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Markel, She/Her. Native, Baeddel, Seperatist, Radical Transfeminist, Man-&AFAB hating, Trans Dyke, Vegan, Canadian, girl. In a relationship with my girlfriend Cordelia & we are better than you. Morrowind/TES fan & modder so now & then I'll post TES (mostly Morrowind) stuff. Also: Graphic Designer, 3d Modeler, Photographer, Digital Cinematographer, Web Desigener (just html/css I learned back in 2007/8), Parkour traceuse, Urban Climber/Explorer, Infiltrator, Gamer. Don't follow me if you're a man, if you're not sure pls message me or I'll likely block you. That'll be all.

cordelia-w:

bby has been making good progress with terraforming our homeworld tonight :3 also, look at the cute blockart that spacedyke made for us! <3 <3 <3

are the asks flowing in like the blood of our enemies?
cordelia-w

I wish

my perfect darling sweetheart ♥

my perfect darling sweetheart ♥

cordelia-w:

fredschilton:

if you ever feel like a failure, just remember that jack crawford and the fbi arrested a vegan as the main suspect on a cannibal case

but isn’t eating people technically vegan since it’s not /animal/ suffering?

Sort of, it depends on ones personal definition of vegan, and ones goals/reasons for being one. I think the actual diet is supposed to be no animal based foods and no animal bi products. So no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, gelatin, ect. This could be to avoid supporting factory farming/poor animal living conditions or simply for nutritional/dietary reasons (unable to eat meat+lactose intolerant, ect.). The question of cannibalism only comes in when you’re not sure if humans are considered “meat” or not. Also if you consider humans animals.If you do you’re probably an asshole or you just consider humans animals via. biology (we ARE part of the animal kingdom after all). Of course if you don’t consider humans animals (which you probably shouldn’t) then it wouldn’t be a problem. It also doesn’t contribute to the suffering of other ppl or animals so it falls into the moral compass of veganism pretty nicely.

cordelia-w:

it’s like 23 degrees out I’m so happy! :3

cordelia-w:

it’s like 23 degrees out I’m so happy! :3

"Crazy Trans Woman" Syndrome

b8l:

im just gonna keep reblogging this because EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ AND REBLOG (NOT JUST LIKE) THIS RITE NOW. i havent read a post on tumblr that covered so many important points on transmisogyny in queer spaces so well in a long time. and seeing as how no one ever seems to really have these conversations, it makes it all the more important. SO READ AND REBLOG IT DAMMIT.

odofemi:

My doctor, who is a trans woman, and I had a conversation today about the guy who raped me earlier this year. At first she was like “did you charge him?” When I explained that he’s a trans man of colour, she immediately got why I hadn’t. Not because I couldn’t bare to put a trans person, especially a trans person of colour, in jail (which I can’t), but also because it would cause me to be completely ostracized by the queer/trans community in Toronto. I’d be “just another crazy trans woman.” It was an uncomfortable realization for both of us to sit there, as trans women, knowing that we have literally no recourse when violence is enacted on us within the community (though if the same violence conveniently came from a white cis straight man, we would be celebrated as heroes for standing up to such an easy target, at least within the queer/trans community).

She and I both, as professionals in the community, are well aware of the fine line we have to walk in order to be taken seriously in the queer/trans community. We not only have to look a certain way (both in terms of passing and in terms of conforming to queer normative acceptable standards of appearance), we also have to make sure not to rock the boat too much. We have to appear as sane and calm as possible, no matter the circumstances. If we show too much emotion at any time (read: any inconvenient emotion), we get hit with a double-whammy of misogyny and transphobia, quickly written off as hysterical “crazy trans women.” Accuse the wrong person of something, anyone too close to queer-home, and that’s the end of our credibility and the revoking of our entrance passes to Queerlandia.

It’s exhausting having to walk such a fine line. I’ve found that there are so many “danger zones” to watch out for. Trans women have to not only be queer-literate (knowing queer social justice language), we have to be exceptionally good at using it. Any minor slip of language or politics and we’re labeled “crazy trans women” by cis people while trans men nod knowingly in agreement — rarely standing up for us, and just as often perpetuating the ‘crazy trans woman’ stereotype themselves.

I became aware of this initially through cryptic warnings from an older queer trans woman friend of mine, years before I became involved in the queer community, but I didn’t realize the extent of it at first. That is, until I was invited to participate in it. When I first became involved heavily, I befriended two trans men whom I looked up to a great deal, and one of the first conversations we had in private was a gossip session in which they “warned” me about various trans women and got me to agree that they were “crazy.” I’ve found similar conversations throughout the community, often used in a way that it makes me wonder if what’s really happening is that they’re subconsciously testing my loyalty to the queer zeitgeist. Am I good tranny or a bad tranny? Am I willing to be part of their clique, giving them the ability to deflect any and all criticism of transmisogyny, or am I a “problem?”

Before I realized that this was a system, that trans women were being systematically tested and written off, I engaged in it myself. You get a self-esteem boost, knowing that the cool kids don’t count you among those trans women. Those trans women who stepped on the wrong toes, who take up “too much space,” who don’t have the right guilt-producing identity complex to be worthy of space (disabled young trans sex workers of colour who vogue are considered highly prized friend-accessories, to be seen but not really heard beyond the occasional “gurl” for comedic effect, but only if they have the right haircut and the right clothes and are working towards a bachelors of gender studies or similarly useless degree).

Who are these “crazy trans women?” Often they are incredibly sincere activists who haven’t had the privilege of being taught all of the ins and outs of anti-oppression social justice practice that is a prerequisite to membership in this queer community. Often they are labeled “too emotional” and “too angry,” “loose cannons” who are out of control when speaking about our experiences of sex work that don’t fit into the easily digestible “I do queer feminist porn on weekends to pay for my fluevogs while I’m in grad school” vision of sex work that the queer community has deemed acceptable. Often they are trans women who are said to take up “too much space,” while everyone whispers about how “you know, I know it’s wrong to say, but she just seems like she has male privilege, you know? Like you can just feel it. Not that I’m saying she’s a man, but, you know, you never know.”

At the end of the day, this whole complex of issues is simply misogyny, ableism, and transphobia dressed up as “community accountability.” It holds trans women to impossible standards, opening us up to vulnerability to all forms of in-community violence (physical, sexual, social), and creating a fear within the minds of so many queer trans women that our second-class position within the queer community could be ripped from our hands at any time for any minor infraction.

I’m tired of trying not to be a crazy trans woman in the voyeuristic eyes of queer community.

Morgan M Page/Odofemi, 2013.

paigeabendroth:

Trans dyke love is the most beautiful expression of love there is.

marxism-leninism-utenaism:

i unironically believe that the only thing you should need to do to access medical or legal transition is ask.

(Source: atomicdomme)

http://scrittegoddess.tumblr.com/post/83220636032/frandrogynous-shorm-secondgenmasterpiece

frandrogynous:

shorm:

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terf was originally coined by trans women with the acronym “trans EXTERMINATORY radical feminists” and then the terfs changed it to make it sound less terrifying and I think that says…

this Lipton Green Tea has a slight taste like how bloodmeal smells and that’s p. repulsive

wow you&#8217;re incredibly beautiful &amp; amazing &amp; sweet &amp; I love you so much &amp; I also miss you &lt;3&lt;3&lt;3

wow you’re incredibly beautiful & amazing & sweet & I love you so much & I also miss you <3<3<3

I miss bby :/

(Source: lilbarb)

millahtime86:

death-by-lulz:

thepredatorblog:
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK AM I LOOKING AT 
Featured on a 1000Notes.com blog

Is this that new movie Turbo

millahtime86:

death-by-lulz:

thepredatorblog:

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK AM I LOOKING AT 

Featured on a 1000Notes.com blog

Is this that new movie Turbo

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

I am so angry and stressed out rn ughhhhhh