Outdated rules for dating courtney from the bachelor dating history
Not to mention that this results in some probably well-intentioned cis women missing out on connecting with lots of beautiful, amazing trans women.
So with that in mind, I have put together some suggestions for cis women on thinking through some basic trans issues, including ideas on approaching trans women in a romantic or intimate context.
As a nearby example, I’ve gotten some laughs out of some of the serial lesbian content on the sidebar here at Autostraddle, but I’m still waiting for a woman like me to show up on screen and join in the fun.
Also, it’s rather cliché at this point that mainstream lesbian-oriented content tends to show more interest in trans men’s stories (who are, after all, not women) than ours ( being the most obvious example).
Remember ladies; you can’t buy into hateful language specifically directed against trans women without chipping in on hatred against women in general.
As a woman I have to say that having a penis never got me special treatment in the academic world.
Now, if your response is to start worrying over having to figure out all this ‘complicated trans stuff,’ then I would emphasize a lot of this boils down to respecting us as women just as much as you would want to be respected yourself.
And the fact is that trans women are a component of queer women’s communities, so a lack of respect amongst us just means more devaluing of women, when society dishes out plenty of that for all of us already.
One of the awesome things about the queer women’s communities is that I think we tend to be much more open about possibilities for intimate relationships.
Some women are poly, some are looking for an exclusive partnership, and there’s everything in between.
This is completely false (and it makes no sense considering the word describes cis men just as it does cis women).