if you are straight and say “im so gay”, consider this instead:
- don’t do that
Let me begin by saying that trans men face obstacles in life because they are trans, that is unavoidable. What is also unavoidable is that you will be privileged no matter what as a man if you are a trans man.
Over the last week I’ve seen a lot of people talk about having to…
First off I want to say thank you to user @baeddeltrender for this post because it has helped me become even more aware of the detriments and my contributions to transmisogyny. As a trans man, I can agree that this is very accurate. One of the things that I found really difficult when I came out was recognizing the fact that I had access to male privilege. Though there have been points in my life where I was female, (previously identifying as Genderfluid between female and non-binary) I pay an extreme amount of attention to my, and my fellow trans brothers actions in order to reduce the amount of misogyny that I partake in. Before recognizing the fault in my way of thinking, I would indeed frequently degender myself in order to stay in places meant for women. I also found myself looking at and speaking about women objectively, acting like I was entitled to more space, and other typical misogynistic behaviours. To say that I don’t still catch myself doing these things would be a bold faced lie. I’ll never again use my transness as a way to make excuses for misogynistic thoughts, actions, and behaviours.