Wednesday, August 10, 2011
If You Respect Transpeople, Then Treat Us The Way You'd Want To Be Treated
It's annoying when I've spent almost two decades being Moni, so they should have long since got the memo that this ain't a phase.
I'm also tired of cis people when they are in conversations with transpeople using the word 'ilfestyle' in conjunction with talking about our lives. It also more irritating and insulting when you throw in an incorrect pronoun or two while doing so.
Frankly I'm sick of trans people inside and outside the TBLG community using that right wing framing as well. You do not use your oppressors words to define you or your lives, we need to be the ones writing the dictionaries and defining the terms.
Once again, a transperson lives a life, just like you, not a 'lifestyle'. Respect that. .