Saturday, 16 April 2016

No Trannies Allowed (April 16, 2016)

Is humanity
So shallow?

We need to make
Snap judgements
About a person's  gender
Without knowing them?

A question
I ask you
As a member
Of the cis-world.

Knowing
From shared experiences
Among the trans-community
There are places
We can't go.

Even though
By-laws and laws
Prohibit this action
To little avail.

As if
Our very presence
Is viewed
By you
As lepers.

By driving away
Any possible consumer
From your establishment
(Yeah right).

Our money
Toxic
Beyond comprehension
Burning holes
Through your cash registers.

Marking
Your transphobic
Bigotry
In its ugliest glory.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: The following links are, to articles, about stores/shops, who have openly displayed a transphobic attitude, to possible transgender client: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/transgender-bride-files-human-rights-complaint-1.1366868

Personally, I strongly dislike the word, "trannie", as it refers to a trans-person, in paregoric way, and has its roots, in the porn industry. 

2 comments:

  1. This is an important issue to bring into the light of day. It is so disrespectful of one's right to exist, to send the message to any human being that their presence is not welcome. Thanks for writing about this. I had not thought about this aspect. Though as the mother of two adult children in the mental health system I certainly see the way they are treated, as less-than, suspect, their credibility about their own experience in question. Humans have so far to go. This reminds me of the bumper sticker I saw once that said "Evolve, dammit!" LOL. Says it all.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry, for your courage and strength,in sharing this very personal part of your family life. I do hope, they're getting the best treatment, possible. Something, I'm fighting for, myself, as a consumer, of the mental health system.

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