I’m trying to make a point to a friend. Reblog this if you’d be okay with your child coming up to you and saying “I think I was born as the wrong gender.”
This movement on the part of people who call themselves pansexual to demonize people who identify as bisexual is quite recent; it has only been the last 10 years or so, but it has been vicious. There are some sites where you will be bullied if you identify as bisexual instead of pansexual.
I have been attracted to trans people all my life, and am gender variant myself; imagine how it felt to be watching a YouTube video about pansexuality in which the young college student stated that all bisexuals are not attracted to trans people and only like manly men and feminine women. And she stated this with total certainty.
We still are trying to find out who is training this generation of college students to hate, and who is trying to set non-monosexuals against each other. Where are these biphobic lies coming from? Estraven2 (via bisexualftw)
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!!
If studying-lgbtq-people inboxes you asking to take part in questions about LGBTQ people “to help her understand” DO NOT DO IT. It is Sophie M Herold, the girl from Germany who attacks LGBTQ people and outs them to others. She is transphobic, homophobic and one of the sickest people I know. And now she’s back with a cunning new plan to get your NAME, ADDRESS, BIRTH DATE, AND PHOTO.
This girl is dangerous, and for some reason is allowed to keep making new tumblr accounts. We’ve raised awareness before and it helped, so lets do it again before she puts another persons life in danger. She collects your information and gives it out to others, she has sent letters to peoples parents outing them, other people have gotten hurt because of her. Yes, hurt.
Even if we can’t stop her again, get this message out and stop others giving her information etc.
And Sophie, you should know by now not to fuck with me again, wrong move, buddy.
Y’all know I don’t normally signal boost, but this is so important. This girl is literally putting peoples’ lives in danger.
unclear if she’s in Germany or Virginia. she browses tumblr for LGBTQ people’s (especially lesbians’ and trans people’s) personal info in order to out as many people to their families, peers, employers, etc. as possible. if anyone contacts you about participating in a survey about LGBTQ people, ESPECIALLY if they ask for personal info, exercise caution. google any “real” name they provide and/or the username under which they contacted you; report suspicious tumblr accounts to email@example.com. if they say it’s research being conducted by/for a student, academic body, organization, or business, they need to supply details about the survey research. don’t do any survey whose conductor, purpose, process, OR confidentiality is unclear or questionable, and don’t do any survey by Sophie M. Herold or Sophie von Bayron. the about section at now-defunct studying-lgbtq-people is clearly homophobic and transphobic:
My name is Sophie Miriam Herold. In the past, I have contacted LGBTQ people around the world and pointed out to them how wrong their behaviour (being LGBTQ) is. Then, I started collecting names, addresses, photos and other personal information about them and sold them to anti-LGBTQ-organisations.
Now, it is time to take a more direct approach and find out what is really going on inside LGBTQ individuals.
That’s why I am asking LGBTQ people around the world to participate in my series of tests.
I want to experiment with gay people to find out how they react to
-different levels of psychological stress
-different chemical substances.
I just want to find out if LGBTQ people react like normal people.
Everyone who is LGBTQ can participate, no matter if you are British, German, Canadian etc., no matter if you are White, African-American, Asian etc., no matter if you are 18 or 28 years old – you just have to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.
Depending on the amount of people who want to participate, the studies will start in fall 2012 or early 2013.
During the first phase of this test you will receive a questionary with questions regarding your past. In the second phase, you will participate in different role playing games (via skype) to find out how you react in everyday life situations. These skype sessions will be recorded. In the third phase, you will be invited to a laboratory close to your hometown to undergo the chemical and physical testing.
This study will be absolutely free for LGBTQ people.
If you are interested or know a LGBTQ person who wants to participate, please email me your
-birth date and age
-latest photo of yourself
-and describe yourself in a few words and why you want to participate in the testing.
Please send this message to:
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
My name is Sophie Miriam Herold, and I mean you no harm. I am just being curious.
It looks like her tumblr has been removed. Good.
I’m glad I can bring these things to people’s attention, and I’m glad you’re working to address your lack of knowledge into the issue. Just a few practical ways of reducing one’s own binarism include;
* Not referring to ‘women and men’ when you mean ‘the whole population.’
* Looking at the world and noticing the ways and spaces in which people are forced into one or the other box, and if it is within your power to do so trying to lessen the effects of this. For example, in designing a questionnaire, putting ‘gender’ as a text field that people can write what they want in.
* Try not to make assumptions about people’s gender, and if you’re not sure about pronouns, ask without arguing about the answer (a tendency unfortunately very strong in people).
* Work against any other kyriarchal attitudes you may have; this includes both the other things that non-binary folks almost automatically encounter such as cissexism, and all other oppressions such as racism or ableism. Due to intersectionality, they all get tied in with binarism.
This is an incredibly incomplete list, but I hope it helps. And I hope the list didn’t sound too confrontational. Anyway, here’s to oppression-ending! STFU Binarists (via scar-lip)