Wednesday, February 07, 2018

I Don’t Think You Have To Tell Us

We know that there are people out there who go out of their way to misgender us. You know the ones… they are the ones who stab you with their words and then they twist the knife.
A new study shows we have a long way to go with how we treat trans folks.
Star Observer
By Jess Jones
February 1, 2018

A new international report shows most people would still misgender and use the wrong pronouns for trans people, with non-binary people faring the worst.

The study by market research group Ipsos surveyed people in 27 countries, including Australia, on their attitudes about trans people, The Financial has reported.

Only two in five people in majority English-speaking countries said they would refer to a trans man or woman by their correct gender pronouns, rather than as the sex they were assigned at birth.

Australia performed relatively well, with just 13 per cent of respondents saying they would call a trans woman ‘he’, and 14 per cent saying they would call a trans man ‘she’.

Americans did the worst, with 22 per cent saying they would intentionally misgender a trans woman and 21 per cent saying they would misgender a trans man.
Yeah we are the worst but still it is only about a fifth of the population that would misgender someone that means four fifths of the people would not.

We are also last in…
America fared poorly in its attitudes about trans people, being the most likely to consider being trans a mental illness (32 per cent) or a sin (32 per cent), and the most likely to think that society has “gone too far” in allowing trans people to live as their true gender (36 per cent).
We know all this.

If you are trans and you don’t integrate into society that easily you know that there are people out there that go out of their way to harass us. It is even worst when you live in certain areas here in the U.S.

If you are trans and you integrate into society easily you probably wonder what’s all the fuss about.

When someone purposely misgender you it is called a “Microaggression” and some of us handle it better than others but others it is like getting stabbed by a thousand pins. Some of us can handle the microaggressions but then at times it could also be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back.”

This is the video that I use in my training…

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