Friday, November 20, 2009

Transgender Day of Rememberance

A day that wish did not exist or at least came to be under different circumstances. This day exists as a time to remember those who dared to defy the gender they were born into. This day exists to remember those who dared to defy the gender they were born into by changing their gender. This day exists to remember those who dared to defy the gender they were born into by changing their gender in a world where such changed is met with death.

Each person that is killed (harassed, abused, assaulted, etc....) is another reason why this day must exist. There is simply no reason that such sparks are being extinguished simply because they are not burning in specific manner determined by society. Every spark is unique and every spark is beautiful.

Transmisogyny and transmisandry are the poison that make this day necessary. They are excuses people use when attacking a person for not performing the gendered body they were born into They are the reason there are activists efforts exist to make this world a safer place for transgender people. Once such evil and hatred is removed perhaps one day this day will no longer be needed to bring attention to live lost. Hopefully one day this world will become a safe place for transgender people.

For those who wish to read up on this day and learn should take a look at these links:

Questioning Transphobia

Womanist Musings

Deeply Problematic

Feministe

Shapely Prose

Raising My Boychick

Random Babble

The Curvature

The f-word
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