HB2796 is an absolutely blatant attempt to strip away the civil rights of transgender people; and it’s absolutely fucking terrifying.
Quoting the official summary of HB2796:
This bill prohibits the word “sex” or “gender” from being interpreted to mean “gender identity,” and requires “man” or “woman” to be interpreted to refer exclusively to a person’s genetic sex, for purposes determining the meaning of federal civil rights laws or related federal administrative agency regulations or guidance. No federal civil rights law shall be interpreted to treat gender identity or transgender status as a protected class, unless it expressly designates “gender identity” or “transgender status” as a protected class.
HB2796 is currently with the Republican-majority House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Please, PLEASE–especially if you’re cisgender, and doubly if you’re one of their constituents–call the Representatives on the committee and explain just how much damage this will do, how many lives it will destroy, and how many legislative careers (hopefully) hinge on its passage or failure.
Committee members are:
Chairman Steve King (R-IA-04; King is also one of HB2796′s sponsors) – (202) 225-4426
(Note – Listed phone numbers are for DC offices only, but links go to pages with both district and federal office information, as well as additional avenues of contact.)
This bill is unfathomably mean-spirited and cruel. I don’t do a lot of “call your representatives” posts but the posts I’m reblogging states the case succinctly. are you a person who considers yourself a compassionate person who cares about doing the right thing? Then please call your reps about this bill, whose only purpose is to shame, harass, bother, and disenfranchise people who are just trying to live their lives as they see fit.
Misgendering/deadnaming a trans person because you don’t like them as a person is extremely transphobic. Even if your reason for not liking them has nothing to do with them being trans. You are saying to all trans people that our genders are a privilege to be given or taken away, and that you don’t respect any of us; you are only choosing to humor us on the condition that we don’t cross you.
just when i thought that they had come to the consensus that ace = the lack of sexual attraction
what the fuck do words even mean anymore
This is everything about my reaction to the concept of asexuals. I’m like ok. I guess that could be a thing. Then tumblr does this with it. You can be asexual if you’re a bisexual horny kinky porn addicted sex monster who masturbates any time you’re not fucking.
Sure whatever. Why do concepts need to mean anything. Just hand out labels like candy. I’m asexual. We’re all trans neurodivergent asexual. Whatever the fuck.
So I can, right now, just claim to be a transgender asexual person because sometimes I don’t have sex and I don’t fit every single stereotype for a man?
According to Tumblr, yes.
That’s goddamn ridiculous
The image is from a troll post, as indicated in the notes (if the “and still oppressed” didn’t tip anyone off).
So many people apparently reblogged this uncritically because “lol those crazy asexuals/tumblr users/special snowflakes!”,without even considering the huge amount of damage insidious little phrases like “so I can just claim to be a transgender person-” have done. But I guess you gotta believe the little lies before you can believe the big ones.
#BathroomBill • “It requires school principals to notify all parents if a student at their children’s school asks to be treated as a member of the opposite sex — whether by being allowed to use a different bathroom or being addressed by a different name or pronoun.”
There aren’t jokes that can help, they all turn to bitterness in my brain. At some point the idea of crashing the Canadian immigration page might have been amusing. Now it’s a symptom of panic.
People aren’t just dissatisfied or bitter, they aren’t sore losers. People are genuinely scared for their lives.
There is nothing funny about that.
I disagree, filthy degenerates like sandniggers or trannies running for their lives is hilarious. It’s something me and my people from 8chan’s /cow/ have been waiting ages for. It’s time to make some nooses.
Protip, if you want to survive the New Reich, it’s very simple:
If you are an Allah worshipping sandpig, get out.
If you are a lazy uneducated and illegal mexican, get out and come back with a green card.
If you’re feminist, stop being fragile and lose some weight, you porker.
If you’re black, stop looting and raping people.
If you’re a tranny, check into a mental institution.
It’s time you had a reality check.
Trump supporters keeping it classy.
I want every Trump supporter to see who you threw in with.
I saw this tagged as transphobia and while the laws and atmosphere that surrounds this is very much grounded in transphobia, I think it’s worth mentioning that that’s a cis woman.
So you know.
Fucking thanks, TERFs. Aren’t you glad bathroom laws trying to prevent “men” from entering the ladies room has caused two male police officers to eject cis women from the bathroom already? Since that’s the only women you care about maybe you might actually spend longer than .5 seconds thinking about possible fucking reprocussions of this shit now.
Oh my goooooddddd this shit is ridiculous. Like, this law has always been complete and utter transphobic bullshit, but here’s the god damn proof it will never work the way these idiots want it to. You cannot determine someone’s gender by the clothes they wear. Fuck, I get misgendered and called a man all the time. Do I need to bring my I.D. next time I take a shit? I am so tired of this garbage. Let people use the damn bathroom they want to.
That’s what it ultimately comes down to, you need ID to use the restroom now, regardless if you are cis or trans.