You never know when you might get contacted by Al-Jazeera to be a part of a segment their having on their online show.
Because no matter how small a part or contribution you might give, it’s still Al-fucking-Jazeera.
… Oh well. Should I take solace in the fact that the segment pitched to me was ‘YouTube as a community space for transgender youth, and with video blogging’ but looking up the site, they broadened it to trans youth in general? OR SHOULD THAT MAKE ME FEEL WORSE? IDK.
Opportunities squandered I guess.
Wizardgalebjd is a fucking transphobic piece of shit who thinks they’re allowed to long rants of stupid bull crap about how trans-doll are okay even though they fetish people. No one wants to listen to your little cissy self so do us all a favor and get out. People like you don’t belong, and your dolls are cheap face up/no face up ugly little turds which probably just as hollow and cheaply made like you. You don’t belong in a hobby like this, your bull and dolls prove it. Get out.
And here we have an example of what appear to be trans people who think their trans-ness is a valid excuse for their stupid and hatefully dickery~!
Note how they go attack someone over their being cis and stating what a good number of trans people in the hobby have also said! Watch as they scream transphobia and throw out random accusations without any justification, and attack the person in contention with them purely on the basis of their being cisgender! And what’s this? Ooooh, low blows and irrelevant personal attack on them and their dolls! What WONT the OP resort to, I wonder?
And we’re in for a treat! The notes reveal another self-righteous warrior type! Oh boy, what a treat folks, we might get to see more radical immature behaviour today, so lets all keep our eyes peeled and watch the hatefulness come rolling in!
Just an observation, but I’ve noticed there are a lot of trans people in the hobby, although I hardly ever see people like this in my day-today life. Are dolls like this attractive to people who are trans because you are able to customise your doll and ‘fix’ the gendered parts of them, factors you don’t necessarily have as much control over as a human?
I am so sorry you have to put up with the shittastic replies or over the top rage and vitrol from some of these people, Anon.
Pay them no heed as their anger stems from a lack of reading comprehension of certain turn of phrases you used in your confession.
I get the feeling you feel like there are many trans people in the hobby because there is a distinctly more visible presence here than in other spaces. But truth be told, if you were more exposed to the trans population, you’d see that there aren’t actually that many of them in the hobby.
I do not doubt that on some level, the flexible gender expression and sexual characteristics of a doll come into play as part of their appeal. Not that that is the main or only motivator, but generally, any medium or platform that allows customising the presentation of a character greatly appeals to trans people, given that they often feel a lack of freedom to have this in their own lives. At least less so than that of a cis person.
The idea of living vicariously through a doll and fixing what you believe you are not yet able to about yourself is one possible appealing draw, but mind, that can apply to anyone who has any form of dissatisfaction with their ability to express themselves.
A lot of motivators you might think trans people might have for gravitating to this hobby is no different than that of any one else, bu I can honestly understand why you feel there is a correlation or that there are trends.
I think a more interesting question is what that is that there are disproportionately more FAAB (female assigned at birth) trans people than there are MAAB (male assigned at birth) trans people. This could be because the number of FAAB trans people on tumblr in general is much higher, but I do actually think their upbringing as female has a significant contribution to their exposure to the hobby and openness to accepting they like things deemed ‘girly’. (That is to say, the social conditioning to be more accepting of what is seen as feminity.)
And since you’re probably wondering, yes, there are as many excessively angry trans people outside the hobby as there are in.
Yeah, 5 months is all I lasted. The night shift is killing me. Hahahahaa.
In other news, I’m now a ball jointed doll collector. I own 3 of those awesome fuckers. But I gotta stop spending so much on them, it’s crazy.
In other other news, PinoyFTM apparently has a slot to attend the WPATH (World… Professional(?) Association on Transgender Health?) Symposium in Bangkok and I was offered the chance to go to represent us.
Too bad it looks like it’s going to conflict with my resignation schedule. I would have LOVE to go. But then again, is it for the better that the staunchly transsexual loudmouth of the group (I mean me) is not the first rep these guys see from our group? LOL
Leave us trans* people the fuck alone you sack of shit
Transsexual man here. Still think cishet is some class A bullshit.
It’s literally short for cisgender heterosexual. It’s not a slur.
Congrats on the internalized transphobia though.
How is that internalized transphobia?
I don’t know how people on tumblr deny they’re using it as a slur. I have never seen a person use the portmanteau without a hint of malice and derogatorily.
No, it is not historically used as a slur, but do people expect the rest of us to believe they use the term neutrally?
Pffft. Yeah, fucking right.
What is wrong with singular they?
How is it misgendering if someone calls you neutral singular they instead of ze/hir/wtfever when they both express gender neutrality?
Oh god underworks changed their website and I dont think they sell the binder I want anymore. WHERE DID THEIR FTM SECTION GO?
Yeah, I’m wondering where they put the doublefront at.
Just in case there are those who aren’t aware, Underworks has always had 2 versions of their site. Formerly, it used to be www.underworks.com and ftm.underworks.com, most people I knew couldn’t tell because the sites looked EXACTLY alike.
Now, ftm.underworks.com redirects www.f2mbinders.com, which instead of just being an exact mirror, actually shows the products on trans dudes and is branded differently. Compare for example, the above link to this one also of what was formerly called Double Front Compression 997.
If you were to ask me WHY they’ve got two versions selling the same products, that, I couldn’t say for sure tho. :))
It just makes me wonder since we share enough culture and they share even more in common with Thailand which is just as active in lobbying for trans issues or more so than we are.
Makes me wonder.
I find it really funny that my first expedition to a gay bar happens here in Cambodia.
Like back home, most local boys in the prowl for foreigners are uber twinky.
There was a drag show though. That was good. The performers were all really energetic and even friendly when Jess asked them for pics.
The perpetual downside just is that Jess and I probably always look like a straight couple. OTL
Sometimes, I feel like I want a relationship bad enough to do all the things I usually consider ridiculously pathetic.
Because I really wanna know what it’s like to be in one.
But then again, the only thing I don’t consider ‘desperate’ is if it happens in the slow friendship to slow attraction to slow realization to slow courtship formula. Because I’m weird and romantically foolish that way.
What if I agreed to go out with a couple of those straight boys back in highschool, I wonder. Or that perky girl. Hmmm.
It’s not even the trans thing that’s the hindrance, imo. I think it’s the weight or even more likely the fact that I find it so difficult to relate to most people here. But damned if the trans thing isn’t a close third. Or wait, is it forth?
Things people need to get over: My weird personality > My appearance > Homosexuality > Transgenderism > Asexuality
Yep, fourth. Dammit take me to North America where you can find people attracted to shorty pudgy non sexual southeast asian dudes.