I have to spend entirely too much time each day convincing myself that I’m not a misanthrope.
This isn’t an emotional post or anything. I legitimately have to tell myself that I don’t hate people. It’s exhausting to be in a group, especially when one feels as if the group’s interests are wildly different from their own.
You might already know this, I don’t know.
But that whole thing with the pizza at the Oscars? There’s a Coca Cola logo on the boxes.
The Oscars were sponsored by Pepsi, who replaced Coke as the sole soft drink sponsor of the event.
So for a couple of pizza boxes, Coke made out like a bandit. Take into consideration that a 30 second spot for the Oscars was going for about 1.9 million dollars this year. Now think about how long those pizza boxes were on screen with the Coke logo in plain view. Now imagine how many times you have heard and will hear about that stunt in the next few weeks.
That’s either smart as hell or a total coincidence.
Coke 1, Pepsi 0
Okay, so I have read something that makes me really want to address a notion. That cis women cannot work to oppress trans people (and more specifically trans women) due to their own oppression.
I’ll keep it simple, because I don’t think it needs much elaboration. As male privilege is a product of, and used to further the, oppression of women, cis privilege is a product of, and used to further the, oppression of trans people. If you’re cis, I don’t give a shit if you’re a man or a woman, you have cis privilege. You benefit from the oppression of trans people, and when you don’t at the very least acknowledge this, you are contributing to said oppression.
Gender and Gender Identity are not the same axis of oppression, and while being assigned at birth as, and identifying as, a woman is something someone is oppressed for, imagine how that compounds with being assigned at birth as male.
I fucking hate cis gay men.
THey were interviewing one on the radio and like, he said this about coming out in the 70s/80s:
"I was thinking of just doing what the tr*nnies do and just passing myself off as a woman instead of coming to terms with my homosexuality"
Nice to know cis gay men just think of trans women as homophobic gay men.
No transmisogyny there AT ALL.