Posts tagged transmisogyny
Posts tagged transmisogyny
Ashley Del Valle is a transgender woman from New York who was arrested in Georgia for indecent exposure after she allegedly showed her breasts, but then was housed in an all-male jail.
You arrest her because her top is too sheer and shows her nipples, something that is only a crime for women.
And then you jail her as a man.
tw: transphobia, suicide
It was exactly three months ago that Richard Littlejohn published a piece in the Daily Mail viciously attacking Lucy Meadows, a primary school teacher in Britain. Littlejohn targeted Meadows because she’s transgender and had chosen to remain in her job as a teacher after beginning to present as a woman – this was the entire basis for his outrageous, unprovoked assault on her identity, her career, and her very life. It was vile and hateful in all the ways we’ve come to expect from a publication that, like much of the press these days, treats trans women as alternately ridiculous or a threat to society. It was quite literally intolerant of everything that Lucy Meadows was.
So it came as a surprise today that the Daily Mail has completely removed any mention of Meadows from Littlejohn’s column. What happened? Did they suffer a sudden attack of morality, three months later? No. Their decision was based on something much darker than conscience.
Lucy Meadows killed herself this week.
One of the comments left on this piece is succinct. Kids understand things much better than you think they do. Finding our that your teacher has died (though I’m sure they’ll be sheltered from the details…) is a far bigger deal.
I am done with the world today.
The next time someone tries to imply that hate speech is harmless, I’m going to punch them in the fucking throat.
Bolded emphasis mine
CONTINUOUSLY HARASSING SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY DARE EXIST IN PUBLIC MIGHT BE DANGEROUS????
DON’T LET SOME OF THE FUCKING PSYCHOSTALKERS ON TUMBLR KNOW THIS
I recently realised that I actually think all PIV is rape. If I use my definition (weaponization of the penis), then consensual intercourse still falls under that. Even if you like it. Even if you have an orgasm. You can’t consent to being assaulted, after all. The physical…
5) This charming little intellectual exercise is really disgustingly disrespectful of people who’ve survived actual rape.
I’ve experienced PIV and I’ve experienced sexual assault. Pretty goddamn different experiences. How DARE you tell me that being assaulted was morally equivalent to warm happy snuggly sex with my boyfriend.
You can’t consent to assault because consent is the thing that makes it not assault anymore.
I also want to point out that classifying all penises as always weapons is massively, unforgivably transmisogynist.
It is also telling that so many of the people who embrace this line of argument accept without challenge the very concept of PIV sex as penetration. I believe that OP thinks they are trying to empower (cis) women by freeing them from the tyranny of patriarchal experiences of sex, but trying to make all PIV sex rape is such a backwards way to go about it. There are reasons that this sex act isn’t widely known as “engulfing” or “accepting” or “inviting.” Can we perhaps consider those reasons, and that summarily increasing the threat level of penises doesn’t take away any power from men but in fact gives them more, while degendering trans women and reducing the agency of all women to claim their own subjective experiences as real and significant?
I understand that “because I like it” feels like a weak argument but it is actually really important. It’s not the only thing that matters—I do give some weight to social forces constraining what choices individuals are even able to conceive of as possible—but dismissing it altogether does a huge disservice to the real people affected by all this theorizing.
I reject OP’s authority to define MY sexual experience.
Claiming that all PIV sex emphasizes women’s “fuckhole status” or whatever is merely a continuation of rape culture, plain and simple, and cissexist to boot.
because another black trans* woman is dead three blocks from where Paige Clay was found murdered in April and major Chicago news outlets won’t even give her the basic respect of using her chosen name.
Because our young black girls are dying at an alarming rate and even the queer community doesn’t want to talk about it
Because my own people (queer people and black people) are throwing these women into the streets and their blood is running there now
Because my black and brown trans* sisters are being murdered in the streets and the cis white gay rights movement is worried about how soon we can get married (which is important) but ignores the need for trans* folks to have housing options when they’re kicked out of their homes, which is far too often
Because gay men are still tossing around the t-slur that these women probably heard as they died
And it’s disgusting. Because nobody cares. The queer community will not speak of these women, and neither will the black community. I used to think it would take a rash of murders to wake people up, but I don’t know anymore. Because that rash is here. Tiffany Gooden was not the first. And I’m so afraid she won’t be the last. It kills me to think that my sisters are dying like this. Brown and queer and beautiful and with nobody to empower them. It absolutely kills me.
Hey, “radical feminists”, “radfems,” or radscum,
There’s nothing radical about shitting on trans* folks, and nothing radical about reducing gender down to genitals. You’re trumpeting the same bullshit that the patriarchy you claim to fight does.
Oh, and whinging about trans* people wanting to crush your spirits, etc?
Y’all do more than just that to trans* folks.
And you wanna argue that you’re not physically harming them and/or going out and killing them, that they’re threatening you and other cis women? You see, the thing is, you don’t need to do any of that to harm and/or kill someone. There are more ways to hurt a person. Many more ways to kill a person.
If you deny a person their identity, and you make their life much, much more difficult than life already inherently is, that can kill a person. Perpetuating attitudes that create a dangerous environment for them too can kill in many different ways.
I’ve seen a lot of stuff on my dash about second wave ascribing radical feminists taking to tumblr in a storm just to shit all over trans women and misgender people in the name of overthrowing patriarchy.
I haven’t said anything about it just because I’ve pretty much been too horrified to do so. I’ve seen some terrible transmisogyny before, some awful privilege-denying, but this shit is out-fucking-rageous.
I mean, fuck, these people are off their nut if they really think that denying someone’s womanhood is a way of going about dismantling any kind of oppression. They’re buying into the same god-damn biological determinism that was and still is used by patriarchy-loving assholes.
I’ve reblogged this because it pretty succinctly says what I think should be said about these people and the bullshit they’re saying. Oh, they’re mad because someone said they would break their spirit.
These people are the ugly face of feminism that needs to be called out and cast out. Not supposed misandrists or “sexist” feminists, but the people who actively oppress other women.
I would say that’s fauxminism, but it’s worse. It’s supporting the oppression and death enacted upon trans people, specifically trans women, every day.
So yeah, I’ve been introduced to some of my own privilege that I thought I had under wraps now that I’ve read some of the shit these people have produced. I should have spoken up sooner, but I was just amazed at how really horrible some people can be.
Fuck radscum assholes. They have no place in my radical feminism, although I will do my best to acknowledge at all times the place they stake out in feminism in general because otherwise I would be just as bad, just as erasing.
If you are actively encouraging the kind of oppression that causes the murder and violation of other women you are genocidal, and you don’t deserve to call yourself a feminist. You are the reason no progress is being made, and you are a terrible fucking human being.
And I’m sorry to everyone for not speaking on this until now. I should have offered support for the trans women under attack much earlier than now.
Ms. Talackova has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada contest solely for being transgender. This is discriminatory, unjust, and quite frankly disgusting. She is a woman and deserves to be treated as any other woman would be. What kind of genitals she was or was not born with (and even what kind of genitals she has today) is completely irrelevant. This petition is to get her reinstated as a contestant, since she was unfairly disqualified.
There are only
728 signatures. WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!
34! GO GO GO TUMBLR!
192! Now we’re talking :D
SIGN AND REBLOG, PLEASE!
22540 total signatures now…
RE-BLOGGED and SIGNAL BOOSTED!
23,990. Hell yes.
This is what I aim to change in LGBTQ organizations. I want the focus to be on greater issues, more grave issues.
TW: CISSEXISM AND BRUTAL VIOLENCE
… imagine a 19-year-old girl being dropped off at an acquaintance’s home by a taxi on a Sunday night and finding three men on the lawn waiting for her. Imagine them kidnapping, torturing, decapitating, dismembering and burning her alive for sport, as young, raucous boys would to a Barbie doll. Imagine them chucking her torso on the side of a highway, with absolutely no regret or sense of immorality. Imagine being the mother called into the morgue to identify a defiled torso as your daughter. Swallow that bitter pill of reality and tell me that marriage is the most important issue for the LGBT community in 2011. For several in the transgender community, it might as well be 1969 all over again, because nothing has changed for them.
Fucking thank you. We’re getting beat the fuck up and murdered, and their biggest concern is gay marriage.
“I have nothing against marriage equality; I believe in it. But I also know that marriage means nothing if we aren’t alive or otherwise able to enjoy it.”
Yeah, the whole “we want gay marriage!” whilst I have to worry about myself or my friends getting killed all the time kinda sucks. This is why the gay community sucks balls and I don’t identify with them.
Hi, queer anarcho feminist scene! LOVE YOU!
I just want to repeat that Shelley Hillard was black.
Not just trans.
BLACK and trans. THAT MEANS SOMETHING.
We’ve been fucking saying this shit for the past 10+ years but everyone listens when a White Male blogger says it. Fuck. Dat. Noise. Honestly. People really need to start listening to Q/Trans*POCs when we talk about our oppression, we live it, WE KNOW WHAT THE FUCK WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.
WARNING FOR TRANSMISOGYNY, CISSEXISM
Chloe Sevigny in Interview on her upcoming role as a transgender character:
I tried to lose a lot of weight because I thought it would make me look more masculine if I were gaunt. I had to do a lot of nudity as well, so I figured if I were less curvy, that would help. I was working out a lot because my character does a lot of physical stuff as an assassin. When I got to Manchester, where we were filming, I had rehearsals with the director and writer. I wanted to play the role with this exaggerated feminine behavior that a lot of transgender male-to-females have. It’s like a learned femininity. It’s very girly. But they didn’t want that. I thought, Well, how are you going to know? How can we remind the audience who I am? So on the show there are a lot of quick glimpses of me naked, wearing a prosthetic penis, which was horrifying. But I tried to get some of my own ideas in there. We did all of these different walks. I literally spent hours just sitting and moving my hands and walking to prepare.
Not everyone who is trans does these things. Trans* is not monolithic. We are legion;)
Trans women come from all walks of life and present ourselves in many different ways. Some of us present as very feminine and some of us present as very butch. Most of us fall somewhere in between.
This one does not appreciate being parodied in any way, even unintentionally by “well meaning” cis folk.
I don’t even know who Chloe Sevigny is, but telegantmess assures me that I have seen her in movies before.
The kicker is that I initially assumed that she was playing a trans man and I though she was wearing a binder.
Seriously, can we have a trans person playing a trans person in a major motion picture release.
I don’t even know where to start with how wrong this is.
Bold is mine.
No words for the amount of headdesk and facepalm this induces.
So… she tried to make herself look more masculine… to play a feminine character?
Yeah. Hollywood, don’t do that.
WHAT THE? Hang on, I’m very confused. She’s playing a trans woman? That’s not a binder? Prosthetic penis? Does anyone working on this have the slightest clue?
this is fucking weird. And disturbing
reblogged for trainwrecks.
Umm… yeah… fuck you Chloe.
AUUUUGH. Someone please take the toys away from the cis ppl. >.<
GO AWAY. STOP IT.
JUMP OFF A BRIDGE
OOH GOOD GOD
TW:Transphobia, Racism, Violence
Last summer, CeCe McDonald, a young African American transgender woman, was violently attacked in the heart of South Minneapolis. As she and several friends, also African American and queer or allied, were walking to the grocery store, a group of white adults standing outside of a bar started shouting racist and transphobic insults at them, calling the youth “faggots,” “niggers,” and “chicks with dicks”. Tragically, the violence did not stop there- one of the white adults slashed CeCe across the face with a broken bottle, cutting all the way through her cheek, and another of the attackers was fatally stabbed. Amazingly, in the aftermath of this racist and transphobic attack, the only person facing charges is CeCe McDonald- the victim. Michael Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney, has charged CeCe with two counts of second degree murder. Because of these charges, she has been unable to recover from the attack and prevented from continuing her studies at the Minneapolis Community Technical College. Considering that County Attorney Michael Freeman has dropped charges in similar situations this year and that he has advocated strongly for programs to keep kids in school, arguing “We all know that when kids miss school they don’t learn,” why is Michael Freeman ruthlessly going after this young student? We refuse to allow racism and transphobia, on Minnapolis streets or in Minneapolis courts. We support CeCe. We are waiting for County Attorney Michael Freeman to honor his committment, in his words “to serve all of our citizens with understanding, dignity, and respect” by dropping the charges against CeCe McDonald. (via Petition: FREE CECE: We’re Looking at You, Michael Freeman: Drop the Charges Against CeCe McDonald | Change.org)
Can anyone explain to me how if one person was fatally wounded, she can be charged with two counts of second degree murder? I’m genuinely confused and I generally understand charges dealing with homicides, but this doesn’t make sense to me?
I have no idea. I read this story from Racialicious, and it says one of the attackers was stabbed (this says so too), and I guess they died. But it doesn’t even say that CeCe did it. Even if she did, it would have clearly been self-defense.
So either way, this is bullshit.
Cecelia is a black grand trans woman
this is fucking important, guys.
[News reports on the murders of trans women are transmisogynist as they are rife with misgendering, using the wrong name, and stating the killers’ claims of what happened as if they were fact. I have rewritten the news report of the Christmas Eve death of a Kansas City trans woman,…
i think it’s time that we as queers started to ask ourselves, how am i implicated in transmisogyny? (and other forms of misogyny?) how does misogyny mediate my life, my identity, and the spaces i inhabit?
CeCe McDonald is a young African American transgender woman facing a “second degree murder” charge after an incident that began when she was violently attacked because of her gender and race.
DROP the charges and FREE CeCe!
Before her life was so unjustly interrupted, CeCe was a creative and energetic student studying fashion at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She had a stable home where she lived with and helped support four other African American youth, her family. CeCe’s family describes her as a leader, a role model, and a loyal friend. She is also known as a wise, out-spoken and welcoming person. Those closest to CeCe say she has a very cheerful disposition, as well as a history of handling prejudice with amazing grace.
On the morning of June 5th around 12:30, CeCe and four of her friends (all of them black) were on their way to Cub Foods to get some food. As they walked past Schooner’s Bar at 29th St. E. and 27th Ave. S., a man and two women (all of them white) began to yell epithets at them. They called CeCe and her friends faggots, niggers, chicks with dicks, and suggesting that CeCe was dressed as a woman in order to rape the man (whom we know to be Dean Schmitz).
As they were talking, one of the women started taking off her jacket. She smashed her drink into the side of CeCe’s face–lacerating her salivary gland and stinging her eyes with liquor. A fight ensued, with more people joining in. What happened during the fight is unclear, but within a few minutes Dean Schmitz had been stabbed. CeCe was later arrested.
For a month, CeCe was kept in solitary confinement “for her own protection”; she had no say in this matter. Finally, she was transferred to a psychiatric unit in the Public Safety Facility. It was nearly two months before she was taken back to a doctor to check up on the wound on her face, which had turned into a golfball-sized lump.
Later on, CeCe’s friends were harassed on the street by people they recognized from the scene of the fight. Individuals circled the block that CeCe’s friends were walking on and called them niggers and faggots and told them to go back to Africa. When they attempted to wave down a passing squad car for assistance, the officer driving the car said he would not help them.
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As well as People of Color, and the Working/Lower class. Feminism used to only include white cis middle class/wealthy women. It has since changed but there are serious issues within the movement today still.