if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands
When you’re a trans woman you are made to walk this very fine line, where if you act feminine you are accused of being a parody and if you act masculine, it is seen as a sign of your true male identity. And if you act sweet and demure, you’re accused of reinforcing patriarchal ideas of female passivity, but if you stand up for your own rights and make your voice heard, then you are dismissed as wielding male privilege and entitlement. We trans women are made to teeter on this tightrope, not because we are transsexuals, but because we are women. This is the same double bind that forces teenage girls to negotiate their way between virgin and whore, that forces female politicians and business women to be aggressive without being seen as a bitch, and to be feminine enough not to emasculate their alpha male colleagues, without being so girly as to undermine their own authority.
So recently (i.e. yesterday) I’ve realized that I have to stop binding regularly
Q:are you with a trans?
Before answering, I’d like to to emphasize that “trans” is not a noun, it’s an adjective (an identity)— so instead of “a trans”, a better way to phrase the question would have been “are you with a trans person”. :)
Yes, I am with a person who identifies as transgender! :)
(for more clarification, this is a nice resource!: http://www.glaad.org/transgender/trans101)
Thanks babe <3
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