Almost All Of The Debate About Trans People Is Really About Behavioral Differences/Dialects, Accents— the Language of Gender
It’s behavior folks.
The cis are more than a bit unaware of their own — lmfao
Why do transphobes hate trans women?
Because they think they act like men.
Why do transphobes hate trans men?
Because they think they act like women.
Why do people hate non-binary folks?
Because they act like everything and nothing.
Some trans people seem to approach this problem
In different ways. You’ve got
The “trans women are women” folk
Who will mansplain why trans women are the most womanly women in the history of pussy
And you’ve got the “trans men are valid” folks
Who are— honestly — silent.
Meanwhile— back in the real world
On the streets of every suburb
There roam trans people
As far as the eye can see
Every. Single. Suburb. Folks.
Ain’t none of us special.
How is it that we’re all
Blending in so easily?
Is it passing?
Is it passing privilege ?
For some, maybe
But for any and all of the rest of us
Who don’t necessarily look like
Ken or Barbie—
Most of us just learn how to act differently
We learn new mannerisms and we have to navigate
New conversations with new challenges and shifting perspectives
From ourselves as well as everyone else.
We learn how to act the way we’ve always felt
That way people respond
To how you’re expressing yourself.
Two dialects of the same language —
People can tell
When you first move
That you have an accent
But after a while—
You are either unable to adapt
Or you blend right in—