"wait, are you a boy or a girl. i can’t tell."
good. i don’t want you to know. you aren’t allowed. i hope it keeps you awake at night for the rest of your life. i hope on your death bed you think of me and still have absolutely no idea. and your entire afterlife will be you in a room with only my face as your thoughts and an eternal sense of confusion.
Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.
Just overheard a guy telling his friend to cut his banana “because it looks gay eating it whole”
Masculinity is so fragile
hey, fellow trans folk:
unless ftm/mtf are labels that you truly identify with, i’d encourage you not to use them; they reinforce harmful stereotypes about the trans experience. mtf/ftm implies that the genders we were assigned at birth were valid. for some, this may very well be the case, and again, you should use whatever identifiers make you feel comfortable, but the “____ trapped in a ____’s body” is really dated rhetoric; we shouldn’t have to be reductive or misgender ourselves so that cis folk can ~understand us.
instead of ftm, i’d recommend trans man, trans guy, trans boy, transmasculine, etc
instead of mtf: trans woman, trans girl, transfeminine, etc
or you can just call yourselves men and women without the qualifier of being trans. there are so many ways to identify ourselves outside of the weird mtf/ftm dichotomy. not to mention all non-binary trans folk and the myriad ways in which one can identify outside the incredibly limiting binary
and a note for cis folk which i shouldn’t have to say, but i will: DO NOT USE IDENTIFIERS FOR TRANS FOLK OTHER THAN THE ONES THEY’VE SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED