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wanna know what’s funny about transgender jokes?

Chicks with dicks, dudes with boobs?
No.
That’s not the funny part.

The funniest part is

The fact we get up in the morning and get too scared to look in the mirror in case we get overwhelmed with dysphoria, OBSESSED with looking like the gender we are inside but irritated because we feel like we can’t, to the point where we hide from our own reflection.
The fact that we barely want to leave our house sometimes because we don’t want to answer the daily pestering questions. “Are you a boy or a girl?”
The fact that needing to use to the bathroom in a public place is like waking a sleeping dog.
The fact that we have to be ashamed of our own natural bodies and wonder why a God would ever do this to us.
The fact that your options are: coming out and swearing that you were born with the same sex as your gender, or locking it away and not telling a soul.
The fact that we have to hide from the world, one way or another, because people aren’t ready for the “diversity” we bring.
The fact that my friend thought ‘transgender’ meant I was born with no genitals.
The fact that I am notorious in my town, and I can’t walk out the door without being asked why I want to be a boy if I’m really a girl? Why I don’t just identify as lesbian and move on.
The fact that shower time equals to “put a towel over the mirror just so you don’t have to look at yourself” time.

The fact that sometimes, I feel okay. Sometimes I accept that my body is my body. That I was born like this. 
Sometimes I can respect myself, because I know that one day, I’ll become who I need to be. 
There’ll be no more questions. 
No more insults. 
No more misunderstanding. 
No more mis-pronoun-ing. 
No more suicidal thoughts. 
No more self loathing. 
No more of people looking at me like I’m some sort of freak. 
No more complicated relationships with people who can’t help putting someone’s body before their everything else. 
No more cutting. 
No more worries.

But as the day progresses, I remember that people already do look at me differently.
I remember that, if I ever fall in love, I’ll have to find someone who doesn’t care that I don’t have the “parts” to be a man- someone who can understand that I AM TWICE THE MAN as the guy who just told me that I’ll never be one, so why don’t I just give up?
I remember that I’ll never have kids of my own. 
I remember that having a sexual relationship will be near impossible for years to come. 
I remember that I’m too weak and feminine to fight. 
I remember that I am still my birth-name to every register I’m in.
I remember that I look twelve years old and I will still look twelve years old when I am 19.
I remember that I am PATHETIC without my masculinity. 
I remember that people will never understand how worthless I feel- how much i’d rather be anyone else.

wanna know what’s funny about transgender jokes?

Nothing.

"Trans Jokes"- Cody Woods (via immakinggingerbreadcookies)
thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
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thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
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thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
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thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
Zoom Info
thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
Zoom Info
thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
Zoom Info
thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
Zoom Info
thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters
Zoom Info

thehumorousace:

harleyspook:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.
Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

HE’S WEARING AN ACE RING AS A NECKLACE HOW C U T E

i’m 80% sure i’ve reblogged this before but it is the only thing that matters

queerpunkhamlet:

recoveringsjw:

sidneyia:

god-senpai:

queerpunkhamlet:

cis people aren’t allowed to edit my papers anymore

"WHAAATT? I HAVE TO EXPLAIN MY WORK??? IN MY OWN PAPER??? WHAT THE FUUUCK??"

It’s not my job to educate you, teacher. 

I’m betting one hundred bucks that this is a comment about a really badly written essay and not someone being actively transphobic.

well, you’re about to owe me one hundred bucks.
this is not the first time i mentioned privilege in the paper. or cisgender. this paper was written on my personal experiences with being trans, and the difficulties i’ve faced because of it, and the difficulties that cisgender people with otherwise comparable lives have not faced.
the terms privilege and cisgender had both been thoroughly elaborated on in this paper.
this paper was written for a women’s studies class, on gender analysis, in which both privilege and cisgender privilege in particular had been explained, elaborated upon, and discussed by the professor.
the comment was not by the professor, it was by a cis classmate during a peer review.
the words cisgender and privilege are both in scare quotes (in case you can’t google that or don’t know what it means or want to deny their existence, scare quotes is when you put a word or phrase in quotation marks to make it seem less real — the textual version of sarcastically making air quotes with your fingers)
another edit, by the same editor, involved asking me what my birth name was. i’m sure you don’t need to be told that that’s transphobic.
i spoke to the professor about this edit, and he agreed with me that the comment (and the way it was phrased) was out of line. in fact, he thought it was so out of line that he led a workshop for the class on how not to be disrespectful assholes to trans people (say, by asking for their birth name, or telling them they’re wrong or oversensitive about transphobia).
i got a 99% on the essay — WITHOUT changing anything the edit asked for.
the professor liked my essay so much that he asked to keep it as an EXAMPLE for future classes
bonus: if your reaction to seeing gross transphobic things is “well it’s probably the trans person’s fault”, then you’re gross and transphobic and i hope you don’t know any trans people IRL for their sake
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queerpunkhamlet:

recoveringsjw:

sidneyia:

god-senpai:

queerpunkhamlet:

cis people aren’t allowed to edit my papers anymore

"WHAAATT? I HAVE TO EXPLAIN MY WORK??? IN MY OWN PAPER??? WHAT THE FUUUCK??"

It’s not my job to educate you, teacher.

I’m betting one hundred bucks that this is a comment about a really badly written essay and not someone being actively transphobic.

well, you’re about to owe me one hundred bucks.

  1. this is not the first time i mentioned privilege in the paper. or cisgender. this paper was written on my personal experiences with being trans, and the difficulties i’ve faced because of it, and the difficulties that cisgender people with otherwise comparable lives have not faced.
  2. the terms privilege and cisgender had both been thoroughly elaborated on in this paper.
  3. this paper was written for a women’s studies class, on gender analysis, in which both privilege and cisgender privilege in particular had been explained, elaborated upon, and discussed by the professor.
  4. the comment was not by the professor, it was by a cis classmate during a peer review.
  5. the words cisgender and privilege are both in scare quotes (in case you can’t google that or don’t know what it means or want to deny their existence, scare quotes is when you put a word or phrase in quotation marks to make it seem less real — the textual version of sarcastically making air quotes with your fingers)
  6. another edit, by the same editor, involved asking me what my birth name was. i’m sure you don’t need to be told that that’s transphobic.
  7. i spoke to the professor about this edit, and he agreed with me that the comment (and the way it was phrased) was out of line. in fact, he thought it was so out of line that he led a workshop for the class on how not to be disrespectful assholes to trans people (say, by asking for their birth name, or telling them they’re wrong or oversensitive about transphobia).
  8. i got a 99% on the essay — WITHOUT changing anything the edit asked for.
  9. the professor liked my essay so much that he asked to keep it as an EXAMPLE for future classes

bonus: if your reaction to seeing gross transphobic things is “well it’s probably the trans person’s fault”, then you’re gross and transphobic and i hope you don’t know any trans people IRL for their sake

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