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"what the hell is that!?"
i wanted to turn around,
tell him that i got this dress on sale
& i got this body for free
but you have been making me pay for both
You can’t use a word that’s explicitly a gendered term - literally the word ‘man’ or ‘brother’ in an ungendered way. It would be like me cooking a meal and saying that I use dairy milk in a vegan way - no matter how I say I’m using it, it’s still gonna make people sensitive to it sick.”
We’re non-passing. As trans women, we are told that to gain acceptance, we have to pass for cisgender. We have to be invisible. We have to be indistinguishable from someone who was born a woman... When the media portray non-passing trans women, it’s usually non-trans men who play them. Male actors win awards for their courage in playing trans women. In truth, they’re just reflecting back at the world what the world assumes trans women are. We’re not women. We’re just men in dresses. The media wrongly depicts us as makeup-obsessed little boys who made a choice one day to become women. We’re never just women who happen to possess some untraditionally feminine attributes.”
Here’s to women like me.”
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