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Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.

Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.

cis truscum


its come to my attention lately that there are a lot more cis truscum than i originally believed.
i have said previously that i have no problem with cis people taking on the truscum label. this was because i knew quite a few blogs of people who were made to believe they were trans when they werent, and they wanted to warn people off that path.
now, things have changed. the cis people who are referring to themselves as truscum, are blogging about truscum, and are talking to others about truscum arent trans at all. and never have had any type of involvement in trans issues.
this, i find, typically happens with ‘real social justice’ or anti-tumblr-sjw people. i understand that our issues are of relevance to their blogs, given what tumblr has done to our discourse. however, it makes me very uncomfortable.
the reason i have a truscum blog is so that i can help other people understand what it actually means to be trans, and to make people question the beliefs of the general tumblr population.
what is the reason for these cis people?
our issues dont affect them.
being truscum, we spend a lot of time as a whole calling out other trans people on misinformation and bad identity politics. we look at other trans people and tell them they are wrong. that makes us already a sensitive issue.
then cis people, regardless of whether they are actually transphobic or not, come and add their voices. cis people are telling trans people they are wrong.
sound familiar?
if you are cis, just stay out of discussions that dont affect you. i realize sometimes what trans people say does affect you sometimes, but most of the time it doesnt. and i dont feel comfortable sharing community designed for trans people with cis people.

You know, I’ve followed you for a rather long while and this is just absolutely disappointing.

I didn’t just one day decide “You know, I’m going to toss myself into the monstrous mess that is the arguing side of tumblr” because I thought it’d be full of shits and giggles. Fiver brought me here and encouraged me to speak because I had things to offer; experience and education that I’ve had led him to believe that I could help and considering a lot of the feedback I receive, I’m led to believe he thought correctly.

I’ve seen you arguing back with a couple other users and you’ve seemed to to try and backpedal a bit and say “No, I meant these specific cis people.” That was no where in your original post, you quite clearly are making a message to all cis truscum and saying, as I may quote:

"if you are cis, just stay out of discussions that dont affect you. i realize sometimes what trans people say does affect you sometimes, but most of the time it doesnt. and i dont feel comfortable sharing community designed for trans people with cis people."

You think there’s shitty truscum? Great, I do too, that’s why I helped create and now run Truscum Dog Squad. But I don’t check to see if they’re cis or trans to decide if they’re being shitty. If they’re going to act problematic, the fact that they’re cis or trans shouldn’t matter, you call them on their shit no matter it. There isn’t a “Well you technically belong here so it’s not as bad if you do it” and if you tell me that that should be a thing well then nevermind this conversation, that’s just wrong. If they’re bullying anti-truscum, then call them on it, don’t nit-pick and decide that they’re doing it because they’re cis because I can assure you, I’ve run into a fair amount of trans people that have done the same.


Please, if me adding my voice to try and support and aid my boyfriend is close friends is suddenly deemed as disagreeable with you, then I have to suggest you unfollow. 



ive NEVER seen a trans headcanon ever even touch the surface of dysphoria before in my life

especially in aus where ~everyone is trans cuz i said so~ like “too rad to be cis” for on

also non-dysphorics dont need representation. you have plenty of it. dysphoric trans people DO need more representation for dysphoric trans people that educates people properly on what dyphoria is and how it can manifest vs the thing people keep perpatrating about dysphoria HAVING to equal a pure hatred rather than a discomfort or disconnect between you and your genitals.

without more and more people going out and saying that, you’re just making dysphorics think that they’re not dysphoric because they dont have a hate of their genitals

i fucking love this post. i want to marry this post. this post is everything i have ever needed.

seriously though, i’m fucking sick and tired of trans characters “just because”. i’m going to shove my first down your throat “just because”. for fuck’s sake, it’s more than some personality trait.

every now and then i say to a friend, “i like to headcanon this character as trans.” my reasons vary; sometimes it seems likely within the realm of the story, sometimes i identify with the character and want to write them facing a struggle i understand; sometimes i just like the idea and make an AU for it. and that means deciding how much dysphoria they would have, how they would deal with it, what stage of transition they’re in, how everyone responds if they even know - it’s a fucking complex thing to put in your work. and it MEANS something, okay, because trans people exist, we’re out here, and we don’t GET that kind of representation. we get post-everything characters with the word trans written once in their backstory, and we get this fucking bullshit “just because” crap where it’s one more label on the fucking label trainwreck that is what these people turn characters into.

i am so fucking PISSED about this issue and i’ve never really talked about it outside of a few private conversations, so i’m glad you said something, s8ertran. i’m really glad you did. it’s about time a post like this gets out there.

maybe some characters have mild dysphoria and everyone is super chill about it, but please, just acknowledge it. don’t use the term without committing to what it actually entails.

Helpful Little Resources

Just a couple of things I picked up in a school training I’ve had to do, figured they’d be good to keep somewhere.


With Circle of 6, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.

The Circle of 6 app for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 friends you choose.

Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two touches lets your circle know where you are and how they can help.

Icons represent actions; so that no one can tell what you’re up to.

Designed for college students, it’s fast, easy-to-use and private.


If you feel that you or a friend may be in an abusive relationship, this free and anonymous app can help you assess the relationship and gauge the level of risk or threat that may exist.

The app also provides national resources for additional support.


The NCAVP is a national coalition dedicated to reducing violence and its impacts on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) individuals and communities in the United States.

The website includes information and resources, as well as a 24-hour hotline.


Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.

Click explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.


This 24-hour online and telephone resource offers real-time, one-on-one support for teens and young adults who may be involved in abusive dating relationships or are concerned for friends or loved ones.

Additional information and resources can be found at


The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) in partnership with 1,100 rape crisis centers across the nation, providing free, confidential advice 24/7.

This page also includes helpful information for supporting friends or finding local counseling and advocacy organizations.


If you think dysphoria is something you can just “get over” you don’t know what dysphoria is.

My mum has made the WORST BRIBE EVER of “If you get all A’s in a semester we’ll get you a horse since hopefully we’ll be moving on some land next year.”

like jfc why do you do this to me do you understand what “Biology Major” means, I am working myself half to death this semester I just want a horse






the southern US genuinely scares me like my map of ‘states i will willingly go to for college’ looks more or less like


if you’re coming to the us this is a good travel guide fyi <3

thats pretty ignorant tbh 

so are the racist and prejudiced people who live in those areas


hahahahHAHAHA welcome to my life



Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.

Do NOT out anyone.

Got it?


this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.






Someone please explain this

No one explain it

Took me a second

Wait what?

I do not get, someone please explain

How the dolphin are you?

How the porpoise are you? 

How the three dolphins are you? 

This episode of spongebob. The video is sped up, but it’s easy enough to see.

Fucking hell, this is turning into the same sort of “I GOT A BITE, LET ME MILK THIS FOR ALL IT’S WORTH” attention-hungry nonsense sort of situations that I usually see from the antis.

Like seriously, let’s chill, everyone’s a bit in the wrong, good grief.