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posted October 5th, 2015, 2:01 am


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October 11th, 2014, 3:47 am

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So you are probably thinking, what does this page have to do with trans issues? Sort of everything. The thing is, a lot of trans people get so focused on being trans that they forget to be people. The principle might be a gigantic tool, but to an extent, he is right. Annie needs to have a real future, as a real person, not just 'as a girl'. She earned her way into the advanced program, and if she doesn't live up to it, then what?

Maybe you didn't notice. Maybe I shouldn't say anything. But frame 5, Annie was being made fun of for lacking breasts. And yet, she was still in colour. She was being made fun of *as a girl*, not as a trans person. And she gets that. Sometimes self esteem is a weird thing - you can be insulted and honoured at the same time.

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October 5th, 2015, 3:26 am

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As a cis teenage girl who does nothing but hang out with losers and listen to everything thats said by everyone-NOBODY makes fun of people for their tits these days. Nobody. Ever. I mean, maybe jokiiing among friends, but not malicious. It just doesnt happen.

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October 5th, 2015, 11:34 am

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@Ay: Maybe it is just my group of loser neckbeard friends, but we do tend to objectify everyone's bodies. Including each other. Mostly butts though. Guess you hang out with better people than I do!

I am not entirely sure the other students are making fun of Annie's chest so much as her trying to hide it up until this point. The point isn't that she is being fake, it is that she was doing fake things.
Think about the cheer team. Nobody cared *at all* that Annie was bisexual/asexual/whatever she doesn't know yet. They ALL cared that she was hiding it and being deceptive. In this regard you are right - I doubt any of them make fun of her for being bi, but they probably DID make fun of her for hiding stuff that was so unimportant.

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