this has been going around in my head
March 10, 2013
this thing on cis privilege and all the things that cis women can do
that i can’t
i’m really not a big believer in privilege lists… but this one
just hits a lot of the shit i’ve been struggling with for my presentation
i feel like i spend so much time daydreaming about how i could look and what I’d buy when i have money for clothes
i think about how my body just can’t… exist in ways that’ll keep me safe when i finally can present as i want
and i know that there some radical left wing women (feminist or not) out there revelling in all the things that endanger me
who would then lambast me for upholding the patriarchy
i think about how i’m spending hundreds of dollars for painful hair removal that I don’t even want or particularly care about
because i have zero chance of having people respecting my femininity unless i do this stuff.
and the androgyny thing… sure. yeah. i’m third gender. i want to exist in a space where i don’t have to be either
it is pretty dangerous for girls like me.
(and.. yeah. I once presented/occupied this space. i know just how dangerous it can get)
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