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‎"Not only do these 'transexual-as-assimilationist' accusations blatantly dismiss transsexual perspectives, but they are also unabashedly cissexist in other ways. They erase the existence of the many transsexuals who are unrelenting feminist and queer activists,and hold those transsexuals who do identify as heterosexual feminine women and masculine men more accountable for gender-based oppression than the overwhelming majority of cissexual people who identify the same way."

[also? seriously one of your interests is gender and you've never heard the term cis* before? wth?]

‎"Because these scholars have not had to live with the
reality of gender dissonance, they are afforded the luxury of intellectualizing
away subconscious sex, thus allowing them to project their own interests or
biases onto trans people."

"However many of these same cissexuals also assume that they are infallible in their ability to assign genders to other people, they can develop an overactive sense of cissexual gender entitlement. This goes beyond a sense of self-ownership regarding their own gender, and broaches territory in which they consider themselves to be the ultimate arbiters of which people are allowed to call themselves man/woman."

‎"The tactic of trans-facsimilation is evident in the regularity with which cissexuals use words such as 'emulate,' 'imitate,' 'mimic,' and 'impersonate' when describing transsexual gender identities and expression."
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A few more observations/quotes:

  • the notion of a subconscious sex (the gender we subconsciously feel ourselves to be) makes a lot of sense.

  • "All of the words available in the English language completely fail to accurately capture or convey my personal understanding of these events. For example, if I were to say I 'saw' myself as female, or 'knew' myself to be a girl, I would be denying the fact that I was consciously aware of my physical maleness at all times. And saying I 'wished' or 'wanted' to be a girl erases how much being female made sense to me, how it felt right on the deepest most profound level of my being. I could say I 'felt' like a girl, but that would give the false impression that I knew how other girls (and other boys) felt. And if I were to say that I was "supposed to be" a girl or that I "should have been born" female, it would imply that I had some sort of cosmic insight into the grand scheme of the universe, which I most certainly did not."

  • "my first experiences masturbating as a teen involved me spreading my legs, placing my hand on my crotch, and rocking my hand back and forth the way many girls instinctively do it."
    I freaked a little when I read this sentence [freaked here means I ran to the bathroom and imitated how I masturbate- legs fairly closed, with a thrusting motion and more of a up/down rubbing]. This probably says a lot about me, yes?

  • Julia Serano and I have similiar thoughts regarding our gender-though I am admittedly on the "opposite" side

  • "For me the tension I felt between these two disparate understandings of myself was wholly jarring." [it's wonderful to have *words* to go with these feelings]
  • agent_squeaks: (one for the stupid people)
    "Instead the media tends to not notice-or to outright ignore-trans men because they are unable to sensationalize them the way they do trans women without bringing masculinity itself into question. (Julia Serano The Whipping Girl 46.3)"

    Quick! help me sensationalize the trans male experience[s]!

    First shot [of course] "before" photos. the more feminine the better am i right?
    [of course i'm right]
    over the photos there could be a V/O either the typical "man trapped in woman's body" or ooh, "growing up i was always a tomboy, just one of the guys" [those trans males who never really had any thoughts on gender until their late teens/early twenties? oh they don't exist.]

    then daily routine time! while our sisters have the long scenes of them putting on make-up/hosiery/whatever, we can have...breast binding scenes? picking cornstarch out of our pubes [your mileage may vary on this one]? wiping cornstarch on our pants [oops]?
    Oh i know! binding [with bandages! of course. sports bras/tanktops don't add the same je nais se qua.] and just for fun, packing. [with one of the big soft ones-for the cornstarch scene] and as it's "inserted" cornstarch flutters down to floor onto a "before" photo until it's completely obscured. {cue: door shuts]
    ^that is Oscar-bait right there [bonus points if the lead's played by a cis*male.]

    And we have to have like an hour or something devoted to showing us working out. all the time. and downing protein shakes like they were water. yesss. and then the lead flexes. [and sneaks into a locker room. for some reason. drama?]
    [of course we only show muscular he-men. the femme trans guys don't exist.]

    and, if we're going the indie movie route, we can have a discussion on pissing standing up. as you always do. [STP vs. just going in a stall vs. women's bathroom! it would be epic.]

    instead of star wipes we can just have drawn penises be a scene changer. y'know for...the Freudian viewpoint.

    hmmm, what else? oh! summertime! full of layers. lots of layers. and sweat. personal experience? no why what makes you think that?

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