Day 23 – 30 Day Transgender Challenge

Song that I am listening to while writing this post:

We Don’t Eat ( Adventure Club Remix ) by James Vincent McMorrow

What stereotypes are put on trans people?

Personally, being a Transman, I’ve been asked ” If you’re dating a girl, doesn’t that still make you a lesbian?”

Or, “You’re too feminine to be masculine, why do you wear dresses and paint your nails?”. 

I think that people who aren’t educated or just simply don’t understand what being Transgender means, they may still think that we have to be solidly one gender, that we can’t be fluid, or still embrace our femininity or masculinity of our biological sex. 

 

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Lesbian stereotypes

Lesbian is a term that some people may hear and automatically assume that all stereotypes of lesbians are true.

Some stereotypes that are associated with Lesbians are as follows:

All lesbians wear plaid

All women who have short hair are lesbians

They sleep with any girl they meet and talk to

They hate men

 

Now, when I first heard that “All lesbians wear plaid”, I started wearing plaid more because I was coming out and I thought that I had to follow that stereotype. Even gay males have stereotypes that alot of them may.. and I say.. may follow because…

A) They, like myself feel as though they need to follow them, such as talking with a lisp, or being flamboyant

or

B) Perhaps, they happen to be apart of the stereotypes by nature, not by choice.

I have met some males who are Metro-sexual, but one might think they are “Gay” because they fit in with the stereotypes associated with gay men. That doesn’t mean they like men.

If you do not agree with the statements that I have listed above, I am not trying to offend anyone, it’s just what I know and from my personal experience.

 

I have short hair, or so I had shorter hair a while ago, but even if I were straight, I wouldn’t want to have the same hairstyle all of the time because that’s just who I am by nature. I tend to get bored easily.

 

As I start posting more blogs, which i hope to do so whenever I get the chance to, I’d like to leave each blog with a question.

Question number 1.

How do you feel about lesbian stereotypes, and how do they influence your life?