how are middle schoolers sexually active I wasn’t even socially active
I’m still not socially active
I’m not even active
guy: tell me what are ur plans for the future
I grew emotionally attached to this game and it’s story. It’s very underrated in my opinion and I’m upset that more people haven’t heard of/ played this game.
Day Three - Most underrated game?
↳ Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (2004)
Dear Cis People:
You are not, for any reason, under any circumstances, by any means, allowed to have an opinion on my identity. It does not work that way. Get over yourselves, you are not the gender police. Gender is not a simple 2-position switch, I’m allowed to mix and match. Get over that, too.
I really just don’t like all these anti-cis sentiments out there. It is absolutely stupid to lump all non-trans identifying people into one group and assume that they’re all ignorant jerks. It creates a schism which in turn delineates the world into us and them.
There is no us or them. We’re all people.
When you read a sign that says “ATTENTION LIBRARY PATRONS, THERE IS NO EATING OR DRINKING IN THE LIBRARY”, do you go up to the circulation desk to complain that it’s not fair to lump all library patrons together and you’re not like those other library patrons who would need to be told and they’re creating a needless schism between library patrons and everyone else?
No. Of course not. You understand that, as a library patron, the instructions apply to you whether you need to be told or not, but the fact that the instructions are provided don’t imply anything about you personally. And they’re addressed to library patrons because that’s who they’re aimed at. People in the sandwich shop across the street don’t need to be told there’s no eating in the library, at least not until they come over and patronize it.
This letter is addressed to cis people because that’s who it applies to. It is lumping all cis people together, but only as a category that should not be going around opining about trans* identities.
If you’re cis, there are exactly two possibilities here: either you agree that it’s not your place to do that, in which case I don’t understand why your response to this would be anything other than nodding in agreement, or you disagree, which… okay, like, that’s just your opinion or whatever, but yeah, then you’ve got no right to complain about an open letter addressed to a generalized you on the subject.
The “schism” is created by the entitlement of the privileged to think of themselves as the normal unmarked state, free from criticism and in no need of advice. And that entitlement will rear its head any time it isn’t 100% catered to, no matter how gently or politely the message (and the one above isn’t even that rude, just direct)… better to confront it and point it out when it arises than tiptoe around it and hope it goes away.
Also, it says something, calling the original message “anti-cis”. How is that anti-cis? I don’t see anything in there telling me there’s something wrong with my being cis. It doesn’t say “Dear cis people, being cis is boring!” It also doesn’t say “Dear cis people, you are all ignorant jerks!” (Although if a trans* person were to yell that in their frustration with the cis people who are ignorant jerks, I wouldn’t take offense to that, either. They’re not yelling at me, and funnily enough, people get upset and angry after repeatedly being treated badly. Weird, I know!)
But this isn’t even doing that. It’s not talking about who cis people are, it’s talking about a behavior. It’s an anti-bad-behavior message.
If I see a “No Smoking” sign, I don’t think it’s calling me an ignorant jerk just because I’m already a non-smoker and didn’t need to be told.
If I see a “Please Wait Here for Next Available Teller” sign, I don’t think it’s calling me an ignorant jerk just because I already know how to wait in line.
The world is full of requests to treat other people with basic courtesy. Why should this request to treat trans* people with basic courtesy be considered somehow offensive?
I just sit here sometimes like
sexism is still a thing
the fact that sexism was ever a thing
it’s beyond me
a woman pushes you out of her fucking BODY
and you grow up to be like ‘ahahaha women r stupid and weak’
i don’t get how that happens
1. You have no problem with the gender wage gap. But you hate having to pay for dates.
2. You insist that it’s a scientifically proven fact that men are stronger than women. But you complain about society believing that it’s worse for a man to hit a woman than for a woman to hit a man.
3. You believe that the age of consent is unfair and that there’s nothing wrong with having sex with teenage girls. But when you find out that a teenage girl enjoys sex, you believe she’s the biggest slut in the world.
4. You hate when a woman automatically assumes that a man is a douchebag before getting to know him. But when you like a woman who likes another man, you assume he’s a douchebag just because he’s not you.
5. You believe that if women want equality, they should be drafted into the military. But you also believe that the military is not a place for women.
6. You hate when women assume that men are like wild animals. But you believe that a woman who doesn’t cover up and make herself invisible to men is just like someone wearing a meat suit around wild animals.
7. You hate the fact that men are bullied for not conforming to their male gender roles. But when you find out that a man disagrees with your beliefs about women’s rights, your immediate response is to try to emasculate him by comparing him to a woman as an insult.
8. You hate when women assume that there are no nice guys. But you call yourself a nice guy and act like it’s a rare quality that should cause women to be all over you.
9. You hate when women assume that men just want to get laid. But when you find out that a man is a feminist, you assume that he’s just doing it to get laid.
10. You hate when women make generalizations about all men. But when a woman calls you out for being sexist, you claim that all men think like you.
11. You insist that women should be responsible for protecting themselves from being raped. But when they follow the one piece of advice that actually works, which is being aware of red flags, you complain about them assuming that all men are rapists.