Anonymous asked: If gender is a social construct than isn't being cis or trans all a social construct? I mean if you don't feel dysphoria and thus don't define your identity as trans to be because your brain tells you something is wrong then what are you defining it off of? If it is what you "feel" like, then are you not just "feeling" like whatever is most convenient and acceptable to you? How can you feel like something that doesn't exist?
1. Yes, cisness is a social construct, and transness is a reactionary construct only relevant within the context of the social conception of binary sex/gender. Social constructs impact our lives in very real ways. You will note that money is also a social construct.
2. I’m trans because I do not fit within the construct of cisness, I’m trans because I choose to be, I’m trans because I’ve decided that these things are the most useful to me. And for the record, I do experience dysphoria, but it has more to do with distaste for a world that continually genders me incorrectly than it does with having discomfort with my body.
3. I’m not sure what you mean by “convenient and acceptable”. This is not convenient, and being trans sure as hell isn’t socially acceptable.
4. I do exist.
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your opinions have shaped the world we live in today not being catered to for 83.9 seconds will not fuckin kill you
(Source: blackfemalepresident, via punkderek)