so the last final i did in my last semester of college was for intro to women’s studies and it was a presentation on stuff we took away from the semester
what i took away was “y’all are bad at doin history”
also important to note, Janice Raymond is to be blamed for having trans health care removed as medically necessary in the States. Prior to that, GRS and/or HRT could be covered under insurance policies, but due to Raymond’s meddling,thousands of transgender USians are left w/out a means of paying for surgery or hormones.
and her thesis adviser was none other than noted transmisogynist mary daly
what a see you next tuesday
For those who say feminists are pro equality for everyone; feminists literally making life much worse for people with actual problems.
And you know what, I think that’s okay too.
Before surgery I didn’t consider my body male. I considered MYSELF male, but I felt like my body had betrayed me, that instead of being 100% male I had some parts that weren’t. And I own that. Some guys aren’t able to feel their body is 100% male until they have genital surgery and that narrative isn’t wrong, or less valid than the wave of pro-vagina propaganda that’s out there currently *cough* arielleishamming, ryancassata, skylarkeleven *cough*
It wasn’t because I was being misogynistic, or because I wasn’t trying hard enough to love myself, it was simply because I couldn’t feel like a normal man with a large part of me missing.
I almost feel like these “you don’t need bottom surgery to be a man” portrayals are saying that men who need it are the ones that are “less male” to be honest. Because while they’re saying that guys who manage to overcome that part of them are so strong and so brave, the implication is the ones that give in and get it are weak; that they just can’t love themselves enough, that they’re clinging on to a penis as being what makes a man.
I’d like to see the response to these videos if they were made about “boob pride” or “boy has breasts” for example, I imagine they’d be ripped to shreds. So why is it acceptable to tell guys that they’d be happier if they learned to love one part of themselves but not another?
oh god arielle has made another video
Did I have respect for Arielle? No.
Did I have respect for Skyler? Yeah, and that’s gone.
My 2 favourite parts - Arielle playing victim and thinking the real issue was trans men getting upset at her for what she said - which she saw as telling trans guys to love themselves and not their situation. DIdn’t come across that way.
And Skyler basically saying “I don’t find this word and using it to be upsetting, so I don’t get why other people feel that way.”
I can’t believe cis people will see videos like this and then have all these other misconceptions about my condition. They better not have the fucking nerve to make assumptions about my body, and then tell me to get over my dysphoria and just love my body because of these douchebags.
a few of my favorite arielle scarcella quotes taken from her facebook page.
that last comment though
So these are two cis women talking about how they have to “educate” trans men?
How I wish I still made videos. I’d crush this stupid bitch
I would pay to see that.
OMG Lino pls make a tumblr vid of it lol
reasons to date me:
- i’m single
Invented that banana smoothie that tastes like shit at this local fruit shop I go to sometimes. I tried that new smoothie last time I was there and I won’t be having it again. Waste of 5 bucks. Fuck Arielle.