Shaking my head at the ignorance that was contained in that comment and the subsequent Facebook thread attached to Sidney's photo .
There was one fool who suggested the Buju Banton method for dealing with the issue.of what to do after discovering your date is trans as the Not So Good alleged Doctor wrote another comment that was the tired and wrong chromosomes meme that XX= female and XY= male.
Y'all knew I had to put that ignorance on blast.
In your zeal to demonize Sidney Starr, guess you forgot about the women on this planet who are born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and have XY chromosomes but feminine bodies.I wasn't done yet. I also tackled the deception meme that was also floating around unchecked in that transphobic thread.
And what about women who can't conceive or give birth to children or are born without a uterus? Does that make them 'men' in your opinion?
There are men and women who have XXY or XXXY or other combinations of chromosomes that you cant determine just by looking at them
And FYI, would love for you to put your money where your mouth is and take a chromosome test so we can know what your chromosomes turn out to be.
And wouldn't it be the height of irony if your test revealed them to be something other than XX?
The 'deception' meme is also problematic in this thread. It drives much of the anti-trans violence around the world that results in the untimely deaths of trans women and especially transwomen of color. How is a trans person being 'deceptive' by simply living their life?
The genitalia between a trans woman or a trans man's legs is nobody's business except the person they are potentially dating. It you don't like the fact that a trans woman you are attracted to for her FEMININITY possesses a penis in her panties and you aren't down with that, then simply step away.
You are not and never will be justified in hitting or killing a transwoman because you have a problem with the fact you were attracted to her.
And cis women, nether are you justified in telling a trans woman's business and setting her up for a potential hate crime because you're jealous that said transwoman is performing femininity BETTER than you are or getting more masculine romantic attention.
Trans women don't deserve beatdowns or death because of the internalized transphobia of cis people.
The TransGriot's work stamping out transphobia is never done. That type of ignorance is dangerous, especially to a child or person who has gender issues they are trying to sort out and they go to this person as an alleged professional counselor who is supposed to help them.
It also didn't help that this comment thread popped up mere days after Bermuda's governor made the Throne Speech to open parliament and discussed in vague terms during the speech their National Gender Policy.
But time to move this away from Bermuda's sunny shores and close this post.
This issue of transphobia in the African Diaspora isn't just a Bermuda problem. It's one we have here in North America, Brazil, the Caribbean and continental Africa, too. And as I've stated before, I didn't stop being Black when I transitioned, nor does being trans negate my being proud of my African heritage..
We trans people not only get to make the final call on being the men and women we are, we demand acceptance for being the evolving persons we are now, not when we came out of the womb decades ago.
The last thing we need is drama from cisgender people who have issues with their own bodies and being comfortable in their own skin. If you arrogantly think you have the right to oppress or kill us for choosing to do what was necessary to make our bodies match our brains so we can navigate society more comfortably, you thought wrong.
It is we trans people who are the final arbiters of who we are and what type of person we present to the world, not you cisgender haters.
And every time you forget that point, one of us will be around to remind you.