Anonymous asked: If gender is a social construct than isn't being cis or trans all a social construct? I mean if you don't feel dysphoria and thus don't define your identity as trans to be because your brain tells you something is wrong then what are you defining it off of? If it is what you "feel" like, then are you not just "feeling" like whatever is most convenient and acceptable to you? How can you feel like something that doesn't exist?
1. Yes, cisness is a social construct, and transness is a reactionary construct only relevant within the context of the social conception of binary sex/gender. Social constructs impact our lives in very real ways. You will note that money is also a social construct.
2. I’m trans because I do not fit within the construct of cisness, I’m trans because I choose to be, I’m trans because I’ve decided that these things are the most useful to me. And for the record, I do experience dysphoria, but it has more to do with distaste for a world that continually genders me incorrectly than it does with having discomfort with my body.
3. I’m not sure what you mean by “convenient and acceptable”. This is not convenient, and being trans sure as hell isn’t socially acceptable.
4. I do exist.
So where have I been for the past month or so? Being depressed and playing a fuckton of Mass Effect, mostly. Mass Effect has been the only thing keeping me sane lately. (I am currently romancing Thane. It is unavoidably tragic. THE FEEEEEEEELS.)
Anyway, I am back, pretty much, and stuff. Hi Tumblr. Sorry I was gone.
An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures
The show is called ‘All or Nothing’
Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.
my hand slipped
I honestly, honestly think that is some of the reasons why the race parties are such a horrible fad on college campuses. They are carrying on what we did in elementary school. Let’s make culture a party! Everyone bring your cultural food and put on a costume! The racism is present and good percentage of the participants are really expressing deep rooted racism. But some truly don’t want to “understand why it’s wrong” when they are re-enacting what we used to do with culture in elementary schools. Culture was supposed to be fun. “I don’t understand why you are mad now? I thought culture was a party!” Party’s over kids. Put down the head-dress."
— Brian Henry (via theteej)