i’m getting round to old projects i started. if any of you remember i had this idea ages ago but never ran with it until tonight.
so here are the posters i made :) enjoy!
Best argument against disclosure laws - transphobia
Posts tagged trans*
People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.
I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
even more reasons to love target
The ease of not being aware of privilege is an aspect of privilege itself, what some call “the luxury of obliviousness” (or in philosophy, “epistemic privilege”). Awareness requires effort and commitment. Being able to command the attention of lower-status individuals without having to give it in return is a key aspect of privilege. African Americans for example, have to pay close attention to whites and white culture and get to know them well enough to avoid displeasing them, since whites control jobs, schools, government, the police, and most other resources and sources of power. White privilege gives little reason to pay attention to African Americans or how white privilege affects them.
In other words, as James Baldwin put it “To be white in America means not having to think about it.” We could say the same thing about maleness or any other basis for privilege. So strong is the sense of entitlement behind this luxury that males, whites, and others can feel put upon in the face of even the mildest invitation to pay attention to issues of privilege. “We shouldn’t have to look at this stuff,” they seem to say. “It isn’t fair.”
Hello. I’m glad someone made the effort to create this blog.
This is me, Maddie and my son, Dylan. He’s approaching 17 months old and has more musical ability than me. He also refuses to look at the camera but trust me, he’s pretty cute.
I can’t think of any positive representations of trans people as parents. Wouldn’t it be awesome if loads of people reblogged this tumblr to show that among other things, we can raise some pretty amazing kids.
Oh my god what a babe! I need to see this, positive representations of trans parents. I can’t wait to be a mom!!! This blog is awesome.
Just sharin’ my smoldering sexiness!!! I’ve been trying to get a decent shot of my new swimsuit, and this just fuckin’ nailed it!!!This is a XXL monokini from Old Navy and I totally love it!!!
Thank you to Femma for all your love and support, you showed me what it means to truly love your body and you helped me understand that I have the right to wear whatever I want and feel fucking fabulous! *hugs*