Saturday, November 21, 2015

Do Not....

  • Do not misgender. As the video above explains, to misgender someone means to "refer to someone using a word, especially a pronoun or form of address, that does not reflect the gender they identify with." 
  • She doesn’t date gay men. Gay guys are attracted to... guys. "I'm not a man so I consider myself not only transgender, but I consider myself heterosexual." 
  • You don’t need to have a uterus to be a woman. “For someone to tell me that because I don’t menstruate or don’t have a uterus I’m not considered a woman I feel like that’s rude not only to trans women but also to women in general," Carrera says in the above video.  
  • Trans women are figuring it out as they go along. “I would love for the female population to be more welcoming to us because we need a little bit more help along the way,” she says. Living as their authentic selves also means leaving male privilege behind, which can be a difficult experience for many trans women. 
  • Any person would be lucky to have sex with a trans woman. Sex is sex is sex.Let's not make a big deal of it
  • Respect the privacy of trans people. “When it comes to being in public spaces or where you have to show your I.D. like at the airport or at a night club it can get a little uncomfortable for a transgender woman who hasn’t gone through the process of changing her name and her gender marker because it is a process for us," Carrera says.