Friday, December 28, 2018

My Weekend Crush

As enduring all those truly terrible comments (and some that continue to trickle in) on my post about AfterEllen’s two-year turn descent into full-on transphobia, please enjoy this advertisement from the Philippines instead. I know, I know – beauty products are in the business of selling you beauty products. But even if Pantene ultimately just wants to sell us all more shampoo – they’re selling all of us shampoo. Not just cis-men and women. But also trans men and women. Also nonbinary folks. Basically just everyone who wants shiny, healthy hair. And that, in and of itself, is beautiful.

I really can’t fathom lesbians, gay men and anyone else on the LGBTQ spectrum who turn their backs on their trans brothers and sisters. Can’t you see the exact same fear-mongering and bigoted stereotypes were used to discredit gays and lesbians not that long ago? They’re a threat to children! They’re going to prey on me in the locker room! I don’t care what you do in your bedroom, just don’t be so gratuitous about it in public! Ugh, why do you have to talk about it all the time? Can’t we just have someplace of our own where we can be with our own kind without them ruining everything?

Once more, with so much feeling – equal rights aren’t pie. If one group is granted civil rights, it does not mean you take them away from someone else. It just means finally the pie is big enough for everyone to have their rightful slice. And, again, don’t worry lesbians who don’t like trans women – no trans woman wants to date you. Trust me on this. Not a one. May we leave this kind of exclusionary thinking in 2018, with the rest of the garbage. Happy inclusive and beautifully shiny haired weekend, all.

13 comments:

Shasta said...

👏👏👏👏👏👏💪💪💪🌈🌈🌈🌈

Carmen SanDiego said...

Have a great weekend DS and a great rest of the year too

Anonymous said...

DOROTHY, YOU ROCK !!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Unknown said...

Well said Dorothy 🤗🤗🤗

lcn said...

I can ally with trans folk politically without having to "suck girl dick or die crying", thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just an aside. The Phillipines has some of the worst pollution in the world. Industrial etc. This is possibly the reason for their larger than normal Trans population. Those chemicals affect the sexual development of the fetus and wreak all kinds of havoc. Not a fan of children being introduced to gender transformation either creepy and weird.

Anonymous said...

Good point about chemicals and pollution. I have also heard that. OMy concern is that trans folks are purposely trying to fracture the lesbian community. They are infiltrating not because of inclusion purposes but actually these are men who are trying to divide lesbians. They are jealous of us.

Kym Williamson said...

yes and brown ppl are trying to take over America and divide the whiteness. They are jealous that white people have been ruling class for so long so they want to be on top. As a result, white power rallies must be held. Hate crimes must increase and racist language must be used as much as possible. Rinse, wash repeat and insert what ever ism or phobia you want. It's all the same argument. There were actual studies on brown and black people that came to the asinine conclusion that they are less intelligent and have to be led and therefore didn't deserve to be treated the same. Yeah gotta love science comes up with some zingers.

Helena said...

Well said Dorothy , and must confess I'm crying because of an ad :) Have a great weekend.

Willow said...

Shaking my head at some of the rhetoric against Trans people. I always thought gays and lesbians were smarter than hetero ... Really doubting that now. Sad.

Panty Buns said...

Kudos to you. I love this beautiful video, your thoughts and your sentiments.
Thank you for being you.
Best wishes for a wonderfully happy and loving year 2019.

https://full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

Thanks!! Well said and go Pantene! When one of those among us are oppressed, all of us are oppressed...

Nici75 said...

Once again, DS nails the issue. Well said!

To the 2 Anonymous idiots---Well, I said it already, didn't I? Bears repeating though: you're idiots. Your comments of so idiotic that dismissal is all they warrant. Avaunt, ye narrow-minded twerps-- Breitbart's more your speed.

Has anyone else noticed that the anti-trans bunch all seem to be the kind who should wear those ridiculous red caps?