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Dont ever gender me as shemale

A really really nasty tumblr reblogged a picture of me and it dont have a “message” or “ask” function. I want the picture out of there, they gendered me as “shemale” and “ladyboy” and its making me really fucking dysphoric. What should I do?

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Orange Is the New Black's Lea DeLaria Withdraws From MichFest



But she said she was going in the first place :V

There’s no way I’ll believe she didn’t know about that policy from the beginning. She probably just thought she wouldn’t get called out on attending.

And when she did she bowed out. There’s no way I’ll believe she’s not a transmisogynist.

The sad thing is. Five years ago she probably could have gotten away with going too. But having an icon like Laverne Cox working with you, it’s now hard to let that slide.

It’s even worse than all that.

From the linked article:

"After over 30 years of gay activism and as an out, proud member of the LGBTQ Community, I do not wish to be a party to infighting. We queers need to find a way to stop this fighting and work together towards our common goal. 

Both sides of the Michigan Women’s Music Festival dispute refuse to listen to each other. Due to their unyielding stance, I am withdrawing from the festival.

I truly look forward to the time when all LGBTQ stand as one. Perhaps then we can collectively laugh at how fucked up is it when I’M the voice of reason.”


Both sides refuse to listen to each other.

Voice of reason.

If you think people who wish to exclude trans women from women’s spaces (and use a bewildering variety of lies and distortions—including blaming trans women for the transgressive acts of trans men and others—to justify their stance) have a “side” that needs listening to, you are in fact siding with them against trans women.

Trying to find a mythical middle ground between outright bigotry and those marginalized by that bigotry does nothing to help the victims, while giving cover to the bigots.

Note that this is not even about one music festival. I’ve got no interest in going to MichFest. The whole thing is toxic ground to me. But there are trans women who were going there for years before this supposedly foundational philosophy started being enforced, and the way they were treated as strangers and invaders and intruders at a festival they had given time and money and work for should chill anyone.

The defenses people give for the exclusionary entrance policy are the same rationale used to exclude us from public accommodations and necessary services. If a concert that sells tickets to upwards of 10,000 attendants some syear can treat itself as basically being the same as a little private gathering among friends… that’s a pretty high threshold for the point where discrimination is “okay”, you know?

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This is not about personal preference. My feelings about the people on this list range from adoration to indifference to disgust. But none of these people had as positive reaction as Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o did. In fact, many of them actually have a higher percentage of “no” than “yes”. With the exception of Benedict Cumberbatch, Laverne Cox received more reactions than anybody else, AND she has one of the highest “yes” percentages of anybody on the voting list.

So what is the point of voting, if the results of the voting don’t matter? We were told to vote for who we believed should be on the list, we did, and two of the people who received the most affirmative votes were not included.

So what was the point? Did you include them in the voting as some sort of kick-back, or an attempt to placate their fans, without any intention of including them? You included Megyn Kelly in a list entitled “pioneers”, and yet Laverne Cox has done more pioneering for the rights and interests of trans women than Megyn Kelly has ever done. You included two men who run dictatorships and commit human right violations routinely, people in media who haven’t really done anything spectacular within their fields, two politicians who had overwhelmingly negative reactions and…the Koch brothers?

Perhaps you had other criteria for the title “influential”. Perhaps a trans woman who campaigns for the rights and awareness of issues relating to trans women (one of the most denigrated groups in the world) didn’t meet that standard. Perhaps being awarded several humanitarian-related awards and being the key note speaker at several events wasn’t enough. Perhaps a woman who dares to speak out about these issues at the risk of her very identity being derided and attacked, because she wants to make her community better and she wants to help young girls just like her accept themselves and grow up in a better world just wasn’t influential enough for you.

And I guess a young actress who swept the awards season isn’t what you would call influential. I guess a woman who took on an emotionally trying role in a film that highlighted the atrocities on our nation’s past wasn’t good enough. A dark skinned woman who has just been deemed the most beautiful woman in the world, bringing hope and happiness to millions of black girls and women who are often insulted because of their skin—that just didn’t quite meet the same standards as being in a few films in one year. 

Or maybe, just maybe, the accomplishments of these two women challenge societal norms too much. Maybe what they have done and what they stand for is too uncomfortable for your readership and your editor. Maybe you just think the people the Koch brothers and Rand Paul influence are more important than the people Laverne and Lupita influence.

And that is a damn shame.

Bullshit. All bullshit.

What a fucking joke

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I don’t want to speak out of line, and please, if you feel comfortable, correct me in any way you see fit.

But I feel like this is an iconic and important moment.


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