1. 19:35 26th Aug 2014

    Notes: 4013

    Reblogged from candidlycara

    Tags: signal boosttransmisogyny

    Now, a young transwoman sits, 26 years old, detained in the Cook County Jail, facing 10 years imprisonment for 1st degree attempted murder. Her crime? Self-defense.
     
  2. 19:38 23rd Aug 2014

    Notes: 107

    Reblogged from urnotmeme

    Tags: transmisogyny

    (Source: projectqueer)

     
  3. sunshien:

    glutenfreevodka:

    wdya:

    Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

    That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

    The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

    The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

    The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

    Spread this like wildfire.

    (articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

    Oh my god

    i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:

    (source)

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    this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.

     
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    jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

    jcoleknowsbest:

    thebigblackwolfe:

    The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

    In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

     
  5. immigrantgirls:

    i dont think some feminist artists have figured out that using a picture of the uterus to symbolize “grrrl power” is a microaggresion and excludes trans folk so let this be a public service announcement. 

     
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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.

     
  9. 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.

     
  10. 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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