“"Shemale" is a term used to erase and invalidate a trans woman’s identity as a female or fetishize us. It’s not funny. Words like "tranny" and "shemale" are not funny or cute. They’re cruel and derisive. You’re no trans ally if you use them. "Trap" is a word created to imply that trans women are deceiving men for sex. It propagates the fear that gets us murdered. Trans people asking folks to stop using "tranny" isn’t censorship/word-policing. We’re just asking to not be verbally bashed.”
@MariTheTNF (via gwydionmisha)
READ THIS. READ IT AGAIN. READ IT THREE MORE TIMES. BURN THIS INTO YOUR BRAIN. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS AS WELL AS YOU KNOW YOUR OWN NAME.