Remember that invite-only sorority [redacted]* I got invited to?
Yea, my invite got repealed due to “security issues:”
“Because we are an organization of women, it is more difficult to explain membership of someone who is not a naturally born woman. We run the risk of being sued as an organization if we start to make exceptions.”
So much for being inclusive. Fucking bigots.
I’ve noticed that conversations about transphobia tend to be mostly theoretical or hypothetical on this website, but here’s a little reminder that physical bars, speedbumps, annoyances, and insults exist every day in the real world for the vast majority of trans*people.
Can your genitals exclude you from an extracurricular activity? Are they ever a “security threat”? Do your genitals even come up in conversation without your consent?
Step back and think about that, check your privilege, count your blessings, whatever you wanna call it, and remember that we are a demographic, we do exist, and we’re not just a letter in an acronym or a subset of gender/queer theory.
*As [redacted] is a national organization and does not need to comply by state-defined discrimination laws, don’t start a witch hunt because it’ll probably do more harm than good.