Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered In Puebla
Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.
Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.
¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!
Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape, anti-trans slurs
I normally don’t write things here because up until recently, I had like two followers and all of them were my close friends who I could just call up if I had something to say. But I have a few more followers now and there’s something I just feel like I need to share with Tumblr in general.
I think pretty much all of you know that I’m trans. Less of you probably know that I’ve been raped, but whatever, it’s relevant. I’m also a long time fan of a certain comic author, T. Campbell. I’ve always enjoyed his stories, even I’ve been mildly irritated in the past by him not doing proper research… but you know, it was always the sort of thing that could have happened to anyone.
But in a few recent comics, a certain character which I used to rather like has repeatedly wished she’d been raped or molested as a child and then, having just slept with a pre-op PoC transgirl from Quebec, said that “Quebecois tranny was a new flavor for me.”
Okay, you probably are frothing at the mouth a little bit now, but let me continue to explain. The girl went into more detail on the first statement, saying that if she’d been abused as a child or raped, she would be more prepared to deal with average every day troubles that were now giving her difficulty.
Let me get into that first. As almost anyone who’s had that kind of trauma happen to them can attest to, being abused does not give you superpowers. It actually makes every little thing more difficult. Getting out of bed. Going to class. Walking down the street. Functioning as a normal human being. The boy she’s talking to in the comic mildly corrects her but she just says it again.
Now onto the second point. If you somehow are following me and DIDN’T know, tranny is offensive to trans people. A lot. Please note, also, that while the author changed it to “trans”—citing that he was “grumpy and unsure how big a deal this really should be” and then compared it to how he didn’t understand why calling people “illegal” as a noun, as in “illegal immigrants” was offensive either—being called a “flavor” is pretty fucking offensive too. I can only assume that PoC take a bit of offense to being called a flavor also.
I’m sure I’m going to be flamed by T. Campbell fans for posting a complaint and informing them that I’m finally withdrawing my support and ceasing to read his comics, but I wanted to share here exactly what has me so upset. And honestly, if you want to write about rape and trans people (this comic is SPECIFICALLY supposed to be about people who aren’t cis or aren’t hetero) than you should at least do enough research to know that TRANNY is OFFENSIVE. I’m disappointed and upset and also I wanted to see what other people thought. I’d keep ranting, but frankly this is getting pretty long. I’ll talk more about it later if I need to.
The Gentleman’s Rant - Homophobia [warning for 1 satirical use of anti-gay slur] [via secretpasswordmonkeyslut]
Crocs are a CHOICE. D<
I kinda hate the lesbian kiss cop-out, but I suppose they ARE straight. e_e
One of my local news sites is conducting a poll on gay marriage— or, as I like to call it, human rights. I live in West Virginia where normal, logical, kind people can sometimes be few and far between. Tumblr, you’re good at these things and so I bring this to you. You know what to do. :)
WSAZ.COM The poll is about midway down the page.
Oh, Tumblr. Take it from here.
Gogogogogoooo D< We’re at83.36% BUT I WANT MORE xD