"This is Coy Mathis, a transgender 6 year old living in Colorado. It just so happens that my brother is in her class at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colorado. When I asked my brother how he felt about Coy he said, “She’s got really cool hair and we play on the slides at recess.” I asked what he thought about Coy’s decision to be a girl and he said, “She is a girl. She just got the wrong body on accident.” How is a 6 year old more understanding and accepting of her than many of the adults at Eagleside Elementary?"
-Courtney (via Have A Gay Day)
It drives me up the wall when adults discriminate against LGBTQIAP+ children, ESPECIALLY trans and non-binary children, and excuse it with “well my child would be confused.”
No, children are still learning about the world every day. They can learn about ALL genders and gender expressions and experiences so easily because they have much less transphobia to unlearn first.
Children can get it. Children can understand. And Adults need to stop using children to mask their own ignorance.
When my friends told me they didn’t believe in feminism I got so upset I nearly cried right there and then over fucking drinks in a horrible Wetherspoons in Camden. I tried my best to explain to them what the heart of feminism really is, what it truly means to call oneself a feminist. They continued to only hear the radical extremist, often TERF opinion of feminism, which is in no way ACTUAL feminism. I’m so, so heartbroken by anyone of any gender identity, race or lifestyle saying that they don’t believe in feminism. Along with the endless plight of fighting the cause of Queer people, Trans people, people with Mental Health issues, Racial Minorities, LGB people, anyone who identifies with outsider culture, anyone oppressed by the while male privilege standard of modern living, gender equality will be fought.
I have come this far in the battle of trying not to harm myself, trying not to wish myself dead, and now I’ve reached a point in which I’m more alive than ever.
Feminism will live forever in the blood of my peers and I. I won’t rest until I’ve made a positive change on this Earth.