"What’s going on, Juan?"
“What’cha wearin’, Karin?”
“What’s new, Lou?”
“How’ve you been, Lin?”
“What’s new, Stu?”
“What’s the prob, Bob?”
“What’s the plan, Stan?”
“What are you lookin’ at, Matt?”
“So what do you know, Joe?”
“I can’t let you go, Bo.”
“Are you okay, Jay?”
“You’re so scary, Gary.”
“You need to quit, Whit.”
“You the man, Dan.”
“In a hurry, Murry?”
“Why so blue, Sue?”
“In a debate, Nate?”
“What the ‘eff, Jeff?!”
I use these all day, and even I’m getting sick of it.
my therapist taught me to start thinking of my anxiety as my panicky friend
woah woah woah *hands you a copy of the bible*
*signs it and hands it back* always nice to meet a fan
And here I thought arrogance only went up to level Hitler.
So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)
This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.
This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.
if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this
don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.
The answer to this problem is that “Caitlin” should change. The problem isn’t “people don’t trust me because I dress to look like a woman” the problem is that men are using the option of dressing like a woman to sneak in and rape. If you remove the excuse, you make it easier to spot the wolf in sheeps clothing.
It’s for “her benafit” anyway. But people are abusing that “benafit,” meaning it’s not trustworthy as a practice.
I don’t hate transgenders or crossdressers. But this is the obvious answer. They are a minority, so why should the majority change to compenciate for a visually confused lifestyle?
Hey astraltracks you completely missed the point. You know, the point that is the entirety of the first link — trans protections DO NOT cause an increase in rapes and men ARE NOT “abusing that benafit” as you put it. Here’s another article that also busts the myth that you’re blithely repeating: http://transblog.grieve-smith.com/2006/10/25/the-mythical-tranny-bathroom-stalkers/
The question isn’t about the safety of cis women vs. the rights of trans women — the question is between compassionate and fair laws based on years or even decades of experience (again, see links) that show that protecting trans women DOES NOT mean putting cis women in danger, vs. the prejudices of transphobes and the fearmongering influence they have over people who have never been told the facts. Look around at the notes this post has. By clinging to your prejudices instead of learning from the facts, you are part of a vanishingly small minority. By your own logic, that means the obvious answer is for you to change.
Well in all honesty, my opinion was based on the images themselves and a larger consideration of the situation.
It’s hard to take your word on such a thing, as most rapes aren’t even reported due to the feeling of shame and the person wanting to just move on and pretend it didn’t happen.
I’m all for fairness in law. But those posts didn’t come across as wanting fair laws to me. Just speaking out about wanted acceptance despite their appearance.
I had this idea once to write a story that focused on the romantic relationship of two people that were in the middle of an action film, say the likes of the avengers. It would be as if the camera man was like, “let’s just pay attention to this instead.”
Then I realized I had already seen Transformers…