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posted April 25th, 2013, 2:02 am

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March 18th, 2013, 5:25 am



Yup. Going back to anger. Anger is much, much easier to deal with than the other steps, denial and bargaining. It makes sense, when you are so full of rage.

Panel 5 - those are air quotes. Air quotes are really hard to do without motion.

Panel 6.
There is a very interesting book I was reading over Christmas. It is called "Whipping Girl", a trans* woman's view on the scapegoating of femininity. In it is a specific chapter, where she notes that, even though she eventually came to know who she was, there was always a part of her that wanted to be pushed down, control taken from her, and be destroyed. Not in a sexual way, in a.. sub-human way. To be hurt.

The worst part about that is, I know the feeling exactly. Some days, when I am walking home, I wish someone would just attack me. Like I deserve to be hurt just for existing. That I could dare want to be me, when I could have been something else. Something "better".

Maybe it's different for trans*men, because they inherently get to move into a stronger position. But for some of the trans*women that I have spoken to, far too many of them that I've spoken to, they have felt like I have. Like they had depreciated value. Like they were sub-human for just wanting to exist.

Toni feels that way in panel 6.

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