If your “advocacy” for trans men involves competing with, ostracizing or further marginalizing trans women, it’s not advocacy, it’s transmisogyny.
And yes, it is ENTIRELY POSSIBLE to advocate for trans men and transmasculine people without doing this. In fact, it’s absolutely integral, because the oppressive forces that marginalize trans women marginalize trans men, and vice versa.
Transmasculine oppression and transfeminine oppression are two sides of the same coin. It is only by acknowledging these perpendicular axis of oppression that we can understand the necessary solidarity that will get us through.


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26 Jul
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of alarms about invasive species, maybe even about specific invasive species in your area. But I bet no one has taken the time to explain what it means for a species to be “invasive”. 🧵
To understand what makes a species "invasive", we must first understand the opposite. This is usually described as what makes a species "native", but as this term is co-opted from indigenous people, I will use the term "endemic" for this thread.
What makes a species "endemic" is that this species has existed in a specific area for a long period of time. How long? Well, that depends.
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I have my full name, Alexander, listed because when I went by Alex on the site every vendor assumed I was a woman, because heaven forbid a MAN have any investment in his own wedding!
And then I get to correct them when they assume I’m marrying a woman. Once they meet us, I can watch them calculating which is “really the woman” in the relationship. They usually decide it’s me bc I’m friendlier/more talkative with strangers and I handle the communications.
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Hey researchers, listen up!
Here’s a crash course thread on writing gender questions from a trans person who has designed surveys before.
We criticize this a lot, but rarely do we show what is correct, so in this thread I’ll do my best to do that. 🧵
Firstly, do you want to ask your research question about sex, or about gender, or about something else entirely? The best advice I can give is this: be specific.
If you’re asking questions about uterine health, ask if your participant has a uterus, not for their gender. If you’re researching gender bias, ask about gender. If you simply need sex statistics, ask about sex.
Think critically about what information you want.
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19 Jul
If you consider yourself a radical or an opponent of colonialism or United States’ ongoing imperialism, stop financially supporting Marvel.
Firstly, I'll say this; all media is propaganda. Every piece of media is made with purpose, and without critically thinking about what that purpose is, and who it benefits, we as consumers are being influenced.
So let's ask the question; why was Marvel created? Or, let's go even further back, and ask, why were comics created?
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My thread recently made it to the front page of Twitter, and had nothing to do with my transness. I had the same experience.
@Twitter @TwitterSupport Is hate against trans people ever ruled a violation against your policies? Or are you perfectly content to profiteer off of trans creators while not even doing the barest amount to protect us from abuse?
My inbox this morning was full of accusations about my mental state, accusations that I was a child abuser, and more. I reported these messages.
Every. Single. One. Was ruled not in violation of your policies.
Why are trans people not a protected group? @Twitter
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Put simply, my scientific mission is this; to keep shit (sometimes literal) out of your drinking water.
This field means that I dabble in a lot of sub-fields that are tangentially related, and have a decent understanding of a wide range of scientific disciplines!
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