PolicyMic spoke with the freed activist to clear up the biggest misconceptions trans women face.
CeCe McDonald would like to clear up a few myths about trans women. In a recent interview with PolicyMic, the young transgender activist dismantled seven myths that are commonly held.
A little background - CeCe was incarcerated for 41 months after defending herself against a transphobic assault. Since release, she has channelled her experiences into activism, raising awareness of the ways that transgender people and everyone else can be mistreated by the criminal justice system.
"I never even notice the wheelchair."
“When I look at you, I don’t see the wheelchair.”
“Wheelchair. What wheelchair?”
Behold, my fellow persons with disabilities! I have successfully figured out why so many able-bodied people are terrified of us. They look at us and see random people floating several feet in the air in a sitting-position while demonically jerking our arms to move around!
so i just met stephanie beatriz and chatted to her about the ladies on the show bc this is ALL I CARE ABOUT and then i mentioned headcanoning rosa as queer and she was like ‘yeah totally i think rosa goes and gets what she wants and isn’t bothered by things like gender’
My name is Allie. I am an Autistic college student getting ready to move out of my parents’ house, which is an extremely unhealthy environment for me. I qualify for financial aid that will cover most of the cost of tuition, textbooks, rent, etc. Unfortunately, it’s not quite enough. Unless I…
Ever since I created MediAvengers, I’ve had a lot of requests for things that don’t yet exist in the MCU, and seeing as the blog is strictly MCU only, this can get a little frustrating, particularly when I have to let these fans down.
Slept from 6-11 after not sleeping the night before. Woke up, watched some West Wing, ate some pierogies, got chilli cooking for tonight’s dinner, and now back to sleep.
Oh I also tried to unclog my kitchen sink and mostly failed. It’s a two part sink and only one is down. When I looked under the sink… The clogged side? Has a pretty crapped out seam and is leaking. As soon as I get dishes caught up I’ll need to get ahold of the landlord sigh. Going to keep trying the baking soda and vinegar in the mean time.
I hate that my body is pulling crap on me.hate it. Hate hate hate it.
On the plus side the chilli in the slowcooker/crockpot is already smelling good, I just hope it cooks down well by dinner.
I’m not sure what to think of this designer. His portfolio seems okay, but I’m like 90% sure he’s gay and I honestly don’t have the patience to deal with that in the long-term.
A client who accidentally CC’d me in an email to his colleague after inquiring about a project. (via clientsfromhell)
Do you think that your 16 year old daughter hasn’t masturbated already? Like, do you really think there’s anything in that scene that this chick hasn’t already tried when the lights go out at night, or in the bathroom, or in the tub, or with the shower head or something like that? I’m telling you, man, I’m not teaching this broad anything new. If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates.
Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings. (via kevinnj)
My dad just said: at your age you’ll probably wanna try a lot of things. Boys, girls, being a girl, being a boy, being punk or goth or spunky. And im okay with that. As long as you don’t come home and tell me youre a republican