Mar. 28th, 2011

Okay, so recently I saw a fellow trans woman on twitter link to a site called "Transgender Heroine" as an inspiring example for our kind. If you want, go ahead and google for it. I don't even want to link to it, really.

Basically, it's a site of pictures of almost entirely conventionally attractive, feminine, trans women. That's it. That's all it fucking is, even though it's tagged as being about "giving hope" and "appreciating their struggle".

So what's supposed to inspire me about this? I didn't need a proof-object for the assertion "there exist trans women that the average straight guy would fuck". Am I supposed to look forward to being pretty one day too? Maybe then I can have a man who will make my life complete!!

Maybe I'm being unfair, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to take a site that consists of nothing but glamor shots of trans girls. There's no biographies, no stories of how these women are badass, no indications of what they've overcome or why they should be held up as inspirations. I'm not saying these women aren't badass. I have no clue, which is really my point. I just feel like the take home message is that women who aren't conventionally attractive by straight male standards are not "successful" at being women.

I'll admit that I'm flipping my shit a little, but this is the kind of thing that makes me feel like shit, like I'm somehow "doing female wrong". I guess all women, regardless of chirality, are boiled down to just their looks.

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