Kiddo told me that when it’s bathroom break time in her Kindergarten class that the boys go as a group and the girls go as a group.
“Except for A. She thinks she’s a boy,” said Kiddo.
“Well, maybe A is a boy,” I responded.
“No, she’s a girl!”
“How do you know?”
“Because…she’s a girl.”
“Ok, Kiddo. Let me explain something to you. A person can be born with a vagina, but still be a boy because that’s what they are inside. Also, a person can be born with a penis but still be a girl because that’s what they are inside. Your body doesn’t decide if you are a boy or a girl. It’s just something you know.”
“Yes. So, if A asks you to call them a boy, will you?”
“Because everyone says she’s a girl!”
“Well, there are a lot of people who don’t understand that being a boy or a girl is not something they decide. It’s something each person knows about themself. You know you’re a girl, right?”
“So, don’t you think A knows if they are a boy or a girl?”
“So if A asks you to call them a boy, will you?”
“That’s great, Kiddo. You know why? Because, like I said, there a lot of people who won’t believe A and that’s gonna be something that hurts them a lot. But if A has just one person that believes them and treats them the way they want to be treated, that could help A a lot.”
“Ok. If A asks me, I will.”
OH GEE BUT WAIT! According to most people this is something that kids just can’t understand!!
While Kiddo may not understand everything about sex vs. gender and identity, she understands being nice and helping people.
I don’t doubt that we’ll probably have to revisit this topic again, but I honestly do think this is a topic worth talking to your kids about and it can be done.
HOW DIFFICULT. HOW SCARRING.
FUCK the people who tell me that by using swear words I am undermining my factual points.
FUCK the people who tell me I have to speak nicely when I tell them their precious opinions are fucking bullshit.
FUCK the people who yell “it’s just my opinion” when they are trying to oppress others.
FUCK the people who say “violence is never the answer” because sometimes it IS.
(Also fuck those people for never having been in a situation where violence is the answer, lucky fuckers.)
FUCK the people who think their feelings are more important than my rights.
I need to be dead serious for a minute.
there’s a photo series going around called “Lisalott” by S. Black, featuring the conscious bodies of trans*people clothed (before) and unclothed (after). This was a photoseries posted by my significant other, who had a small number of followers, and he didn’t expect many people to see them. Instead, it got around the tumblrverse and the notes per photo and series both skyrocketed. His friend, the photographer of this series, and he have determined that while the exposure of the Lisalott photographs have been overwhelmingly gratifying, it wasn’t up to them to expose the models to thousands of random people in a snowball-effect style that the internet has a way of carrying out. If you see or reblog ANY photos from the Lisalott series, I implore you to delete them and ask others to do the same. The original poster and the photographer, in accord, have both withdrawn consent for the release of these photos.
The original poster has deleted his account due to complications regarding the Lisalott series.
Serious as a heart attack. Please reblog this. If you have any questions you can direct them to me here. Thank you so much for the support and best be with you.
I had this in the queue but I just deleted so it didn’t have a chance to post yet, which is good! Signal boostin’!
It was in my queue, so I scrolled down and deleted it. BOOST!
And another <3
Rebloging this again cause it only has like 180 notes but the “Men have Vagina’s” has almost 1,700 notes. WTF?? What about us girls?
Please Love & Support ALL trans people! Us girls matter too & we get a lot more hate & hate crimes against us, so please remember, all of us struggle.
p.s. This is NOT a stab at trans men, I LOVE & RESPECT TRANS MEN & have rebloged the other one myself.
Just pointing out the deference in the way people treat & support us.
Thanks, I love you ALL! <3