I wish self-esteem campaigns would focus less on “everyone is beautiful” and more on “who the fuck cares if you are beautiful or not”
I just want to say that, first of all, transgender people don’t change their gender. They may or may not undergo gender confirmation surgery, it all has to do with the extent of transition (or lack thereof) that one is comfortable with. It’s different because gender, like Ainee said, belongs to everyone and is a concept that almost all cultures relate to in some way. Your genitals are not at all related to the experiences of past generations of your family and have little influence on how people relate to you, sexism aside. You can’t really approrpriate a gender because gender is something so personal and yet so universal at the same time. White people who claim to be “transethnic” are usually just people who have become enamored with the parts of being a member of another ethnic group that seem glamorous or exotic. They treat ethnicity like a fashion trend gone horribly wrong. They seek to gain some sense of mystique and exoticism while retaining all of the privilege of being white, even if their white privilege has a lot to do with how the ethnic group they are seeking to emulate has been oppressed by white people. This is not the same as being transgender because the motivation and the societal implications are just so different.
I’m just going to leave this up.
I’m sorry did someone say racism against white people is a thing?
HERE YOU GO
“So I was reading comments on one of my videos on my NicolaFoti channel, which is a beauty channel. Some of you may be saying, “Why do you have a beauty channel; you’re a boy,” and that’s the exact point of this video.
Why do boys call other boys “girls” when maybe they’re not as strong or when they do something “feminine?” Why is that even an insult? Does being a girl make someone less of a person? Are girls just inferior jokes? And it’s not just boys—girls use it too. Stop! Stop perpetuating your own discrimination!
Would you let your son play with dolls? Or your daughter play with toy trucks?
Would you let your son wear a pink shirt if he wanted to? Or get your daughter a football?
If you said no, why not? Because kids at school might make fun of them? Because they’re not adhering to societal gender roles? Maybe as parents, we should start educating our children otherwise.
I’m a feminist because I’m sick of the word “girl” being an insult. I’m tired of pink not being for boys and I’m tired of gender roles that restrict a child’s ability to grow into who they are.”
BOSTON, MA: Fenway Health is observing Transgender Awareness Week by highlighting the health disparities affecting the transgender community. At The Borum, their focus is on young people ages 12–29, so they wanted to highlight some of the challenges faced by trans* and gender nonconforming youth—and stress the need to do more to support and care for them.