But is she really implying that the men who were invited to exhibit their work were asked to do so on the basis of their genitalia?
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).One point is that this isn’t just a matter of grossing out a trans woman over dinner; it’s also a matter of a cis woman making herself look like kind of an ass.And beyond that, this kind of ignorant cissexism just gets in the way of us getting closer and having fun together.Even though I have always had firm breasts, the advantage of having a small bust line, I chose to wear a bra so that my nipples wouldn’t be too terribly prominent.
We arrived at the club just as it was starting to get busy, heading straight for the bar to get a couple of drinks before hitting the dance floor.
I was twenty-two years old and it was the birthday of one of my best friends.
She was a bit of a party girl, so she wanted to celebrate by going out to a club with her girls.
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.
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.