You are participating in an abusive, inherently transphobic and transmisogynist ideology.
There are literally only three possibilities for a Truscum to fall into:
- You are participating in the abuse
- You are not participating, but you approve
- You are completely unaware of the abuse
I find the third one the least plausible
Most of you are teenaged white men* (regardless of where you might be in your transition) and let me tell you…
Thanks for playing ENTIRELY on stereotypes and less on the definition, which is that we just believe being trans requires dysphoria.
I’m a brown middle eastern dude. I’m not even a little white. I despise the use of homophobic/misogynistic slurs and I don’t really like dudebro culture.
My aim was never to harass women of any sort and really all I’m doing is preventing a label for a medical minority from being appropriated by people who don’t suit it.
So please quit portraying me as an abuser.
Not stereotypes. Statistics. I am not saying that there are no truscum POC or that there are no nonbinary truscum, and I apologize for saying anything that read that way. Much of what I wrote was in fact directed at the majority trans white teenaged boys who seem to enjoy harassing my friends and followers.
And I believe you that you do not enact abuse, but again I am not working from stereotypes. I have interacted with maybe two or three truscum who have indicated a willingness to acknowledge other people’s boundaries, and one of them pretty much comes at other trans people until they ask him to go away.
The majority of interactions I have seen that involve truscum have involved aggressive misgendering, attempts to trigger self-harm, attempts to trigger suicide attempts, threats to dox, threats to repost pictures (esp. nsfw pictures) on 4chan and other sites, assertions that trans people are cis, assertions that trans people are not the gender they say they are, assertions that trans people have to stop describing themselves as trans or as their correct gender, gender prescriptivism, trans prescriptivism, gender and trans proscriptivism, outright harassment, outright sexual harassment, mockery, and bullying.
The movement as it exists promotes and enables bullying and abuse. I see it every day. The day I posted that I posted it because I had seen some egregious examples of such (but not the most egregious) and I was tired of seeing my friends and followers hounded, abused, belittled, and attacked by truscum.
Look around, pay attention. You’ll see it too. If there are more of you who are not aware or who actively oppose abuse than I have said there are, I am glad. I would be even more glad if y’all paid more attention to the abusers who use truscum ideology as their excuse to enact that abuse and shut them down more reliably. It’d be a damned sight better than seeing truscum aggressively misgender and abuse a trans woman for hours, and then when she reacts poorly uses that reaction as an excuse for more abuse. I could also do without seeing truscum rape apologists going at that again.
Halo effect or whatever, there’s a lot of dodgy shit going down under the label “truscum.” And I think that the truscum ideology practically demands that abuse because it asserts that “you need dysphoria to be trans” and the definition of dysphoria each person uses seems to be far more restrictive and far more prescriptive than anything that even appears in the DSM. So a trans woman who says she no longer experiences dysphoria because she transitioned gets ripped into by multiple truscum who claim she triggered them in some way, even though she was posting on her own blog and not interacting with truscum. Or a trans woman who gets harassed because she says she doesn’t want bottom surgery because there are truscum who believe all trans people must want bottom surgery.