or, why do people keep calling me out for ablism when i attack otherkin.
I’m a disabled transwoman, and I approve of this message. Self-reported feelings are the basis of all identities, and do not require external “proof.”
By actual, singular human beings
who fucking have hearts.
It needs a couple thousand “u mad bros?” at the idiots who have nothing better to do with their time than tell people:
- “You don’t exist” (I don’t want to acknowledge your existence)
- “You need help” (I just know that your therapist will agree with me)
- “Science says you’re wrong” (I have no fucking clue what “science” is)
- “You’re appropriating trans*” (I have no fucking clue what it’s like to be trans*)
- “You’re not getting beat up for being X” (And I’ll pretend to be shocked when I find out you are)
And my personal favorite
- “You’re not special” (I am angry and bitter ‘cause my mommy don’t love me and I probably need therapy)
You’re fucking surrounded by otherkin and multiples in real life because they don’t know what they are, they don’t know what the word is for why they feel that way, and they know what’ll happen if they talk about it to you. And that’s if they have the time to even realize who and what they are, in between paying the damn bills, registering to vote, looking for work, finishing college, volunteering at the home, and going to church or wherever the Hell you idiots come from to be told that there’s only one right kind of person to be, and it sure as Hell isn’t transspecies / transgender / multiple.
But they’re starting to find out, and they’re starting to come out anyway. That’s what you’re afraid of, isn’t it? Too bad. The dam’s leaking. And being an ass will only get you an enema.
Feathertail’s Otherkin FAQ: http://feathertail.dreamwidth.org/142156.html
Actually, mythology is usually really nice about swans! Maybe too nice. The romantic swan, the swan of eternal love, the swan of grace and beauty and… etc. etc. I guess “a swan stole my sandwich and broke my arm” does not make a very good myth…
I’d totally read that myth.