Transgender Awareness Week

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  1. CaneKnight

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    I've had it with these fucking Nazis. If people just started assaulting them in the streets they'd be way less gung ho with this bullshit. Of course, those fucking pigs (aka the people who are supposed to protect the general public but murder and steal from us like a fucking gang instead) would have their backs tho.
     
  2. glimmer

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    LMAO i’m cackling

    well, they’re definitely coming to chicago with me
     
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  3. Eric The Viking

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    You also seem to have lost a lot of weight. I always thought the introduction of estrogen would cause some weight gain. Good job, spike80df, I mean, glimmer

    Cheers to living the life you want to live!
     
  4. TC

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    <3
     
  5. BlazingRebel

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    Proud of you Missy
     
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  6. glimmer

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    i lost a bit of weight in between starting my transition and starting hormones. recently, it’s just been moving weight to my chest and hips. it’s ✨amazing✨
     
  7. Eric The Viking

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    Has to be cool to see the person you’ve always wanted to see, ‘taking shape’.
     
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  8. Name P. Redacted

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    Interesting read. Trans people really do bring a unique perspective on culture

     
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  9. glimmer

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    that was a really good read. and as someone who has experienced that but in reverse, it’s so spot on.

    one of my favorite parts of my life post-transition is the ability to not just feel, but fully express my entire range of emotions. there’s no expectation of stoicism and i’m free to cycle between bitch, manic pixie, and cry baby without worry. and that is entirely a social construct!

    men have all the exact same emotions but those come with an expectation that they should be “stronger” than their emotions. masculinity, especially as performed in the US, is toxic as fuck and is something our society needs to work past.

    burn down the white cis-het patriarchy and we can build something better from the ashes
     
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  10. Redav

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    Interesting. Never thought about that.

    I am not an especially emotional person but who knows what kind of weird shit I could be suppressing unknowingly
     
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  11. Daniel Ocean

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    I truly believe because of my mental health issues I’ve alway “felt” too much and often expressed those emotions outwardly more than most men. Because of that a few women I dated told me people asked them if I was gay. As a kid my dad would tell me not to show my emotions. When my grandma died I was told by my uncle that “men didn’t cry and to stop” I was 15. When my kids where born I told myself I’d teach them how to and “allow” them to feel what they wanted. To this day they say it’s a blessing and a curse because boy do those people show and express their emotions. My godson/ nephew told me the thing he admires the most and what he has learned from me is that being a man doesn’t mean hiding your emotions. Giving young men the “permission” to cry is a great gift.
     
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  13. glimmer

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    i straight up cannot use twitter anymore. it is overflowing with transphobia and actively detrimental to my mental health
     
  14. dblplay1212

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    Be selective in who you follow and never read the comments. Or just avoid it all together, which I normally do unless I search a specific topic.
     
  15. $P1

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    Never read the comments. Twitter, Facebook, local newspaper articles, anything.
     
  16. glimmer

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    the alabama senate is voting on HB 322 today which would make children use the boy/girl bathroom that corresponds with their "biological sex"

    it's going to pass, it won't get veto'd, and children are going to die because of it
     
  17. electronic

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    Fucking infuriating. If it weren’t terribly terribly terribly dangerous and unfair to trans men and women, it would be something to see all these bigots respond to trans men in the same restrooms as their daughters (even though their daughters are safer around a trans man than they are with a Republican man). This shit makes me white hot with anger.
     
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  18. Nandor the Relentless

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    How long until some woman/girl gets raped by a person in the women’s bathroom that’s transition to a man? Or a person transition to a woman raped a boy in the men’s bathroom? I mean that’s one of the arguments they use.
     
  19. electronic

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    This is a bad justification.
     
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  20. Truman

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    I understand this is a well meaning retort to their bullshit, but this is really ignorant.

    1) It concedes they have a good point. They do not
    2. The notion that a rapist will not commit a crime because of a sign or word on the door that says he's not allowed in there is right wing galaxy brain shit.
     
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  22. Daniel Ocean

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    why are you posting this? Women are more in danger from cis hetero men than they are from trans men or women
     
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  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    I’m just turning the stupid Republican “logic” against themselves
     
  24. wes tegg

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    By insinuating that trans people could sexually assault cis people because they are forced to go to the wrong bathroom? Take a lap, Shawn.
     
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  25. i am a bammer

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    Stop halfway on your lap and exit the track please
     
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  26. Truman

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    Shawn. I gave you a very easy out. All you had to say was “yeah that was dumb, my bad”. Instead you doubled down.

    :cmonson:
     
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  27. Daniel Ocean

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    i have no idea how you think you did this.
     
  28. glimmer

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    i’ll try to mine something useful from what i feel is the intent there

    transmisogyny is absolutely a thing. our patriarchal society is geared towards controlling (conservatives would probably say “protecting”) women whether they’re cis or trans. this leads the general erasure of trans men in public discourse.

    conservatives never consider that their bathroom bills would send burly, bearded and tattooed men into the bathroom with their daughters and wives just because they were assigned female at birth.
     
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  29. glimmer

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    also, it’s more likely a trans person is the victim of sexual assault than the perpetrator.

    i was woman publicly for less than a year before it happened to me. and unfortunately every woman i’ve talked to has their own stories. disregard for women is so deeply ingrained in our society. it’s fucked
     
  30. Redav

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    Until the me too stuff I never really put together how common it is. I had heard my wife's stories about guys doing inappropriate shit and my mom talked about a weird dude on my dad's side of the family but never like globally realized it was a problem for like every woman
     
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  31. Tommy Jefferson

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    this is it.

    What do these lawmakers thinks occurs now? Is anyone checking genitals or birth certificates at restroom doors? Of course not. Are there trans people using restrooms with absolutely zero issue now? Of course they are. These laws are going to create awkward/sad/dangerous problems when there is nothing that needs fixed.
     
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  32. Redav

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    That was the problem with those bills. There was no way to enforce it
     
  33. Daniel Ocean

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    It’s incredibly fucked up and far too common. Sadly the boys will be boys predator mentality has been accepted for far too long. I’m not going to get into it too much but that shit hit close to home not too long ago.
     
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  34. timo

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    getting really ugly in the Deep South
     
  35. glimmer

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    i’m in literal tears. i’m so glad i’m moving but i feel so fucking bad for these kids who are being terrorized for no good reason
     
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  36. BlazingRebel

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    Fuck this god damn country and this state this is not a fucking church.
     
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  37. glimmer

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    The restrictions in Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee are part of a national trend over the past several years of states’ shifting their focus from limiting gay rights to limiting trans rights. The number of bills to restrict gender-affirming health care for transgender youths has grown from one in 2018 to 36 this year, according to an analysis by NBC News. Bills seeking to limit transgender sports participation have grown from zero in 2018 to 58 this year.
     
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  38. glimmer

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    the state is trying to erase us
     
  39. i am a bammer

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    this has historically been pretty ineffective in the long-run, but I understand that doesn't make the short term any better.
     
  40. BlazingRebel

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    Hurts my soul that you have to move away from your home state because you don't feel safe because of who you are.
     
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  41. electronic

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    Fixed for accuracy.
     
  42. Redav

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    I think yeah they'll be short term losses that will suck but I think the bolder is moving down the hill at this point and more wide acceptance is on the way in the future.
     
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  43. BlazingRebel

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    thank you :beerchug:
     
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  44. electronic

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    To be fair, there aren’t many places that are appropriately safe because we live in hell. Hopefully there’s a reckoning to this godawful trend very soon.
     
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  45. BlazingRebel

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    We can only hope man this world is hell for the most part.
     
  46. Can I Spliff it

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  47. Truman

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    I feel like something is going over my head. I see the rainbow and the trans flag. Is that from something or just some weird pixilated art im not cool enough to know about.
     
  48. The union jack flag is being overtaken by trans and gay pride flags. (JK Rowling is British) ((She is a transphobe))
     
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  49. Truman

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    I get all that.
     
  50. Eric The Viking

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    Can someone allow me to be lazy and give me a synopsis of what JK Rowling did?