Some Chatty Broad

Ramblings of a poly, queer, feminist floozy

  • 26th July
    2011
  • 26

transimuse:

ceasesilence:

taylortalkstrash:

transpride:

Bailey is a young FtM transgender. This is a clip from the TV documentary, ‘Transgender Kids.’

I really hope to be a parent of this caliber. Although I wondered about the mom’s pronoun usage.

On the one hand, this is great because it’s spreading awareness. On the other hand:

1) What’s with the creepy music? This is not a clip about a murder. This is a clip about a child being parented in a way that shows hir that they truly love hir, for who ze is. 

2) Why is the only publicity about trans* kids the old “I play with trucks, I never wear dresses, ergo I am a boy” garbage. Sure, that might be true for some people, but you know what? It isn’t for a lot of us, and it’s harmful to cisgender kids and transgender kids who receive these messages that boys play with trucks, when there may well be a small cisgender boy watching who does not play with trucks, prefers dolls, but is a boy nonetheless, or a trans* kid who isn’t sure that she’s trans*, because she does like trucks and sports. I’m tired of this “in order to have people accept transgender people, we have to reinforce harmful sexist stereotypes” nonsense. We don’t have to perpetuate one oppression in order to help stop another.

3) Is it really that fucking hard for the narrator to say “he”? I mean, really?! The mom says “he” except when ze’s talking to the hairdresser or about the kid before he started transitioning. The child clearly says that he’s a boy. USE THE PRONOUN “HE”.

I was getting really irritated to hear the narrator’s repeated use of “she” as well.  5 years living as a boy isn’t enough to warrant a simple change of pronouns for a television viewing audience?  What does that say about the kid being portrayed to those unfamiliar with the concept of trans* identities?

“You might say you’re a boy, but really, we all know what you truly are.”

Frustrating.

That said, the mother’s and sister’s reactions were worth a watch.  

And now I want his haircut.

^ Reblogged for the fantastic comments.

(Source: heyy-faggot)

  1. upintheairwhereballoonspop reblogged this from pensiveoffensive
  2. pensiveoffensive reblogged this from treshbeg
  3. misskey007 reblogged this from kaylahraquel
  4. slowlyshattering reblogged this from heyy-faggot and added:
    I’m reblogging this because my dad actually dated Bailey’s mom for over a year. Bailey is a such a strong person. Maybe...
  5. sara333777 reblogged this from just-trying-to-figure-outarchive
  6. stuffedcheles reblogged this from just-trying-to-figure-outarchive
  7. makrobar reblogged this from just-trying-to-figure-outarchive
  8. just-trying-to-figure-outarchive reblogged this from myheartserised
  9. jaedanae reblogged this from kaylahraquel
  10. cause-im-a-farie reblogged this from pleasedontcallmelhead
  11. itsde-lightful reblogged this from capybaraclotpole
  12. capybaraclotpole reblogged this from merryodel
  13. thenakedandfam0us reblogged this from jjdxoxo
  14. hoescallmejason reblogged this from erinninwonderland
  15. erinninwonderland reblogged this from kaylahraquel
  16. kelseyuncut reblogged this from iwishiwasatraveler
  17. dancingflora reblogged this from macrobust
  18. strideeee reblogged this from miisinterpretation
  19. merryodel reblogged this from macrobust
  20. miisinterpretation reblogged this from amerykah and added:
    I wonder what’ll happen when he develops breasts.. hormone pills or something? hm.
  21. iamloubutt reblogged this from probsthejoker
  22. procrastinationwarzone reblogged this from cakebitte
  23. -dreamof-paradise reblogged this from jjdxoxo
  24. jjdxoxo reblogged this from natalieisamazing
  25. natalieisamazing reblogged this from shittin-roses
  26. iamalavendermenace reblogged this from xoxokillaxoxo