I forgot to add this bit to my last post, however, it was worthy enough for a post on its own. But read the other post first, then come backto this one.
So anyway, V, the ‘vagina acquirer’ (has a ring to it, don’t you think?) also mentioned this:
In many ways, the negativity that your peers have for transgender people while you were pre-transition is the worst punishment of all. Making frozen smiles and forced laughter whenever the subject of ‘trannies’ or ‘perverts’ is aired. Being forced to ally to their hatred for fear of being revealed as ‘one of them’ and being further ostracised
zomg. How do you think most interactions between females and males go down? Forced smiles so that our face will crack, pretend laughter to show our ‘alliance’, at the day-to-day misogynist comments that happen.
Dudes are dangerous. We have to play along most times, or there will be consequences. Either we lose our jobs, or they physically attack us, there are many consequences to not pretending to go along, to show allegiance to Club Dude, or to pretend to be ‘one of the boys’.
This is one of those raised-as-female-since-birth things that you just don’t realise. You may have had a taste of it if you were deemed an effeminate male, but homophobia is based on misogyny – the real deal, males usually still get other privileges that we never do. Homphobia is the watered-down version.
So I give the Special Snowflake a big fat FAIL on this one.
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