BunnyBop

5

BunnyBop wrote (edited )

My ass. It is completely arrogant to come into a place, ask for a history, and then demand specific evidence as if the person who answered you was on trial. This isn't a court. If there were a decision to be made on the basis of this evidence, that would be one thing, but that's not the case. We're not deciding some community measure here, and if Hyolobrika is anything like the other rationalitybros I've seen over the years, they're only here to masturbate to their own perceived intelligence.

Edit: I don't think I've made my point well in the above paragraph so let me state it outright: it's fucking rude to expect someone to stop and do the work of putting specific evidence in front of you when they're not making any arguments.

3

BunnyBop wrote

Unfortunately, no. I would if I had a group of like minded individuals to team up with, but there aren't any in my area, as far as I know. I have no experience in organizing so I don't want to start one out of fear of both fucking it up and drawing attention to myself.

I've wanted to be a part of some recentish protests but my anxiety and the fact that I would be going on my own has scared me away.

There is one group of organizers I've heard about in a town an hour away, but I haven't heard good things about them and other anti-fascist groups have denounced them, so I haven't checked them out.

9

BunnyBop wrote

I wouldn't know how to classify my mom, tbh. She votes solidly Dem and hates Trump yet believes poor people shouldn't get assistance beyond two years (because that's the estimated time to complete a technical degree for a full time student), even if they have kids.

She also thinks Native Americans are poor and marginalized because they cling to their cultures too much. This is a white woman who believes she has Cherokee ancestry and has a collection of Native American themed items and books on fake Indiginous spirituality, because she fetishizes their cultures while expecting them to abandon it for money. She makes me pretty sick.

Idk my dad, so your guess is as good as mine.

9

BunnyBop wrote

I've gotten a breast reduction surgery, which actually happened before I realized I was non-binary, but it's made binding possible, whereas it really wasn't before. I don't know if I'll have a complete top surgery, I'm a little torn on it, but I definitely want my uterus out.

6

BunnyBop wrote

Alex Jones wasn't censored, you dumb shits. He posted his bullshit on websites knowing their terms of service and he chose to violate them. If the government demanded they be taken down, then we could talk about censorship. You are not owed a platform on someone else's medium.

How come you shits only ever bitch about right-wingers free speech? I have never once in my life seen someone who defends right-wingers complain about the right's attempts to suppress left-wing speech. You're completely disingenuous and we see right through you.

2

BunnyBop wrote

These are beautiful and really freakin' accurate. Looking at them after having glasses for a little over a decade, I wonder how I got along without them at all. My eyesight started to go bad in the third grade and really declined in the fourth. It happens so gradually that you don't notice a difference so I didn't realize I couldn't see. I didn't get glasses until 7th grade and even colors looked different because they weren't all blurred together. Looking at trees for the first time with glasses and being able to see individual leaves was amazing to me.

3

BunnyBop wrote

I already told you we don't need you to translate for us. The fact that you continue to argue even though the people in this thread, some of which are trans, have told you to knock it off is disrespectful.

I haven't even mentioned the implied assertion that we should just take cis people in good faith but I think I will now. Cis people don't deserve that and doing so can be dangerous for the most marginalized of us. If I just give a cis person the benefit of the doubt when they say skeevey things, it could end up badly for me if I am ever put in a vulnerable position, even moreso for other trans people. Cis people have not earned the right to have the benefit of the doubt and they will not get it from me.

6

BunnyBop wrote

I was gonna point out point by point why the stuff you're saying is still transphobic or at least massively ignorant but I'm just going to summarize cause I'm tired.

-Trans people don't have "mismatched" bodies. While a lot of trans people do want changes to their bodies, saying their bodies are or were "mismatched" sounds like they aren't or weren't really their gender. People are the sex and gender they say they are. Example: a trans woman who hasn't transitioned is still a woman and is female. It also erases trans people who, for various reasons, don't want to change their bodies.

-I really would rather not be considered "cool and admirable" for being trans. It's not a fucking fashion trend. I just want to live as my gender. Instead of admiring me for "being brave", just make it easier for me to be in the world.

-Including physical requirements for womanhood or manhood or whatever gender a person is is transphobic. I don't even need to explain this.

4

BunnyBop wrote

As someone who would probably like to read this myself (even though I'm about a decade out of high school), I think illustrating points with excerpts from books would be helpful. It would help clarify and also give a resource for further reading when the student is ready for more than 101 analysis. Also, it could feature writers, like those that can be found online and elsewhere, whose work they could follow regularly so they can keep up with the conversations happening now.

I think having a zine of this nature in high schools would itself spark conversation, so reviewing talking points and questions that students who aren't familiar with anti-racism and decolonization would ask could be helpful.

Reply to comment by /u/Tequila_Wolf in Friday Free Talk by /u/ThreadBot

7

BunnyBop wrote (edited )

Not much, but not so little that I would be considered below the poverty line for a single person with no kids in my country. It's still not enough to get by easily on my own, so I live with a parent and help them pay bills that they struggle with anyway. I also help my grandparent out since she only has social security to live off of.

I've helped other people out with survival before but I'm being overwhelmed by bills and can't afford to anymore. Otherwise, I might be able to help with some projects or contribute to other peoples' needs.

3

BunnyBop wrote (edited )

Being both trans and fat, I've noticed a similarity in one particular argument that is used by transphobes and fatphobes alike and appears in this very thread. It's the "biology" argument.

"It's not my personal opinion, it's just biology!"

Both use it to justify harassing trans and fat people and to deny them agency over their own bodies and/or identities. It's driven by disgust and, ironically, a complete apathy towards trans people's and fat people's wellbeing.

I've seen plenty enough of fatphobes to know their concern trolling about my health is disingenuous. They use the health argument, not because they want to support my health, but as a way to retroactively justify their disgust towards my body, a disgust that results in negative health outcomes for fat people: depression and anxiety which can lead to more weight gain, health concerns not being taken seriously by doctors, disordered eating.

And do you think fatphobes care about the negative health outcomes that fat-hate perpetuates? Hell no. You just watch. Every response will be some rendition of "b-b-but biology says this is unacceptable!"

Here's the thing, my dude. Health is different to each individual. My health as an able-bodied person is going to be different than the health of a disabled person, for example, and there's nothing wrong with either of those states of being unless the owners of those bodies say so. Biology says excess fat results in certain health outcomes. It doesn't say experiencing these health outcomes. is unacceptable or that not having disease is ideal. That was something society decided. The thing is, you don't have to go along with what society says. You can reject that narrative of fat-hate. You've decided not to.

So before you go spouting off about what biology says again, do me a favor and shove it up your ass.