So I’m being told I’m misgendering an ftm person because I don’t use their preferred pronoun which is them/they. That’s bad grammar and as a grammar nazi I’m getting pissed off.
Hey, asshole? Check yourself.
It looks like someone doesn’t care much about grammar, being a decent person, or making a turkey of themselves for the entire internet.
* Asterisk Uses You Should Know *
Sam from It’s Pronounced Metrosexual weighs in on the use of the asterisk in Trans*
Somebody asked me about this the other day and I can’t remember who it was, but this explains it better than I could so here ya go 😀
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again:
naoto really seemed like a trans narrative (especially during the shadow fight) with an uncertain ftm kid who wasn’t sure about his identity because of the circumstances in his life kind of pushing him into performing one particular way.
and then atlus was like WHOOPS NO LOL THAT WOULD BE ~TOO EDGY~ NAOTO WAS A GIRL ALL ALONG WHO WAS JUST A BIT UNCERTAIN AND WAS FORCED TO CROSSDRESS! and now TEEHEE SHE’S GOT LONG HAIR AND DOESN’T BIND ANYMORE SHE’S A REAL GIRL!
and if you think i should be satisfied by that narrative, i want to ask you why? when it’s seriously been done a million goddamn times before do i need to pull out examples because i can
Walking While Trans*: Law Enforecement & Trans* Latinas
“They are abusive, offensive and without respect.”
“They say they are going to protect us but they don’t. They treat us differently and call us crazy and say that we all have AIDS.”
“When they see us, they abuse their power.”
“They make fun of us and discriminate against us, especially if we are illegal.”
These are the words of several Latina trans* women in Los Angeles, from the recently published report, “Interactions of Latina Transgender Women with Law Enforcement.” The report was developed by BIENESTAR—a non-profit LGBTQ social service organization—and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, funded by The Williams Institute.
The trans* community has a long and complex history with law enforcement. In the trans* community, we teach ourselves to look out for and take care of each other, because most of the time the police is not on our side. The words of these women and the statistics in this study show what most in the Latin@ trans* community already knew: “the data reveal a history of negative interactions with law enforcement on the part of a large number of Latina transgender women.”
[Submitted by kararikue]