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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 26 years old, a feminist, liberal, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
Council of Europe tells 29 member countries coerced sterilization of transgender people is a major human rights abuse, urges action
Twenty-nine countries in Europe are insisting transgender people are sterilized before their true gender is recognized in law.
That represents a major abuse of human rights and must stop, says a new report from the Council of Europe.
In many European countries, sterilization or sex reassignment surgery or both are a requirement for the country to legally recognize a transgender person in his or her new gender.
While gender reassignment surgery may incidentally cause someone to become sterile, some countries also insist on sterilization.
Richard Köhler, policy and capacity officer for Transgender Europe (TGEU) told Gay Star News: ‘Forced sterilization is a reality for a lot of trans people in a lot of countries. Trans people are the only group in Europe who are prescribed by law to go through sterilization.
‘The debates have shown conservatives are really afraid of the “pregnant man” so they want to insist on sterilization.’
While some people want full gender reassignment surgery, others recognize the operations are complicated and can be traumatic and either don’t want to complete that process or are not capable of doing so.
But by insisting on full sterilization before you can be legally registered with your true, new gender identity the rules at present deny people the right to decide what they do with their own bodies.
*yells* STOP CENTERING YOUR MISANDRY ON PENISES OH MY GOD????? IT INVALIDATES TRANS WOMEN, YOUR SISTERS, WHO SUFFER FROM THE PATRIARCHY JUST AS MUCH IF NOT MORE THAN YOU, AND NOT ONLY INVALIDATES TRANS MENS IDENTITIES, BUT LETS THEM CONTINUE TO GORGE THEMSELVES ON MALE PRIVILEGE AND FACE NO REPERCUSSIONS
I don’t know if I’d say they have a vagina fetish, but. Kind of hard to call yourself a lesbian when men are included in your dating pool. I mean, occasionally a lesbian might find a dude that just fits (or a gay guy might find a girl) and that’s cool, but that’s another story.
Lesbians including trans men but not trans women in their dating pool is just plain cissexist. They aren’t viewing said trans men as men. They’re viewing them as women. And they’re viewing trans women as men. They’re invalidating both trans men and trans women’s gender identities.
Basically, they’re shitty as fuck people.