I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
— Rita Mae Brown
— Rita Mae Brown
A saltire was burned today. I’m still disgusted. People have been stabbed and beaten today. Nazi salutes were thrown infront of a war memorial today. Young people have had abuse hurled at them left and right. Do not ignore this. Do not ignore what’s happening in Glasgow tonight.
if you’re not gaelic or not residing in scotland it is your duty to make this blow up.
So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.
I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.
TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.
this is so heartbreaking :(
TL;DR for those who can’t or don’t want to read it all:
Antagonist is a man who dresses as a woman to trick the townspeople into trusting him, and is eventually unmasked as a man, making them feel disgusted.
As the film is marketed towards children, it is teaching lots of children transmisogyny, including young trans girls who will grow up hating themselves.
This is a fund set up for the people who have been arrested while protesting in Ferguson. Please donate if you can and share widely. This is concrete action we can take to support the people of Ferguson. Also please call your local representative and let them know you do not agree with what’s happening. Here’s a script and a way to find the contact info for your local reps.
Please signal boost.