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So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.
I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film without warning of what’s in it. I’ll explain why below.
TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.
there is absolutely no reason to “choose” to not be a cishet wtf
i can think of plenty of reasons. for one, being non-cishet is so much more Fun and Cool
lol made a post about this kind of thing op is doing last night
choosing a label that suits you is not “choosing” your sexuality or gender
it’s discovering and deciding something important about yourself and using the word “choose” or “choice” or anything of that matter is used against us because of people who decide that we’re simply choosing to love members of the same sex and that we can simply stop and it’s used to strip us of our rights and kick us out of our homes when we tell people “i can’t stop” and they assume we’re quoting miley fucking cyrus rather than telling the truth and that no, i can’t just stop being attracted to men, and i refuse to be sorry
like, i get what your post is saying (though it would be nice to have receipts on “truscum” sending death threats and not just people on anon, but whatever) but it’s not a choice. you can choose to explore your sexuality or your gender expression. but that doesn’t mean realising you’re bi or lesbian or trans is a choice, just that you chose a path to discover that about yourself.
please don’t use the word “choice” because it is systematically used to keep us oppressed.
please don’t use the phrase “i chose this” because it only fuels people like my family who is in the process of kicking me out and are being “accepting” by giving me a few months to find a place to live and are being “great people” by not beating me half to death where i stand.
if you truly believe that it’s just a choice and that one can just turn on and off an attraction to the same sex or choose to be straight or cis, i would appreciate it if you just… left LGBT spaces. i don’t normally say that sort of thing because hey even if i don’t agree with someone’s politics, they deserve a safe space. but that attitude is directly harmful and ostracising and you can sure as hell choose to not go to those places because i refuse to let people like you take places like that away from me when i am actively being stripped of support in my real life and not by choice.
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