It’s not representation if they’re being used as a joke or shock factor
every single day I receive 3 or 4 different messages that start out with “Hi, I’m cisgender and" that I don’t bother reading the rest of because either
1: it’s about me asking cis people to not reblog trans humor posts and they’re like “boo hoo thats cisphobia how dare you” and whatever, those people need to get off the internet and find something important to care about
or 2: it’s followed by “sorry for reblogging your posts in the past, I didnt know you didn’t want cis people reblogging” and ok, I appreciate the sentiment and that you are willing to stop immediately, but I dont personally want an apology from you. How about instead of sending me long messages I probably won’t read, why don’t you post that publicly on your blog and say “hey fellow cis people, dont reblog genderoftheday, trans humor isn’t for us”. That way instead of sending me a message to apologize for something I didn’t even know you did, you actually do something to help other people know not to do what you did. That would be a much better and more productive ally thing to do.
One person who messaged me last night with the second kind of message I mentioned actually had the gall to demand that I change the “about” text on the front page of the blog (the part that says humor by and for trans folks” to also include the “cis ppl dont reblog” bit.
Apparently an entire FAQ filled with that, 20 dozen tumblr posts by various bloggers floating around with thousands of notes saying “genderoftheday said this”, frequent posts on this blog reminding you of it, and the tagline being “humor by and for trans folk” was not enough.
Would you also like me to personally message every single cis person on tumblr to politely remind them?
Every time a cis person reblogs a gender of the day a fairy dies
srsly cis friends
it’s in their FAQ stating specifically for you not to reblog the gender of the day. genderoftheday is a blog for non-cis people, their posts are for non-cis people. please respect that.
adding to my rant earlier… I’m on mobile… I can’t see faqs. Please be more considerate to your mobile followers and put it in your description
I feel like this is an area where cis people, myself included, need to be proactive instead of expecting to have our hands held.