Super edgy pastel graphics telling you how not to be an asshole!
THESE ARE PERFECT
these are so fucking great
Ok I wasn’t going to say anything but hours later this is still bothering so RANT TIME LET’S GO.
The “only assholes bully cis people” is the one getting to me the worst. Look at that scary dude with the baseball bat. You know who has to fear people with baseball bats? TRANS FOLK. They face higher amounts of violence than cis people in every conceivable setting. 1/5th of trans people who have interacted with the police were harassed or assaulted by them. 19% experienced domestic violence as a result of their gender identity. 7% were physically assaulted at work - those who HAD work, because 14% are unemployed, making the trans unemployment rate twice as high as the national average. 8% of trans people have been assaulted in public places such as doctor’s offices or retail locations.
And those statistics are ONLY COUNTING PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. If we’re including other kinds of “bullying” like verbal harassment, sexual harassment or assault, harassment by teachers or other authority figures, or denial of services, 63% of trans people have experienced serious harassment, discrimination or violence.
When you fret about people saying mean things to cis people on the internet, you’re putting up a straw man argument that takes attention away from the VERY REAL VIOLENCE that trans people face by making it equivalent to a bitchy anon message.
The reason people get so angry at cis people is because of there are trans people facing violence in EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR LIVES and no one is doing a damn thing about it, but say something mean to a cis person and all of a sudden there’s hand-wringing and cutesy pastel graphics with a scary threatening-looking dude DIRECTED AT TRANS PEOPLE, as if they did not face enough violence already.
Argh sorry this is not articulate but I’m MAD ABOUT IT.
Edited to cite my sources:
People who whine about “cisphobia” are some of the most ridiculous people, I swear. And it’s because of all of the reasons above.