it is illegal to be gay in 76 countries
it is illegal to be gay in 76 countries
it is illegal to be myself in 76 countries
that’s about 39% of all the countries in the world
gay marriage is legal in about .07% of countries
don’t fucking talk to me about straight pride ever again
its all “WOW AMAZING HOW BRAVE” when a cis dude dresses up in girl clothes but if a trans* boy wears a dress or even a croptop or tanktop then hes suddenly “not a boy” and “no one can take him seriously” because he “dresses like a girl” lmao fuck off before i shove my entire leg down your throat
“Transgender people have a 1-in-12 chance of being murdered, compared to the 1-in-18,000 chance faced by average Americans (Human Rights Campaign, 2009).”
just let that sink in for a second.
Fuck everything about the HRC.
"Average" means they wanted to put "normal" but couldn’t because that would be too obvious.
Russia have just passed a unanimous vote to make it illegal to tell young children that gay people exist, or that homosexuals are on the same level as heterosexuals. The law is so openly worded that it could be considered illegal to offer gay individuals couselling or safe sex advice. Braking of the law could end up a fine, jail time or immediate deportation to foreigners. (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/russia-poised-to-pass-bill-making-it-illegal-to-tell-children-gay-people-exist/politics/2013/06/11/68483)
Greece have just deemed transgendered people to be ‘undesirables’ on their streets. For the last week they have raided the streets of Thessaloniki, Greeces second largest city, and have been rounding up TG people and arresting them. Everyone arrested has their details taken down and are detained for several hours before being released on the warning that they must ‘return to normal’ or they will be arrested for public indecency. (http://www.2ndcouncilhouse.co.uk/blog/2013/06/05/and-then-they-came-for-the-trans-people/)
While this generation is usually not something to rave about, we are still supposed to be in that stage of movement, of beginning to accept people for who they are, rather than what we expect them to be.
Who gives anyone the right to decide that they are better than someone else?
Why are we going backwards….
Because ignorance breeds ignorance.
Oh jeez, I knew about Russia but not Greece. Wow.
- if i don't shave my legs or pits: "oooooh badass feminist!!! ooooh fight the power!!! how cool"
- if a trans* woman doesn't shave her legs or pits: "ew gross that's just a hairy man in girl's clothes ew"
- if i don't wear makeup: "oooooooh natural beauty!!!! ooooohhhhh confidence!!!!!"
- if a trans* woman doesn't wear makeup: "ew gross if you're so hellbent on being a woman at least try to look like one ew"
- if i dress in androgynous clothing: "wow badass oh man so edgy wow rlly hot wow fighting gender roles!!!!!!!'
- if a trans* woman dresses in androgynous clothing: "ew if yr a woman why don't you dress like one hahahaha wow yr like 1000000 lightyears away from passing how gross"
- if i dress super femme: "whoa so cute so pretty omg wow yr so gorgeous"
- if a trans* woman dresses super femme: "ew yr totally upholding gender roles gross yr like a parody of a woman ew how stereotypical and awful"
[TRIGGER WARNING FOR CISSEXISM]
They reblogged this picture and added a caption that said “this is a safe space for both sexes and all body types.”
Shortly afterward, they received an anonymous message:
It says “Before anyone gives you shit, you should probably change it to “all genders” instead of “both sexes.” Love this blog <3.”
To which FYBC replied: “Except that both sexes covers it. Thanks for following.”
When further questioned about their cissexism:
They were asked ““both sexes covers it.” So you don’t accept transsexual or intersex bodies or anything in between? Huh.”
FYBC replied: “As I have explained already to one person.
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Sex is biological, gender is social (predominantly). And intersexuality is not only so rare that it becomes insignificant for science purposes, but intersex people present female. Therefore, both sexes. Don’t get so worked up over something so insignificant, it’s the internet, man.”
Then, FYBC made another mistake. They’re on a roll, so why not, right?
They admitted that their blog is not meant to be intersectional, that they shouldn’t accept criticism because it’s technically a “personal blog” even though her personal blog is actually this one, she also calls people who don’t fit in the gender and sex binaries “abnormal” and follows up by saying that she’s willing to help anyone, even if they’re a “muppet,” which is clearly another way in which she is shaming and dehumanizing people who don’t fit in normative gender and sex binaries.
I’ve never liked their blog because they don’t seem to be a safe space for fat people and they’re okay with promoting weight loss “progress” posts. They also have a really gross link to another tumblr on their sidebar for a blog called “gentlemen prefer curves” - as if anyone should give a fuck what men prefer when this blog is supposedly trying to instill confidence in people of all body types. These are just a few reasons to add them to a list of shitty blogs.
Signal boost, spread the word, protect yourselves.