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COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

Back in my day if you wondered if you were trans and went onto the internet, you got hit with this shit. AND THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE POSITIVE.

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COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

Good thing I'm a probably transsexual, though.

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transphobia, self-hatred, complicated stuff, The Old (Bad) Trans Web 

@cambrian_era GOD I remember the bad old days. the website that stuck with me was a compilation of "non-passing" trans women with captions like "you shouldn't transition bc you'll end up looking like THIS!"

i think it was supposed to be like, a harry benjamin thing, but i just remember how hateful, petty, and small-minded it was- not to mention scarring for little old questioning me

transphobia, self-hatred, complicated stuff, The Old (Bad) Trans Web 

transphobia, self-hatred, complicated stuff, The Old (Bad) Trans Web 

@melissasage @cambrian_era they had me convinced I wasn't trans because I was not like these figures who ran these websites.

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era good grief

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@ghendrix Jennifer Diane Reitz is a piece of work in and of herself for lots of other reasons, too.

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era

This is actually sort of encouraging if you look at it from how far we've come and how quickly this is becoming unacceptable

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@KatsudonJones Oh, sure, but 20 years ago this sort of thing really made me feel like I wasn't feminine enough to be trans.

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era
Totally. It would have made me feel the same way

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@KatsudonJones @cambrian_era
Everything back then made a bunch of us feel like we weren’t welcome...*waves at Chuck Palahniuk.

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era graphic design is my passion

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@evan TO BE FAIR this was from when CSS was JUST starting to be a thing and browser support was limited.

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era still... there are other colors

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@evan Oh, no doubt, it was just a dark time for web design.

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era the cogiati is fucking hilarious

COGIATI, transphobia, it's complicated 

@cambrian_era really makes you appreciate all the trans resource blogs out there these days, whoa

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