allowed to use the female or male restrooms, being restricted to the gender neutral bathrooms only. Many fellow students & myself are outraged at the way Jennifer has been treated. If you feel the same way, call UAFS at 479-788-7431 and ask for Dr. Rinne or email him at hrinne@uafortsmith.edu. Let him know this will not go unnoticed!