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    transascendant:

really pleased to see my cis feminist friends and tweeters standing up against this transphobic crap from petticoatfair, and participating in the public shaming.  Transgender women are women, and deserve to shop in peace, and to have access to a good fitting, especially since we’re likely to have unusual/non-standard sizes, which is what this place supposedly excels at. 
And, reading their non-apology, it’s clear that this poisonous attitude extends to women who’ve had mastectomies as well, wtf.

    transascendant:

    really pleased to see my cis feminist friends and tweeters standing up against this transphobic crap from petticoatfair, and participating in the public shaming.  Transgender women are women, and deserve to shop in peace, and to have access to a good fitting, especially since we’re likely to have unusual/non-standard sizes, which is what this place supposedly excels at. 

    And, reading their non-apology, it’s clear that this poisonous attitude extends to women who’ve had mastectomies as well, wtf.

     
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    notyourexrotic:

Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM960 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.
Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.
As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.
Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com . (I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)
For more information, email them at justiceforsisters@gmail.com (note the lack of “pp.”).
Context: Trans women in Malaysia recently filed a groundbreaking court case asserting their civil rights.
From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans people and their supporters. Please pass the word!

    notyourexrotic:

    Last Sunday, 17 trans women were arrested in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia were arrested at a local wedding simply for being trans. 16 of them were fined RM960 (296.55 USD) and sentenced to prison for 7 days. If they do not pay up the fine after 7 days they will be sentenced to prison for 6 months. One of the 17 was underage so she was let go, but she is now required to report to the Religious Department once a month for a year.

    Justice for Sisters, a support and advocacy group for the rights of trans women in Malaysia, managed to secure a syariah-court lawyer to held these women appeal their sentences. The lawyer advised them to prepare RM1,500 (468.24 USD) per person as it is apparently a common practice for the court to ask for more money from detainees who appeal their sentences.

    As their Malaysian ICs all say “male”, if imprisoned, they will be sent to men’s prison and treated as male prisoners - including shaved heads and lack of access to hormones.

    Justice for Sisters is currently fundraising RM24,000 (7491.81 USD) and needs the money immediately. They are accepting PayPal donations at pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com(I created the PayPal link - if that doesn’t work just manually put in pp.justiceforsisters@gmail.com in the PayPal Send To address. Note the “PP.”!)

    For more information, email them at justiceforsisters@gmail.com (note the lack of “pp.”).

    Context: Trans women in Malaysia recently filed a groundbreaking court case asserting their civil rights.

    From I AM YOU: Be A Trans Ally, a Malaysian social media campaign for trans people and their supporters. Please pass the word!

     
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    janetmock:

Today, I spent my time writing a letter to Jane Doe, the 16-year-old trans girl who has spent 52 days in an adult prison. If you don’t know her story, I hope this letter moves you to learn more about her case, about her life, about her resilience. 
And I’m serious: I will take her prom dress shopping someday.

    janetmock:

    Today, I spent my time writing a letter to Jane Doe, the 16-year-old trans girl who has spent 52 days in an adult prison. If you don’t know her story, I hope this letter moves you to learn more about her case, about her life, about her resilience. 

    And I’m serious: I will take her prom dress shopping someday.

     
  4. The Problem Of Megan Wallaby (or: The Email I Am Sending Her Creators)

    kiriamaya:

    andthefairycourtshallride:

    Hi, Night Vale.

    It kind of terrifies me to be writing this, and I’m only even bothering to do so because I’ve thought so much of what you’ve done previously. Canon queer relationship! Racists are unequivocally said to be assholes!
    And that’s why I’m so disappointed right now.
    I was late listening to The Deft Bowman - life got in the way and I didn’t manage to get around to it until just now.
    And I was absolutely horrified by the plotline with Megan Wallaby in the episode.
    It was bad enough that you’ve continually described her previous body as a man’s hand, when it belongs to a young girl and therefore isn’t a man’s anything.
    But the depiction of her with her new, surgically gained body as monstrous and dangerous is absolutely inexcusable. 
    You have made a character, however accidentally, who is basically a conglomeration of terrible stereotypes of trans women.
    She has a “man’s body”. She’s too big, too strong, she’s dangerous. She’s frightening, she doesn’t move right.
    Now, I’m not trans. Which is what makes me feel safe enough to speak out on this issue. (Though it is, I admit, an issue close to my heart - I have many trans loved ones who are very dear to me.) But the more I think about your treatment of her narrative, the sicker I feel. I’ve really admired the way you dealt with other issues, and I love your show - I don’t even normally listen to podcasts, so it’s a huge exception for me. I’ve written fic. I’ve bought merchandise. I run a fan blog.
    But in absence of some kind of apology or fix or SOMETHING about this absolutely horrifying subplot, I will no longer be willing to give you my money or my time.
    I am not willing to support things that hurt the people I love. And what you have written is harmful. You are perpetuating the harm that the world does to an already vulnerable population. And I am so, so disappointed.
    Thank you for your time,
    [Name]
    Mention: happierman

    Thank you. I wanted to say something but I was scared.

     
  5. A PSA to cis women

    intothekawoosh:

    when trans women call you out on being transmisogynist, don’t hide and tell us “blame the patriarchy, not other women, we’re fighting together”

    If a trans woman is calling you out on being transmisogynist, it’s probably because you’re being transmisogynist, which cis women are, surprise surprise, capable of being. Fucking apologize and stop making shitty excuses.

    wait hold up, people actually… respond like that…? why? i’m confused, reasons under readmore so i don’t clog up your post

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  6. thesavagesalad:

    PSA post to my fellow feminists

    trans*women can’t appropriate a woman’s identity

    why?

    because they are women.

    Maybe this needs repeating- but being a woman transcends your genitalia or your chromosomes. Being a woman is how you identify. That’s it. That’s all it takes to identify as a woman. If you know in your heart of hearts that you are a woman- that’s all it is.

    So don’t be that douche bag that has the audacity to degrade a trans woman or demand her to prove her womanhood. She owes you no explanation. 

    Now if you really are a feminist, you will defend her existence to the death and ensure that she always has a safe space and voice with in the movement.