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this poem has lived rent free in my brain since i first read it

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truscum is edgy teen boy shit through and through. it's fucking textbook

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people spend a lot of time infantilizing, feminizing, and victimizing trans men in popular discourse,

and like I don't by "victimizing" mean to refer to acknowledging violence and oppression against trans men; I mean presenting trans men as helpless victims of their society, cornered or coerced into being men while suffering under gender violence in exactly the same way as cis women (while, in fact, trans men tend to be subject to more and different violence from cis women, all else being equal) — painting the figure of Trans Men As a Whole into the specific weaponized white woman victimhood symbol that white feminism has by and large carried directly over from white supremacist patriarchy.

so like, part of the reason this is surreal to me is because I cannot imagine any group of people who act more like teenage boys than… teenage boys who are trans. in all the terrible ways as well as all the wonderful or funny or simply neutral ones

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anyway it's weird that people will talk about trans people who punch down and sideways at nonbinary or wrongly-trans people, "like Contrapoints or Blaire White," and not mention a single trans man. not even Kalvin Garrah, who is similarly high-profile

like, truscum as a movement is dominated by boys and men, but the figures people talk about are women

visibility: still not the same as privilege

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at this point I don't like. have a dog in the race against truscum. what they do to young people is the absolute worst but they can't do jack to me.

I was more pissed about it in 2015 when I realized I'd let truscums delay me in seeking out hormones. nowadays it's just like. surreal that "fourteen year old truscum boy" has been a recognizable figure I personally was aware of for ten years now

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a sixteen-year-old truscum guy: this newfangled nonbinary stuff is a fad and it's making the real transes look bad

the word genderqueer: [is older than I am]

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I guess it's important that we all set our expectations here that cis lesbians are not going to accept you at all until you show them

That you're willing to comply to seeming like you're trying your best to be like them
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I get that that's pretty abstract, but there's this internalized misogyny thing where they want you to act like you're trying to be a cis woman.
Cis people don't even understand that trying to pass isn't something everyone wants to do, or that it's harmful, and they don't understand you're acting in good faith unless you're trying to live up to these standards.
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will never fail to absolutely Baffle me why "give people autonomy until u see tangible evidence that they are abusing that autonomy to the detriment of a person or thing, and then deal with that behavior as the situation demands" is such a fucking controversial concept. why does letting other people make decisions make everyone so uncomfortable

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genius. massivebrain. it never occurred to me that the answer to the conundrum of "conscious beings don't like to be forced to follow authority, not listened to, micromanaged, etc" would be something other than "then treat them with respect and trust them to do their job until individual performance issues arise, and deal with those on an individual basis". me, a jester and a fool, would have simply continued through my whole life thinking the above was an acceptable solution

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"hmm it appears that employees do not like to be controlled and dismissed so we must pursue more manipulative, invasive ways of controlling and dismissing them"

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the concept itself is not inherently bad so why are all formalized management concepts and structure so critically, hilariously, Bad

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@myconidiosyncrasy that is a very good post. I am waiting for the day lesbian bot posts 'boy lesbian'

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and i know to a huge extent we Do do this and i love it. i love seeing everyone's like. little doodles or guitar playing audio clips like. i love seeing graffiti and hearing buskers and stuff like i know what i want happens and is ultimately not entirely suppressable but sometimes it's hard not like. stop and feel grief for all the things we don't have because it is suppressable to an extent, even if not entirely

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i don't know how to adequately explain this emotion im feeling this thread was my best approximation i guess i just. i think art should be a community thing like. i think we should just do it and share it cause we feel like it. i think it is so degraded and harmed by the demand that it be marketable to be worth even Cobtemplating its creation

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get to them?? can't we fight for a world in which i can be like "i wanna read a story about humanoid lemons who fall in love" and i can look up those keywords and discover that a middle aged father of three from new guinea has written exactly this because the human experience contains both infinite variety and infinite overlap of experiences and desires like. i just want to CONNECT with people u know. i want to see the punk cocks lovers i'll never meet drew for each other

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of us live in like. art is a natural human compulsion but we've just idolized and commercialized it and in doing so restricted it from both the creators and the consumers and i just like. im not naïve enough to imagine we'll ever have a world so perfect that absolutely anyone with the compulsion to create can do so in any way they desire and then make that freely available to anyone who wants because there's logistical and resource challenges there but FUCK cant we cross those bridges when we

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