Cool! Never let it be said that we aren’t extremely helpful here at Twanzphobia, so we want to help get you prepared beyond the pwetty dresses, the heels, the lippy and the hair-do’s!
Basically, we here at Twanzphobic Since Forever want to give you a bit of a reality check. Oh noes!
Firstly, you big shocker is probably going to be the extent of the Rape Culture. It is just a tad out of control. An 11 year old girl is the target for pack rape, and most of the sympathy went to the rapists. Or the father that actively encouraged his sons to rape a 16yo teenage girl, again, most sympathy went to the ‘poor boys’. Or the teenage cheerleader, raped by three males, refusing to cheer the rapist, ends up getting a $45k judgement against her for bringing a ‘frivilous law suit against the school’. Of course, risk of being raped does not start with being a teen, girls are sexually abused at twice the rate of boys, and there are even cases of baby girls being raped and murdered.
You might not worry because you are beyond your teens now. Of course, it does not end at teens either! Women of all ages are raped, by males of all ages. Even as women, the rape victim can find herself in jail rather than the men who raped her. But wait! There’s moar!
Your twilight years are not guaranteed to be rape-free either. And apparently gerontophilia is par for the course, they certainly are not isolated incidents. Being dead won’t exactly save you from rape either, in fact it might actually be the reason you end up dead.
So from cradle to grave, as a female (or even looking like a female), the chances are not remote that you will be raped or sexually assaulted within your lifetime (or even after death). Comforting, isn’t it? What’s more, it looks like even more excuses will be available to rapists, particularly serial rapists, to get them off the charges.
Beatings! Gosh, I just know you are now clinging to the fact that beatings are only because of transphobia!!! Even when it is clear that both the victim and perps were convinced he was a she.
Sadly no. Gee, even just standing in line at McDonalds can get a FAB punched several times. Watch this video, hat tip to Mantis.
Or, you could think about getting a boyfriend, who will get away with beating you then throwing you naked in the street. Gosh, he sounds like quite the catch! Or how about getting yourself a hubby, surely he won’t kill you in your sleep? Or the friendly neighbour?
I guess women could try to get a bit of justice, it is just a little difficult to trust the cops when they are not adverse to the odd bit of rape, or even tazering (even when they outnumber the woman like 20-1).
So the lippy, the heels, the pwetty dresses, and the pronoun infringements are really the least of you worries. Nor is it likely to be transphobia either, but plain ol’ garden-variety misogyny. Welcome to womanhood.
Now, get with the programme, or get out the fucking way.