[name redacted] Tags - and you will note the post where [name redacted] outs [themself]
So Rufus made rape and death threats to women on his school computer for months, and Stephen Ira and the rest of the Tumblr trans cult didn’t care. Finally someone alerted Rufus’ school of the threats to make him stop, and the trans cult lose their shit over it, despite the fact that he was outed for harassment, not being trans. According to the trans cult, being trans means that rules don’t apply to you.
Also, excuse me if I can’t bring myself to respect the identity of a heterosexual female who calls herself a fag. Someone please correct me if that qualifies as anything but insulting appropriation. I refuse to be gaslighted.
(TW: brief mention of sex worker-phobia)
If high schools were by and large trans positive environments, I would almost understand Brennan’s course of action. However, I happen to know they aren’t. Because teachers knew of my trans status, I was vulnerable to constant harassment and traumatic misgendering. Once, a high school teacher told me that I was only fit for work in a brothel, but even that wasn’t available to me, because “only really confused people would buy you.” Repeatedly, they disregarded my severe bullying at the hands of other students on the grounds that I’d invited it by choosing to present as male even though I was female-assigned. It left me with issues that I will deal with for the rest of my life. Brennan has chosen, as an adult, to make a kid vulnerable to all of that.
There is no connection between Brennan maintaining her safety and Brennan speaking to this school. Had she only wanted to stop the messages, she should have blocked this person and contacted tumblr. Had she actually feared for her safety, she should have contacted police to get protection. (Because of my parentage, I happen to know that this is something cops will provide for people who are being threatened, whether anonymously or no.)
I’m a queer man who fucks and loves other queer men; that’s why I’m a fag. You are neither of those things, so you don’t get to tell me how to reclaim word that have been used against me. It seems pretty funny to me that you think I don’t have a claim to the word faggot despite people frequently yelling “Faggot!” at me on the street, something I’m assuming is not a regular occurrence for you.