[My activism Tumblr can be found over at thatfeministqueer]
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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 27 years old, a feminist, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (FAAB trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), and dyadic.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Genderfluid, fat, Gray-A, neuroatypical, and queer.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dermatophagia, Dermatillomania, and Dyscalculia.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
Guys. Don’t tell other trans* people how to deal with their oppressors. If you don’t want to make or reblog jokes about cis people and their fuckery, that’s your choice. You’re not obligated to. But for some trans* people, this is a way of venting and reclaiming. So mind your own on this one.
So… would it be better to talk to my gyno or my PCP if I’m looking to get my chest reduced? Would one or the other be better?
“In examining reports of hate crimes against transgender people, researchers found that 98% of all “transgender” violence was perpetrated specifically against people in the male-to-female spectrum; of the 38 murders of transgender people reported internationally in 2003, 70% were women of color.” [x]
And if we inferred about the race distinction in violence against CAFAB trans people, based on the 70/30 rate in CAMAB trans people, it would look like this:
But the only ones I see people listening to about anti-trans violence are CAFAB trans people.
(1) Currah, P., & Minter, S. (2000). Transgender equality: A handbook for activists and policymakers. New York, NY: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and The National Center for Lesbian Rights.
(2) Goldberg, J. M. & White, C. (2004). Expanding our understanding of gendered violence: Violence against trans people and loved ones. Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence, 11, 21-25.
Using anything other than a person’s pronouns when talking about them is a seriously shitty thing to do no matter how much you hate them.
Just a reminder.