Are there more transgender women than transgender men? I feel like I hear about trans women all the time, but I can’t name a single trans man, and I don’t know why. I acknowledge that I don’t have all the information, but I am a little curious. (I don’t mean to disparage trans women at all; I just really am curious about the trans men out there.)
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
I will keep reblogging this to point out that disabled people, including men, make 22 cents on the dollar. Mostly because it is legal to pay us below minimum wage, but whatevs.
You can’t pick and choose what parts of feminism you want. You can’t support your queer sisters but not your trans sisters. You can’t support your fat sisters but not your sisters of colour. Being a feminist means creating a positive and equal space for women. The second you start excluding women based on which characteristics you do or do not find appealing you have defeated the whole point of being a feminist.
I think that on National Coming Out Day, I’m going to finally come out to my parents as bisexual. Two of my four siblings already know, so there’s a chance that my parents already know, but I’ve never told them. I’m very nervous, not because I think they’ll hate me or disown me, but because I’m scared they’ll ask me why I’m bisexual—or worse, that they won’t believe me. I sure would appreciate any advice from people who have been through this themselves.