a better example would be to say that someone did crazy mad science and swapped your brain into a duck's body in that case btw you are a duck, a really smart, sentient duck but still a duck, just like a transgendered male is still a male, a really feminine male but at the end of the day a male and hey there's nothing wrong with femininity but if you look creepy in them, don't wear a dress, and when you flirt with people, don't go near straight males, because they're straight, and you're male, same story with trans women
I'm confused by this comment. What exactly are your experiences with transpeople? I'm not talking about 2nd hand stuff or stories you've heard, they don't count. I'm talking about genuine one on one interactions.
I'm talking about the science of it all, trans people are born with their bodies of one gender but the brain functions and tendencies of the other, so it'd be a better example to say that trannies are more like one animal with the brain of another instead of saying they're just in a suit i tend to avoid people like this which is weird because most of my friends are really, REALLY gay, like the vast majority of the humour is me saying something gay, them saying something gayer and me saying "wow you're fucked mate"
You mean you tend to avoid transpeople, yet you are telling me, a transperson, how I am and how I feel and think? You call me/us the legit slur 'trannies', yet you know better about how we feel than we do? Whoa dawg better hold back we've got a telepathic sociological genius over here!
You have a kindergarten class certificate but talk like you've got a Ph.D in rocket science. You think you're hot shit in a champagne glass but you're really cold diarrhea in a dixie cup. You're the kind of person who hangs a scribbly coloring book page on the fridge and calls himself Da Vinci.
You are a confused mess who thinks he's a zen master. Please refrain from preaching your well-meaning but still incredibly ignorant sermons to people who have walked the walk.
"trannies" abreviates it, it's easy to say and write, what's wrong with it? it's like telling people to stop calling gay people gays and start calling them "homosexual" and stop calling black people black and start calling them "african-americans", you're just making things needlessly difficult
i know how your brain works, as shown by research on the subject to transvestites, unless your opinions are worth more than documented fact
I'm beginning to feel like you're a bit touchy in this area, couldn't imagine why though, you're so civil and polite...
how am i confused exactly? i know what I'm talking about, I've read all the info on it, if you are a tranny why don't you go look up what the problem with your body stems from and stop getting so damn upset at me correcting you slightly on how to best describe what it's like for your brain to function differently to what it's meant to with your body?
1. Lets start with the assumption that you understand what the trans experience is like "i know what I'm talking about, I've read all the info on it," you know academically not personally. You can't speak about the experience, just the science.
2. Calling someone a 'tranny' is like calling someone a f****t. 3. You then question his identity and call his identity a PROBLEM. How is that not offensive? How would it feel if someone described a central part of who your are as a PROBLEM.
4. You say you "avoid people like this" and say its okay because your friends are gay. Sexual identity is completely separate from gender identity and saying you don't like someone because of their gender is discrimination. Just like racism. Just like homophobia. And it's repulsive. 6. My personal favorite part is "if you look creepy in them, don't wear a dress, and when you flirt with people, don't go near straight males, because they're straight, and you're male." Now, your writing is a little confusing, but I am now operating under the assumption that you are talking about trans-woman (man to woman transition) You have no right to tell people what to wear, particularly considering you have got some serious cis-privilege going on here. (unless I am mistaken, and in that case I am sorry for the assumption). And seriously? You are saying a woman can't flirt with a man if she happened to have been born with a penis? Who she decides to flirt with is her business, and if that person happens to be a straight male (and by the way how is she supposed to know he is straight?) his reaction is his business. Not yours. Nobody but theirs. And also the trans woman in question, they are NOT male.
7. "I'm beginning to feel like you're a bit touchy in this area, couldn't imagine why though" I really hope you're a troll because that is just upsetting if you can't tell why he may have personal feelings on this topic. This whole comic is about being trans. Written by a trans person. Now call me crazy, but insulting trans people and his work might now feel so good
P.S. Roman, I really love your work- keep making awesome stuff
which to me is as much as I need, the only things emotions and "feels" do is get in the way, as they're doing now
what's fuckwit an abréviation of?
I'm sorry but my brain and dick have come to the understanding that I'm a dude, my apologies for being a cis white male and fully aware of it
what's repulsive is the fact that you're trying to say it's okay for someone to be in emotional, mental and physical turmoil for the entirety of their lives, in that light you're the asshole here
if you saw an overweight man in a tutu, undies and nothing else what would you think? fuck your current point of view of "they're comfortable in that", think "there is some huge motherfucker walking around in what looks like what his 12 year old sister wore to her swan lake dance recital" now think, as a human being who is creeped out by spiders, rats, snakes, muk from pokemon and the insides of late cancer patients, are you comfortable looking at that person in public? i sure as fuck wouldn't, I'd fucking glare at that kid and think "what kind of new-age meth did the breaking bad crew give to this motherfucker to make him wear that in public?" look, i get that behind closed doors, i can't judge anyone, i understand and accept that, and I will keep my fucked up thoughts etc away from others who it would freak out, but the public is everyone's space, and "everyone" just isn't ready to see some lanky kid in a sundress or some huge chick with a monobrow and coated in fucking axe body spray also a dick means dude, a vag means chick, don't try reinterpreting gender, everyone hates it when one of my friends tries repurposing the word schitz as in "schizophrenia" to "cool" or "sick", so like hell anyone's going to be seeing you try to repurposed 3 different synonyms, just no
it's sarcasm, obviously it's fucking sarcasm, if you haven't noticed I don't care if you people are sore in this area just like you wouldn't care if I'm sore about "no idea I don't fucking care about anything" I'm saying shit i see as facts, black and white, no grey, facts, and the facts don't fucking care if your touchy in some area of conversation, so if I'm using sarcasm, recognise it, because I'm really not here to apologise and spare feelings
It's not okay for someone to feel that way, and they have every right to do what the have to do that makes them feel better. If that means transitioning, then transition!
If I saw a man like that, I would think 'that person is really cool- it must be great to have that much confidence'
Yes I would be comfortable looking at "that person in public." It's their body and their right to dress at they want. The very sentence "what kind of new-age meth did the breaking bad crew give to this motherfucker to make him wear that in public?" is the epitome of transphobia. Their is nothing wrong with the person, no one gave them something to make them like this, its just who they are. The way they present themselves doesn't hurt you, or anyone else. You have no right to critique them.
It's true "the public is everyone's space," and that includes trans people. Just because "'everyone' just isn't ready to see some lanky kid in a sundress or some huge chick with a monobrow and coated in fucking axe body spray" doesn't mean people shouldn't present themselves as they feel. For a very long time "everyone" wasn't ready for interracial relationships, women in pants, people of colour in the front of busses- but you know what? That changes. But change only happens as what made people uncomfortable becomes part of a new normal. "Everyone" will never be okay with trans people, especially if you force trans people into their homes and say you can only ever be yourself alone.
"also a dick means dude, a vag means chick," What you are talking about it sex (genetailia and secondary sexual charectoristics). Gender is ""Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women."(www.who.int/gender/whatisgende…)
It's something I came to realize too slowly. Before I even joined DeviantART, I had some real life journal entries written about how much I feel like I'm in the wrong body (not the beauty level, the gender). I barely heard of transgenders before, nor what it meant. Same counts for asexuality, actually, because that's my sexuality too. I didn't believe these were real things, that there's others like me. Sometimes I even tried to deny, but I only lied to myself eventually.
I still don't have the guts to officially tell everyone that I'm a trans-male, though. Especially because I don't look too male, and my voice doesn't sound like it either. But I'll try help myself out this year.
SVeidt, My husband teaches a Sex Ed class at our church. These are very powerful, moving and empathy-building strips. Would it be OK if he printed your two Transgender experience strips to show to the 13 year old attendees? It is always good to give the feeling that someone has been through this before, just in case anyone is wrestling with this issue in silence.