Sunday, August 10, 2014

Anti-Trans Violence In NYC Subway

One of the things I'm beyond being sick and tired of being sick and tired of is the anti-trans hate being directed at Black transwomen in our community by Black cis males that manifests itself into anti trans demonstrated in the MARTA attack on two transwomen by Luther Thomas and Frederick Missick back in May. 

I had this video clip sent to me by longtime TransGriot reader LaSaia Wade of another depressing transit system attack on a Black trans woman by a cis Black 'man' as this Black trans woman is trying to just go through her day without drama.  

Play VideoNot aware of what transpired between the two to drive it to this level that is videotaped in this attack on the transwoman in question in this NYC subway platform, but I am bothered that no one came to her aid.

I'm even more upset about the fact some people thought this crap was humorous, and this alleged 'man' thought it was okay to put his balled up fists on a trans woman. 

No dudes and ignorant transphobes,.trans* women are women, and you're a punk if you think it's ever okay to take a swing at us.  

Sharae Kavoskii, your transphobic ignorance and poisonous self loathing is also on display for using the t-slur word in your caption of the video.

People throwing their balled up fists at a transwoman isn't cute, funny or entertaining.  If you think it is, something is seriously wrong with you as a human being.  We transgender women are not your punching bags to take out whatever anger issues you have in your miserable life out on us.

We transpeople are part of the diverse mosaic of human life on this planet and we aren't going away.   Deal with that reality. 

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