Nerd is my Gender

Trigger warning for transmisogyny and cis tears:

From: Andy Semler

To: matt.seaton@guardian.co.uk

Subject: “Transsexuals should cut it out” is a disgusting piece of anti-trans hatred.

Particularly where she at first claims “they’re lucky I’m not calling them shemales. Or shims.” both terms being degrading slurs against trans women in the sex industry (and all trans women by proxy). And then she goes on to actually call them those things when she says “Shims, shemales, whatever you’re calling yourselves these days”, as well as “a bunch of bed-wetters in bad wigs”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/13/julie-burchill-suzanne-moore-transsexuals

This sort of dehumanization perpetuates an attitude that trans women deserve lesser treatment. Citing your own website: “statistics showed that 70% of children who were uncertain about their gender were subject to bullying. The official figures also show that 88% of transgender employees experienced discrimination or harassment at work, and that hate crime against transgender people had recently risen by 14% to 357 incidents last year.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/dec/08/transgender-disabled-murder-harsher-penalty

Please take a stand for gender equality and against anti-trans hate and transmisogyny, and refuse to publish this sort of hate speech in the future, as well as remove what is currently on your website.

No Drag on Drag Cruise! (by rriverstone1)

Rogi Riverstone nails it. These corporate types are completely full of shit, claiming to be pro-gay & pro-trans, as long as you dress in a manner they view as “normal” for your gender. Hopefully the shock waves caused by the outrage and their subsequent recanting will reverberate throughout society.

How many of you feminists…

who roll your eyes at people who get upset by the SCUM Manifesto

are the same people who flip your shit over “die cis scum”?

Equivalents to “Die, Cis Scum!”

Inspired by this comment.

  • Give up your tax break government handouts, bourgeois scum!
  • Have your morals questioned, Christian scum!
  • Be judged less competent in the workplace for the same performance, male scum!
  • Have your misfortunes blamed on your laziness, average-sized person scum.
  • Be culturally assimilated, white scum!
  • Watch your jobs get shipped overseas, educated scum!
  • Be denied access to public places, able-bodied scum!
  • Have your decisions made for you, adult (but not geriatric) scum!
  • Get invaded, American scum!
  • Become the economic scapegoat, native-born US citizen scum!
  • Have your opinions invalidated, neurotypical scum!
  • Have people second-guess your love for your partner, monogamous scum!
  • Receive confused and suspicious stares, dominant-language speaking scum!
(Not to be construed as a completed list.)
HOTT

QWERTYEXOTIC72: Here's a hypothetical scenario. If you got into a relationship with a "women" and you had sex with this "women". A few months later you find out this "women" was not born a women. What would be your reaction? http://www.youtube.com/comment?lc=lGOxduFXPq8JQQB7hC16esGuyG6y3VaHi7IOx9HV2tk

AndyTehNerd: OK, I'll hold back the laughter for long enough to (unfortunately) validate this question with a response:

AndyTehNerd: HOT.

AndyTehNerd: Because anyone I'm in a relationship with and having sex with is HOT, so therefore any aspect of their past that contributed to their present state is also HOT.

AndyTehNerd: Hell, I'll even add an extra T for emphasis on how HOTT the people are to me that I choose to be with.

AndyTehNerd: Also, the "scare quotes" don't emphasize anything but your insecurity. http://www.youtube.com/comment?lc=lGOxduFXPq8TOIogDR9fg8hMoe95RBzA5ZAPXcEzAZ0

To the Cisphobic Trans people:

notcayleb:

You’re the reasons Brandy Martell lost her life.

I love how notcayleb says that all serious-like. “Cisphobia is why cis people murder trans* people.” It’s so cute when grues think they’re making sense.

Hillary Clinton pointing and laughing.

(via notcayleb-deactivated20130929)

An underappreciated issue with “die cis scum”

friendzoning-ninja:

Certain videos and pictures of trans* activists using the “die cis scum” phrase have gone viral (ugh, I hate that phrase) around SJ-apathetic places like 4chan, Reddit, etc. Maybe it’s a good thing they’re being exposed to different types of people, but there is one thing that really bothers me: people’s first exposure to the term/prefix “cis*” is going to be having it used as an insult.

People are going to associate “cis*” with a negative meaning, not see it as the neutral term it should be.

This is a problem, because people have been working a long time to have this recognized as the neutral counterpart to “trans*”. It’s extremely vexing to see people use the term as a joke and associate it with SJA sloganeering. Hopefully the trend doesn’t last long.

That’s the problem with being a deliberately ignored minority: since we’re being ignored deliberately, we’ll be given attention deliberately as well. It’s no coincidence that everyone is paying attention to “die cis scum” who previously had no intention of spending 2 seconds thinking about trans* issues. It’s not just that they passively don’t want to pay attention to us, it’s that they actively want to continue to not care about us. As the gatekeepers for public attention, they give us two options:

  1. We can beg and plead for compassion and mercy till our faces turn blue and still be ignored.
  2. We can become angry and have people focus on that anger to the exclusion of the message behind it.

This is not on us. Trans* people are not to blame. Any efforts to pick apart each others’ strategy which ignore the harsh reality of those 2 options above is completely missing the point. We cannot “win” this game by attempting to play by the rules, because it’s rigged. We need to turn the criticism toward where it belongs, on the cis-supremacist agenda.

bestaboutmes:

it is cis black
you are likely to be eaten by a grue

Yep! :D
#thank god for that facebook group <—-lulz

bestaboutmes:

it is cis black

you are likely to be eaten by a grue

Yep! :D

#thank god for that facebook group <—-lulz

"Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever goten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them." Assata Shakur

"Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever goten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them." Assata Shakur

sigur-roskolnikov:

Blogs/People like The Trans Truth are pretty much the reason Die Cis Scum exists.

In case anyone was curious.

I hate Mondays.

(Source: thatweirdo-intheduckieshirt)