Something about transphobia
by, 16th September 2012 at 05:53 PM (458 Views)
Because I need to rant I guess.
Warning: As with any other LGBT issues, this is a matter that can potentially make me really angry. Even though I most likely won't react violently, keep in mind questioning could upset me.
Also I'm going to try to contain myself, but expect mild swearing.
So, this. To begin with, and perhaps clear things up, the topic is frequently called "LGBT" lumping together homosexuality and transexuality. Which kind of makes sense seeing externally we all suffer the same discrimination based on archaic values.
But (and to my surprise), even other homosexuals are somehow transphobic. I try to wrap my head around this- "Why would one be so hypocritical, that you talk about not "poisoning society" and rejecting others telling you what to do, and that we're not delusional and egoistical about a supposed choice and actually born with a certain atraction... and then say EXACTLY THE SAME THINGS to someone else of a different condition?" I literally cannot see how in the world is it different to discriminate against homosexuals than to transexuals. Other than perhaps one based on better-known ignorance and the other on made up ignorance by wannabe scientists/whatever. (Well, "wannabe", some actually succeed, which is the scariest thing about a society that doesn't condemn being a horrible person)
But then you get to the true poison in society, that is clearly seen even in the internet. EVERYWHERE. Where even a humble announcement made by a transexual person, gets disregarded and instead the person is met with piles of bigoted bastards spewing the worst things, from ignorance and hypocrisy to offhand comments as "it makes me upset how that woman is really a man". Augh.
Though really, what set me off is seeing other homosexuals do that. It's just... so irrational. Then again, discrimination is irrational in nature.
Thinking about it though, perhaps it should not be LGBT actually then, if some people are going to be hypocritical asshats.
(Not to mention that yes, transexual homosexuals exist. Despite these people arguing the opposite. Heck, now I wish I had a transexual girlfriend, just to spite them.)
At this point... I'm almost certain transexuals will be the new favorite discrimination target after homophobia exists the main stage, which is pretty upsetting and shows that it's not the meaning of what is proven what sticks to people, but the fear of being judged themselves. What's next, those born through non-natural means?
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