Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.”
After countless amounts of asks telling me the links on my previous post no longer work (thank you for telling me!) it seems like prime time to revamp my original post about the asterisk w/ posts that are hopefully accessible. Please feel free to share and save this new list with people!
(note: i’m trying to only include the opinions of trans women and other CAMAB/DMAB trans people, considering these are the people most affected by the asterisk)
- discussion about the asterisk, not to be added on to if you aren’t a trans woman or other CAMAB trans
- short explanation about the transmisogyny behind the asterisk from a trans woman
- about why the asterisk is basically worthless and doesn’t live up to the inclusiveness it promises
- more on the lack of inclusiveness in the asterisk
seriously there are more if you google “why the asterisk in trans is bad” but i’m unsure if it’s my place to add posts from CAFAB/DFAB trans people on to this issue so i’ll leave you with this.
again, feel free to add your own links, let me know if one of my links is bad or if my source is bad, etc. thanks!
Detachment is a privilege held by people who aren’t targets.
"why are you so emotional about this" - unaffected people
read this. write it on your hand. repeat it to yourself.
so you can never ask me that again