Trans women are not born babies — according to the media, at least. We’re born “men.”
This framing only sensationalizes the identities and experiences of trans individuals as nothing more than a hook to reel the audience into a world closely resembling that of a carnival freak show. This framing in itself highlights the physical changes undergone by trans people and ignores the fact that the people they’re referring to are genuine, lovable, normal individuals.
Referring to trans women as “men” from birth plays into themes of disgust and discomfort our culture foists upon trans bodies. We’re denied the innocence of youth so that we are more easily categorized as deviants. The mental image created is of a hairy, sweaty, hulking man — it makes us easier to hate, and it serves as a quick pivot point to the idea of our existence as cartoonishly masculine “men in dresses.” We need to push back on this blatant lie about our existence, this obvious smear on our humanity.
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”I hate capitalism.” typed the communist individual on their MacBook Pro, a product that is a result of capitalism.”I hate feudalism.” wrote the burgher with their printing press, a product that is a result of feudalism.
"there is only one G*d" said the early christians as they traveled through roman roads, a product of a pagan empire.
People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.
The idea that $15 hourly is an “unreasonable” request only holds up if you believe companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks are barely scraping by as it is, and even then, if a company can’t afford to pay their employees a living wage, they can’t afford to continue being a company, and should go under as a result.