friendly reminder that trans people who choose not to update their gender on facebook to include their trans identity are still trans.
friendly reminder that trans people are not “lying” or “deceiving” anyone by selecting “female” or “male” without any qualifiers.
friendly reminder that trans people do not owe anyone a public declaration of their gender or trans-ness.
friendly reminder that trans people’s safety and wellbeing is always the first priority.
Anonymous asked: Why have you changed from a blog based on a Myers-Briggs test to a rights activist blog?
It has been a ‘rights activist blog’ FOR A YEAR. FOR A WHOLE YEAR. Genuinely, it all started to fall apart EXACTLY a year ago, so you have extraordinary timing! Why have you decided to wonder that now?
This is the last thing I EVER post on the subject, if you’re so interested, please refer to these dates:
days around that as well
Here is the post that launched the weed thing
Please check the source as well, not all regular posts are mine, but rather submissions.
I would also like it to be noted that on that February 15 while I was getting attacked for disagreeing and for letting depressed people have an outlet in a way that people who have overcome depression didn’t agree with, my aunt - who raised me and for all intents and purposes was like my mother - died while I was out of the country and unable to get back home for another 2 weeks.
I closed submissions on March 1st and posted all received up until then, and people are still submitting confessions now.
I also made REPEAT attempts to get new mods somehow, which failed. There is now a <http://infjconfess.tumblr.com”>new confessions blog</a> which I have posted about.
If people don’t like this, then don’t follow and that’s that. Yet 3000 people still follow this blog, most of which care about feminism, queer rights, racial issues and other subjects which is what I post about. Others, may need to hear encouragement now and then which is something I also post and everybody likes cute animals and that’s a day brightener.
I will not post anything after this for quite a while, hoping that people who mistakenly arrive here can see the situation for what it is and choose to just unfollow maybe, instead of trying to fix things like INFJs like to do.
I will not look at the notes, and the inbox is closed as of this moment.
Thank you to all who have stuck around, sorry for everything and please don’t be dicks to INFJs just because you can’t be dicks to non-INFJs and like to be dicks to yourselves.
Woman thrown in men’s prison with no charges or accusations of a crime.
A trans woman was thrown in a Canadian jail yesterday. In a men’s jail. Because she’s trans and they don’t know what to do if she’s not allowed in the country.
She didn’t break the law or commit a crime beyond accidentally overstaying her Visa last time she visited. They denied her entry into the country, a not uncommon diplomatic practice.
But instead of putting her in a detention center, something that would be less like jail and more like a cheap hotel, they threw her in a men’s prison.
They took a woman. A woman who is very, very obviously a woman.
And they put her in jail. With men.
And she’s now in a men’s prison until they can figure out that she deserves the same basic dignities any other human should, not the least of which being to be kept somewhere that isn’t literally a prison full of rapists and murderers.
I’m sick of this. I’m sick of trans women being treated like shit because people don’t know better and if you follow this blog I like to think you do to. Let’s do something about it.
Change.org petitions result in a large number of e-mails being sent, but all from one address. I want to see how many we can get sent on our own - it’s a few seconds to help a trans women be treated decently.
Copy the following e-mail, then click this link and paste, and you’ll send an e-mail to the Canadian Department of Correction’s Ontario Press Representative urging this matter to be resolved quickly.
Dear Mr. Kyle Lower,
Avery Edison has been detained by your officers and put into a men’s prison. She has committed no crime. Placing trans women in harms way, or treating them like they are lesser citizens because of their trans status, is barbaric and against Canada’s human rights laws. Please, before this outrage becomes an atrocity, release Avery Edison from men’s prison, treat her with the basic dignities of who she is and adjust your policies on transgender issues like this going forward.
(highlight and replace with name)
They call us faggots because they think of us as kindling, our existences just something to be burned away. Let’s not succumb to that line of thinking. Let’s light a few fires ourselves.
Please, spread this if you can. Let’s get this as far as possible.
I don’t care how you self identify - gay activist, radical feminist, christian, muslim, jewish, hindu, atheist, liberal, conservative, socialist, fascist - this is a woman being thrown in a prison with men and she committed no crime. This is basic morals.
Please share this. Every e-mail helps.
I emailed and received the following reply:
Apologies, but the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) does not have an Avery Edison under its jurisdiction. CSC is responsible for offenders who receive sentences of two years or more. If you are looking for someone who may be serving time in a jail, please contact Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
A/Regional Communications Manager, Ontario
Correctional Service of Canada