As stupid as most of this is, I can empathize with the frustration behind it. I understand how much it sucks to feel like I can never show any weakness because men are supposed to "man up," and I DEFINITELY know what it feels like to have society assume that just because I have a dick means I want to rape everything all… » 4/14/14 10:27am Monday 10:27am

Hi. I'm a trans person and that quote was pretty obviously obnoxious. They're not just saying "a lot of hormones." They're talking about hormones that I've taken to transition to female, and then it's punctuated with him talking in a higher pitched, femmey voice saying "I feel like a need a bra!" » 4/04/14 10:05am 4/04/14 10:05am

I didn't figure it out until my mid-teens, when I tumbled down the internet rabbit hole and found out that transition was a thing you could do. I spent my childhood with a vague feeling of something being wrong, but my identity never really took focus until I figured that out. » 3/10/14 6:57pm 3/10/14 6:57pm

As a trans person, it sorta bugs me. Because as you hinted, the "I'm a dog trapped in a human's body" line is the kind of derisive "slippery slope" comparison that people make in order to mock the whole concept of transitioning. And I wouldn't mind it so much, but then they start appropriating language (transspecies,… » 3/09/14 7:31pm 3/09/14 7:31pm

I see where you're coming from, and I can agree insofar as Leto didn't "do a bad job" with what he was handed, that there were (and are) trans woman who had to live like that back then, etc. But the inclusion of Rayon in this film bothered me because I don't feel like she was not a complete character at all. She was… » 3/03/14 1:16am 3/03/14 1:16am

Jared Leto is probably going to win an Oscar tonight, and I feel weird …

(Update: Called it!) If you belong to a minority group, you've probably seen at least one movie with a character portrayed by an actor who doesn't belong to your group. Whether it's a white person playing a person of color, a straight person playing a queer person, or Tom Cruise playing any normal human being,… » 3/02/14 8:15pm 3/02/14 8:15pm

The comments on the Tim Gunn MP article are kinda bumming me out

I don't really have high hopes for the comments on ANY trans-related article, but I'm pretty amazed that people are willing to ignore blatantly shitty things about trans people just because they don't like the fashion industry and/or like Tim Gunn. Like, what the fuck? If it had been a GOP congressman saying anything… » 2/25/14 3:05pm 2/25/14 3:05pm