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yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

sometimes i hear an argument, typically from a white cis gay man, that we gotta support [whatever hegemonic democrat] because its the best we got. Well, the "best we got" in 2016 only didn't say this out loud probably because a focus group told her not to. out.com/politics/2019/11/13/hi

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

When you've got Donald Trump basically wanting to make being trans illegal again (spoiler alert: this does not make people stop being trans) and a main figure of the establishment of the democratic party saying after all her LGBT posturing that she wouldn't be comfortable around trans women, where are non-binary pansexual clowns like me supposed to go?

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yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

Are we supposed to, like in 2012, forget that the supposed leaders of the country's center-left were ever just 4 years ago bristling at trans issues because they're personally uncomfortable with them?

I don't expect people to change overnight on this stuff, but politicians lead us into tolerance and acceptance, not the other way now.

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yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

if a male politician said that sharing a dressing room with a gay man made them uncomfortable they'd rightly be seen as a homophobe. Shit like this is blatantly inexcusable and should be called out for what it is mid interview.

Remember, trans issues might be abstract for you, reading this, but you've got at least ONE masto friend who it's very non-abstract for. We've always been here. Fight for us. We did the same for you.

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yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

also what gets me about so much transphobia is its so clearly based on never having had a conversation with a trans person longer than maybe 5 mins. she's thinking of a literal cishet man, poisoned by toxic masculinity, wearing a dress and calling themselves a woman

the thing is: cishet men won't do this because as horny as they are, most are more afraid of being seen as gay than they are horny (most of the time)

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yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

trans people...aren't cishet men? by definition? and in general a steadfast attempt to redefine what you are means at least attempting to shed off the more toxic sides of whatever gender identity you most vibe with? also being trans is so non-subtle. cishet men try, and fail, to be smooth.

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yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble Preach it! What she said was just awful. I don't care how much people are trying to soft-pedal it.

It was a gotcha transphobic question, and she should have immediately shamed the interviewer.

Not played right into it, and then let it later get framed as "ooh, little old me, still trying to figure out this newfangled gender!"

Lady, you were SECRETARY OF STATE.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble And I mean, even if a trans woman had a beard and a cis-looking body and leftover toxic masculinity, she should be permitted into the correct locker room!

Cis people need to develop some mercy, immediately.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble As a cis gay man, I needed to be fought for, and I know what that felt like. I will always fight for you.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble What, you think the Sunday "Garbage Fire" Times is going to flag up blatant transphobia? Fuck the Murdoch press!

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@andi to be fair, i know nothing about the english press other than "literally every paper is bad"

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble Yes, but The Times and Sunday Times are the worst of the broadsheets.

Speaking as someone who used to work for both... 😬

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble

You can come to my house and we'll play Uno

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble out of party politics, maybe? democrats and republicans don't represent us, greens are still getting our shit together, the libertarian party is ancaps and all the other parties are in shambles for some reason. I support some psl/iww/greens and have democrat preferences, but

well, it's pretty amazing that in a country of 300 million this is the best we can come up with for leadership

re: yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble i mean the point is supposed to be that we can't go anywhere. it's a system designed to make us vote against our interests. that doesn't mean we don't vote, it just means that our votes are symbolically meaningless.

like, the choice between death and more death is a fundamentally meaningless choice, but it's one we're forced to make and one that does have material consequences. cast your vote but also like, scream about how that vote wasn't yours at the same time. cast your vote and follow it up with a brick through the county building's windows.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble "her unlikely TERF rebrand" lmao this was obvious from every aspect of her brand

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble I'm so glad I (at least tried to) vote for Jill Stein in 2016 instead of this bitch.

Two candidates basically declaring war on us and then they wonder why we voice support for tearing this system down in favor of building a new one.

To these people, we're "un-American" because we refused to lay over and die. And to them, I say:

Fuck you. I support people -- life, including Americans. I don't support a state that wants to murder me.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble "Please be patient of the ones still trying to figure it out."

The ones that are still "trying to figure it out" are violently assaulting us, murdering us, making it illegal for us to exist.

It was "figured out" a century ago at Germany's Institute for Sexual Studies, but Hitler tore it down and made it illegal for us to exist, putting us in concentration camps alongside communists and Jewish people.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble We have no reason to be patient with anyone because the only ones left that "don't understand" are literally the violent, hardline extremists, and they ain't changin'.

I just wanna fucking smack her for this bullshit take. Muddying the waters like this only serves to hide the people being drowned by those on top.

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble TERFS get the wall, no exceptions

yelling about hillary clinton's transphobia 

@realmaxkeeble [*] "the wall" will herein refer to a vague concept of being held responsible with as much visibility as possible, tangible meaning was never applied so interpretation is left to the audience of which I'll claim no endorsement, repudiation, or responsibility for.

so get creative

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