Just The Same
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Sep 24, 2014 Just The Same commented on Will "Cisgender" Survive?.
Dan, great post!
Aug 21, 2014 Just The Same commented on The Morning News: Twenty-One Former Mars Hill Pastors File Formal Charges Against Mark Driscoll.
Neat site
Good to know that King County has a $733k mine resistant vehicle, an $80k multimeter, and ballistic dog goggles.

To be fair, all dogs should have ballistic dog goggles.
Jul 22, 2014 Just The Same commented on Endorsements for the August Primary Election!.
Regarding Rivers's "You're bald." comment. I wonder what the hell he was thinking when he said that? Does he believe there is some on the fence voter who heard that and though "Hmmmm... Adam Smith IS bald. I've never considered that before. He raises an interesting point."
Jun 30, 2014 Just The Same commented on About the Word "Tranny".
@58, Then I would suggest you get to know more trans women. Monica Roberts is a good starting point.
Jun 26, 2014 Just The Same commented on About the Word "Tranny".
@34, one word has a history of violence associated with it, and the other doesn't. Cis people don't need to worry about that word being used to fire them. Cis people don't need to worry about having that word be the last one they hear. I have heard the words "man" used exactly the same way as you say the word "cis" is used, but you don't see people comparing "man" to "bitch." You are comparing apples to oranges.

"The only difference here is that transgendered people feel the threat of violence in public, while cisgendered people only feel the threat of isolation and exclusion in supposedly safe spaces." This is a HUGE difference, and one that makes all the difference.
Jun 26, 2014 Just The Same commented on About the Word "Tranny".
@32, And I'm saying you're wrong in that it's a slur, and that it is on the same level as "man" or "white." It has no invective power to dehumanize a person. Despite how you personally feel, in the real world cis people still have power over trans people.

As for why I'm only picking out sentences, if your premise is wrong, why should I bother responding to the rest of your post. Half of your entire argument is that you don't like when some frustrated people use the word "cis," and because of that you are equating the word "cis" with "tranny."
Jun 26, 2014 Just The Same commented on About the Word "Tranny".
@30, I'm listening, I'm just not kowtowing. If you want to believe that cis is a slur tossed around by mean ol' marginalized trans people, go ahead. Thanks for proving why we need things like this issue of the Stranger.
Jun 26, 2014 Just The Same commented on About the Word "Tranny".
@23 "When you hear, "shut up, you're just cis." Or, "Cis people haven't suffered enough." It has become a slur, and your claiming it hasn't been used as a slur doesn't make it so, because you haven't walked in a Cisgendered person's shoes. Stop claiming things if you're not going to listen." Again, would you level the same criticism against the word "white" or "man?"

"You don't know who does what when or where and you're inserting experiences where they may not be." Fine, please give me a list of all the drag queens who practice law while in drag, or accountants, or doctors. How many drag queens do you know that always go out in drag? As for invalidating experience, what about all the trans women who have a realistic fear that "tranny" will be the last word they hear before they are murdered, buried as men, and then forgotten by their families?
Jun 26, 2014 Just The Same commented on Have You Read Justin Vivian Bond's Piece on the Word "Tranny"?.
Take this line for instance "For the record, I'm sorry the word we made up was overheard by mean people and has been used to cause so much pain to those who are experiencing transphobia in their young lives."

This is completely dismissive of the challenges that trans people can face.
Jun 26, 2014 Just The Same commented on About the Word "Tranny".
@15 "I have seen 'cis' used as a slur and as a dismissive by trans activists whenever somebody disagrees with them." Seriously? In what way is saying you are not trans insulting? Would you also say that "white" is used as a slur?

"In your first comment, you glibly and actively erase all the transvestites, drag queens, and other non-transsexual genderqueers by saying their concerns don't matter because blah blah blah." Please quote where I did this.

"And it had already been reclaimed." Bullshit. By what metric do you measure reclamation?

@16 The conservative versus progressive issue is a cheap kneejerk emotional argument. It could easily be reframed that the people who are reaping the benefit from using the word "tranny" are not the people who pay the cost. The privileged expect the nonprivileged to foot the bill. Or it could be like how some conservative people whine about political correctness when they want to use offensive language. Both are apathetically conservative behaviors.

I'm not saying that either is the case for people who want to use the word "tranny," but to use specious arguments to associate people with opposing views with something "bad" is a dumb and cheap tactic.
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