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People have no idea how hard it is to date being transgender

satan-in-a-v-neck:

People see you as a fetish
Or
People see you as a freak
Or
They just don’t see you at all

« I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot, and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. »

- Actual quote from Ferguson “law enforcement” officer and 35-year police veteran, Dan Page. But hey, let’s keep focusing on all those unreasonable “looters and rioters” (via odinsblog)

officialannakendrick:

could you please put your crying kid on vibrate

And I’m at an airport with nothing but crying ass kids!

(Source: dutchster)

blastortoise:

it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad

(Source: blastortoise-chan)

livingonyourfloor asked: wow okay, i obviously have so much more to learn because i was only aware of a tiny portion of the transphobia and wow. i'm so sorry you have to put up with so much violence and fear and i wish i could help somehow and idk how to but i'm gonna start by sending as many positive vibes as possible your way. you're really an inspiration, ani <3

bayou-rolling-insane:

Things like this are usually shoved under the rug away from the public eye.  Trans women are enduring violence every day.  There’s specific radical feminist groups whose focus is to exterminate trans women (look up TERFs).  I’m pretty hyper-vigilant every second I’m out of my apartment or sig otter’s place.  I do benefit from white privilege though so I’m not in as quite a vulnerable position (One in eight TWOC (trans women of color) are murdered; whereas I have a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered…. the average person has about a one in 18,000 chance of being murdered.  And it’s important to mention that most transgender hate crimes are committed against trans women.  In examining reports of hate crimes against transgender people, researchers found that 98% of all “transgender” violence was perpetrated specifically against people in the male to-female spectrum.   And this is with the understanding that most crime is not reported or is misreported as anti-gay/lesbian incidents because the media loves to misgender us, use our wrong names even after we are murdered for being trans, and thus deny our identity.  According to Argentinian psychologist Graciela Balestra, “Transgender people have an average life expectancy of 30 to 32 years.”  “That is less than the average life expectancy during the time of Christ, and about how long people could expect to live during the Dark Ages.  Even during the time of the Black Death, a person—assuming, of course, that he or she wasn’t among the one in three who succumbed to the epidemic—could expect to live a couple of years longer than that." (http://transwomantimes.blogspot.com)  This is not even going over the rampant medical gatekeeping that almost every trans woman has to overcome or go around to get hormones safely administered.  Lots of us end up not being able to actually get prescriptions because we can’t afford doctors (HRT is expensive and so are appointments and insurance rarely covers these things even though they are lifesaving) so lots of us get hormones elsewhere without getting regular blood tests which is risky.  And some of us can’t actually afford medically necessary gender dysphoria reducing surgeries (these are also usually not covered by insurance based on an outdated “study” that said that gender affirming surgeries were not always beneficial, whereas recent more credible research has indicated that no more than 1% and probably less than .5% ever regret getting surgery which in other words: these surgeries have a higher success rate for trans woman than antidepressants and antipsychotics are for psychotic and majorly depressed people) so some trans women resort to self-castration, etc which can be deadly decisions.  Basically the world, although I am speaking specifically of the United States is incredibly explicitly and implicitly transmisogynistic and violent towards trans women and it constantly scares the shit out of me which has resulted in my having extreme anxiety when out in public and it sucks and I wish it were better but it isn’t.  This is the reality of the situation.  I don’t even feel safe enough to go to pride parades or southern decadence or anything anymore now that I am more visible in my transition and gender expression.  There’s not too much you or I can do about it other than educating other people because as you have just exemplified, most cis people have NO idea the extent to which we are oppressed and silenced and denied our humanity.  I appreciate your sending me positive vibes, though.  I definitely need it.  Thank you for being open to being educated - most people refuse to listen to our voices.  Most people just ignore us and further silence us.  I wish more people were as receptive as you are livingonyourfloor<3

samanticshift:

chasewoods:

The Events in Ferguson will one day make a great movie for white people to feel guilty about and give an academy award to

and the story will revolve around a white journalist who ultimately realizes that wow, we’re all human

dan-and-his-hormones:

Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops. 

I&#8217;m going in, I&#8217;m going in, and imma go hard and imma go hard! #houston #work

I’m going in, I’m going in, and imma go hard and imma go hard! #houston #work

« I’ll be ok. I just need time to be sad. »

- 10 word story  (via forebidden)

(Source: lettersstrungtogether7)

« I am not this hair,
I am not this skin,
I am the soul that lives within.
»

- Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi)

bayou-rolling-insane:

mila-the-benevolent said: Honestly I’ve just stopped watching television.

STORY OF MY LIFE