Ok ok so we were talking about trans headcanons last night and
- it’s 4 am and I just woke up with this idea fully formed and had to write it down so I’m sorry if there are issues or it’s just been done but -
Trans dude (MCU) Steve Rogers. Yes? Yes.
Ok, let’s take canon. Steve is a super short, tiny masculine presenting person, often in clothes that fit kinda awkwardly. Skinny and petite, gets lots of shit and keeps fighting. Can’t even volunteer for the armed services.
You say, ‘oh, and he’s FAAB’ and suddenly it makes more sense, not less. Bucky is drafted, and Steve never even has a shot. And Bucky loves his tiny bro, he’d die for Steve, always has, never even thought about questioning it but goddamn it now he has to look happy because he doesn’t want to let Steve down.
And Howard Stark comes along, says, hey buddy, you wanna look like the perfect specimen of what people think of as a man and fight for our country?
Fuck yeah, says Steve, sign me up. Possibly dangerous? — look, have you tried living as me? Where do I sign?
I thought you were smaller, Bucky says.
and look it’s not that he’s unhappy, he’s so happy that everyone else sees Steve as unmistakably heartbreakery male lead as Bucky’s always thought he was, for Steve getting to look in the mirror and be proud of what he’s done and what he looks like
it’s that this Captain America thing seems like fucking using him, taking advantage, and that’s not cool
And then hydra, plane crash, thaw, SHIELD and he’s become a legend so the truth is what you make it, really, and suddenly he can tell who he wants what he wants on his time.
Steve being really super defensive of queer and gender nonconforming kids
Steve finally coming out to Natasha because look he is fine with himself mostly but she has got to stop setting him up without realizing sex might require forethought for both parties and Nat’s like “dude I KNEW, of course I knew, the Red Room wasn’t SWEET about it”, she just doesn’t care or think it’s a thing, and look, she’s got his transness factored in when looking at parameters for potential partners but let’s have a discussion about boundaries Steve because that’s important
Tl;dr faab trans dude Steve.
Yeah okay it’s 5am, I’m sure I’ve missed something or forgotten my favorite part or offended someone. Call me out if necessary! Add on if wanted. Whatever.
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So apparently in my sister’s class, there was a trans girl that had been on the cheerleading squad for a while. When she came out, the other girls on the squad made the agreement that whatever boy made fun of her would never get a date. And if you think that’s not the most metal girl alliance ever, you can sit down.
It’s been 49 days since the Connecticut Department of Children and Families imprisoned a sixteen-year-old trans girl of colour without a charge or conviction. She remains in solitary confinement in an adult prison indefinitely. The case is only beginning to receive mainstream national coverage in publications like the Advocate, Salon, and CNN, but more awareness and public outcry is desperately needed in order to free Jane.
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Reminder that Eddie Izzard is not cis male and openly identifies as trans, I see that getting erased and forgotten a lot.
Reminder that there’s a huge difference between transgendered and transvestite. He likes to wear dresses and heels and make up, he doesn’t identify as a woman.
Eddie Izzard actively uses the word transgender as an identifier for themselves. Transvestite is indeed part of their identity but it is very important not to erase their identity as transgender as well.
Eddie Izzard does not identify “fully” as female but that does not change anything.
Funny how camab people tend to have their gender expressions compressed: cis man or trans woman (and good luck having your gender respected if you’re a trans woman, too).
I wasn’t aware of this! Excuse me while I glom onto Eddie as a role model even harder.
Also didn’t know this! Signal boost for the internet. (Also advance warning for other people who don’t like the word transvestite, of course. He — and as far as I can tell ‘he’ is the pronoun Eddie uses when speaking in third person, so I’m not going to re- or un- pronoun because I think neutralizing someone’s pronouns to make people accept their gender identity as trans/bigender/”100% boy, plus extra girl" as he says in the interview is unfair and limiting — identifies that way and does refer to other people that way).
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Hey look! It’s my face.
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So much of the discourse is centered on queer, trans and people of color’s experience within our community and as fat identified people. That makes the track itself really special and amazing.
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Reblogging from my sideblog because this looks really cool.
Janet Mock turns the script around and asks a cisgender woman the private / invasive questions trans people are asked regularly.
Next time I’m asked these questions (hopefully there will not be a next time) I will dodge them — literally — like how Alicia does in the final gif.
I LOVE the interviewers’ full-body “okay, point made” recoil.
The Siren is a student-produced publication at UNC-Chapel Hill that promotes a feminist perspective on issues surrounding gender, identity, sexuality and human rights.
It made me really happy that she said/is quoted as saying “when you grow up as a girl”.
I don’t identify as a woman/girl, but I identify as having been one (and I identified as one for a very long time and if I believe in fluid gender I don’t think it’s fair to deny my own). I don’t think collective womanhood is exactly a thing, but socialization of young women certainly is. And this quote is true.
To be completely fair, if you are someone who was raised something else but now identifies as a girl, you are probably having to fight with these messages and expected presentations too.
Spread this around. Stay safe.
Hey everyone spread this like wild fire, TERF pieces of trash are going to try to infiltrate trans spaces.
Hilarious how terf shit does all the things they claim we do to us.
I just read a poem that was written by a Jewish trans woman in 1322 I’m literally crying right now
if you’re interested in reading it, this translation is closer to the original hebrew
Ooh! Fun fact: Trans* is transmisogynistic; trans should be used instead. (the * implies that there’s a group that isn’t already captured under trans, which is untrue.)
Many nonbinary people don’t identify as trans, I’ve always seen trans* used to include nonbinary people who don’t want to use the trans tag. As a nonbinary trans person, I want to emphasize that the discrimination I go through is different than binary trans people (especially as a DFAB nonbinary person I have quite a bit of privilege over DMAB trans women and nonbinary identities.) and I feel like the asterix does that for me. How do other trans or nonbinary people feel about this?
These are all links that deal with the asterisk
I’m a trans women and I’m really against the asterisk because of how it’s often used, whether intentionally or not, to take the focus away from trans women on issues that only trans women deal with. I also don’t like it because the narrative of a “community” inherently makes the privilege of dfab trans people, especially trans men, invisible. It also seems to make people think that trans men are capable of talking about the issues of all trans people. I’m also against it because of the apparent history behind its creation to separate the transsexual identity from non binary trans people.
I didn’t even think of the way the asterisk could be racist by including race specific identities in an umbrella they don’t identify with but that makes so much sense. Thank you so much everyone for sending these links and I really encourage people (especially us DFAB trans people) to take a look.
This is the best collection of links around the nature of the asterisk that I’ve run into, and represent the reason I’ve stopped using “trans*” as a tag in my posts and started using simply “trans” instead.
I learned something today! I used to identify strongly with the second comment on this post, specifically: “As a nonbinary trans person, I want to emphasize that the discrimination I go through is different than binary trans people (especially as a DFAB nonbinary person I have quite a bit of privilege over DMAB trans women and nonbinary identities.)”
Thank you for educating me, Tumblr.
The more you know! Up till this point my only annoyance has been people not understanding that an asterisk is a common wildcard indicator.
Now I can totally avoid that argument because we shouldn’t be USING a wildcard there/the history is sketch.