“Brandi, a transwoman, was murdered last night, shot at 12th and Franklin in Downtown Oakland after an altercation with a man who became enraged and shot her when he realized she was trans. An amazing #oo comrade tried to keep her alive with training learned from the People’s Community Medics, but the cops walked away and the ambulance came too late”
Everyone please spread this as widely as possible and please show out tonight to stand up against transphobic violence!
No news stories yet on the situation but will try and keep this updated with info
jesus this is fucking scary- a night before this a friend and i were out on 17th and some dude started fallowing us and screaming at us cuz he read us as a lez couple then relized i was a trans woman and started threatening rape and that he was going to kill me and just a day before a friend of my barely escaped getting beaten or worse by a group of dudes only cuz they were able to convince them that they were a cis woman and not a trans woman/faggot. It could have been any of us- were all just a moment away from encountering the wrong man/men on the wrong street. Fuck this world, kill men, die cis scum.
A close friend of mine was told “stay the fuck away, I don’t like faggots like you around me” despite keeping 5 feet of distance on the Amtrak platform. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the Bay Area is still part of a larger social fabric — a tainted and moldy social fabric that often responds to queerness with threats and violence :/
Another trans* womyn murdered… right in my neighborhood…
I’m so sick of this… I don’t know why I bother or what the point is… This is the reality of being a trans* womyn… constant violence.
“This isn’t your typical love story…” opens the trailer for a movie about a white, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied, middle class, and likely loosely Christian couple who find each other through serendipity and a very small amount of actual work.
“When you don’t have many friends and you don’t have a social life, you’re kind of left looking at things, not doing things. There’s a weird freedom in not having people treat you like you’re part of society or where you have to fulfill social relationships”.
Trigger warning for passing mention of rape, cissexism, anti-trans violence/coercive gender role enforcement.
Very important post. Not an easy read, but if you can, do, ESPECIALLY if you’re cis, part of checking our privilege is acknowledging the horrific ways our privilege manifests itself.
Also, if anyone could let me know what DMAB means I’d appreciate it, I’m guessing it’s similar to CAMAB/MAAB? I’ve been looking but I haven’t found anything so far :/
Worth a read.
(@sugaredvenom: DMAB stands for Designated Male at Birth. As i understand it, DMAB, MAAB and AMAB (and the F- equivalents) are preferred over the CA- prefix for trans* individuals who are not intersex. This is because CAMAB and CAFAB are terms created by those with intersex conditions to denote the violence connected to their sex designation.)