"saying it’s a medical condition is disgusting! It’s so much much deeper than that!"
this just in, medical conditions are gross
"it’s NOT a medical condition, you’re making it sound like cancer, something you can cure and treat!"
because trans people don’t want to be treated for their dysphoria…?
why is it that social justice warriors can’t insult people without using the words scum, trash, garbage, pissbaby, or resorting to suicide encouragement when an argument isn’t going the way they want it to
The Game Cube can be hit with a sledgehammer and work just fine. The Nintendo DS was specifically designed to be able to survive a 1.5 meter (five foot) drop onto solid concrete without breaking, and one of the company’s bigwigs wouldn’t let it go past the design phase until the design team could guarantee it could survive the drop at least 10 times. In fact, Nintendo products have such a reputation for being impossible to break through normal means that they spawned the term “Nintendium”—an all-purpose phrase given to pieces of technology that survive extreme punishment. For example, take the Gulf War Game Boy, an original Game Boy console that survived having a freaking bomb dropped on it.
Nintendo never advertises their products as being durable, they don’t brag about their Game Boys being bomb-proof or their consoles being tough enough to survive being hit by a car. They just expect their customers to be human and include features to prepare for that humanity. While other companies decide that they’re nice by including a cover to protect the screen of the $600 phone you just bought in case you drop it, Nintendo just builds a device that can survive being dropped in the first place and doesn’t make a big deal about it. Because that’s how a real company does business.
what the hell are truscum and why are they important
a truscum is any individual who believes that being trans is not a choice, the only requirement is that you must experience sex dysphoria (not to be confused with self hate or dysmorphia.)
being trans is a medical condition, dysphoria is the symptom. hormones and transitioning alleviate the condition.
(also not to be confused with mental illness. That’s not what it is.)
You are not trans unless you experience dysphoria.
i am 90% girl and 10% hot cheetos
my pronouns are cheeto/cheetos/cheetoself
if u dont agree ur trash
Trigger warning for talk about sex characteristics, genitals and gendered / ‘cissexist’ language. Don’t read this if you’re sensitive about these subjects. REALLY.
This text post uses female examples because I’m a trans man.
Cissexism: refers to the assumptions that, due to human sexual differentiation, one’s gender as either a man or a woman is determined solely by a "biological" sex of male or female respectively, and that trans people are inferior to cis people.
Whenever I see a discussion about cissexism, it always come down to how females shouldn’t be called females and the same goes for males not being called males, and that there should be more than just two sexes.
The reasoning behind this: there are so many variations in the human body that you can’t just designate one as a female and another as male. Examples: a female who has high testosterone levels, a non-functional uterus, or genitalia that looks a bit different. In general, however, people can accurately be described as female and male. The doctor just looks at your genitalia quickly to assign you a sex + gender (Not addressing intersex here because I don’t want to speak over intersex people).
I think it’s a bit silly to have to call a female something else just because the testosterone levels are higher than usual in females for example. Yes, there are many variations, but there are also many characteristics that are shared in a sex. It feels a bit like saying a woman isn’t a real woman if she doesn’t like stereotypical woman things.
There are parts that are labelled as male or female. Even in other creatures that don’t have separate sexes, certain parts are still labelled as male or female. The vagina is female, the penis is male, but what about trans people?
Sex doesn’t determine gender. This is a very popular saying in trans communities. So, just because you have female body parts, doesn’t mean you’re automatically a woman. See the difference? Female being used for the sex of the body, woman being used to indicate gender. Currently, it’s estimated that 0,2% (seen some figures as high as 3%) of the world is transsexual, so for most people the initial assumption of female = woman and male = man would be correct. But it’s cissexist to say ALL females are women and ALL males are men.
When someone says a vagina is a female organ, they’re not saying that someone is a woman. It would be cissexist to say that someone who has a vagina is always a woman. Just because someone has female parts, doesn’t mean that they can’t have the gender identity of a man or a non-binary identity.
If you believe sex =/= gender, then you should know that female parts don’t always equal woman.
Gender dysphoria and cissexism
This is one of the most dangerous things I’ve seen: equating gender dysphoria to internalized cissexism. People who say this basically say: transgender people who transition only do this because society tells them to. This isn’t true.
Gender dysphoria is a feeling of missing something, or seeing something you don’t expect to see and feeling confused, or (extremely) detached / distressed as a result. What you see doesn’t align with what your brain ‘sees’ (there are more ways to experience gender dysphoria btw).
People who transition do so because they need it, not because they were told to.
Labeling people’s bodies
Please don’t label (trans) people! Many trans people feel extremely uncomfortable being labelled as female or male or any sex at all (depending on what kind of trans person they are). It can trigger gender dysphoria badly, because it reminds them of how their bodies are different.
A coping mechanism many trans people use is to label their body parts differently, something personal that’s comforting and reduces dysphoria. Something like a nickname can work because it removes the connection to a specific sex. There are more ways to cope, though!
When talking about trans people, please avoid using vagina or penis, or female- or male-bodied. I wouldn’t know why you’d be talking about this, but yeah. Don’t ask a trans person what genitals they have either, it’s rude.
Here’s a pretty image showing results by a survey done by chaseross.
The names for genitalia aren’t necessarily triggering in all situations but they can be if you use it to describe a person’s personal body. You’re reminding someone of their personal situation in this case.
Cissexism: ‘you have a vagina so you are a woman’
Cissexism: ‘all females are women’
Not cissexism: ‘a vagina is a female organ’
Female and male decribe sex.
Woman and man describe gender.
Sex doesn’t determine gender.
I am a cisgender female. I’m also truscum.
Why should I care so much about the definition of trans if I am cis, you ask?
Because I have real-world trans friends and I want to do what I can to help them. This is all I can really do.
Because I think education is vital.
Because I used to identify as genderfluid until I looked at myself and realized I was just gender non-conforming.
And there is nothing wrong with being gender non-conforming.
There is nothing wrong with being cis. (99% of people are cis. Even on tumblr.)
Gender roles are NOT gender.
There is no such thing as feeling like a boy or feeling like a girl. Genders don’t come with feelings. Gender roles do.
YOU MUST HAVE DYSPHORIA TO BE TRANS.
Sex dysphoria is a serious medical condition, the treatment being hormones and surgery, and it is appropriation and trivialization to insist that one can be trans and not dysphoric.
The more cis people pretend to be trans and insist that dysphoria is not necessary to be trans and that say surgery and hormones are unnecessary the harder it will be for trans people to get medical treatment.
Claiming that being trans is a choice and not a medical condition is the same argument that transphobic people use to bar trans people from getting proper health care.
YOU MUST HAVE DYSPHORIA TO BE TRANS.
I understand how easy it is to be swept away by the need to be special, especially as a young person. But please don’t let your need to be different infringe on other people’s access to life or death treatment.
I’m also a non-conconforming cis female who used to ID as genderqueer before realizing it was a load of crap. Welcome!!
A not at all definitive list of people who wish death/violence against trans people or who actively try and trigger dysphoria. Stay safe! Feel free to reblog and add names or send me an anon ask to add a name to the main list.
Taleth (also outs people)