i have such mixed feelings about that “if you’re cis and don’t reblog this post you’ve made it that much harder for me to trust you”, because on one hand, yes! protect and defend trans women at all costs! if it was just that post i’d have reblogged it god knows how many times!…
i couldn’t stop thinking about this cos i’m a huge nerd
anyway all i wanted to add to this was: if your activism involves greatly upsetting survivors of abuse, it’s not very good activism??? i get that cis feelings aren’t the priority here, but i’m not coming at this from a “your valid point regarding trans politics made me feel guilty”, i’m saying “your valid point regarding trans politics came along with a side order of the same shit my abuse was made up of and i don’t want to see that last thing thanks”
maybe aggravating people’s mental illnesses isn’t a great idea? i’m not saying that post triggers me because i don’t feel like trigger is the right word, but the emotional discomfort that post puts me through is directly tied into my history of abuse, and the saddest part of it all is that that post could have easily existed without that shit.
yeah, look, I never respond too well to anyone telling me I have to do anything. But the losing trust thing really gets me offside because, as is well documented, I have huge emotions regarding being trustworthy and huge trust issues. And also that anyone can reblog anything, like, I have seen a lot of people who aren’t too trans friendly reblog the post, usually for cultural capital. And there’s the thing where that specific post, probably because of the tone of its demand, comes up on my blog every two weeks. I am happy to reblog things I’ve already reblogged, but there is nothing I will reblog that often. I would rather like… focus on my interactions IRL and prove to people that I’m worthy of trust with my actions. Like, it’s an important issue, but anyone tries to manipulate me and I start twitching.