Katie's World

The Life and Times of a Future Librarian

[sticky post]So, maximal transphobia debunking in one place.
Someone on Tumblr was "kind" enough to make a post containing ALL of the inflammatory transphobic bullshit in one place, in a form that was sufficiently concise to permit easy debunking.

So, without further ado, but after the cut...

TW: Transphobia, gender-abolitionist BSCollapse )

Character for my D&D fic:


Female Human (Varisian) Fighter 3

NG Medium Humanoid (Human)

Init +4; Senses Perception -1


AC 10, touch 10, flat-footed 10

hp 28 (3d10+6)

Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +1

Defensive Abilities Bravery +1


Spd 20 ft.

Melee +1 Sword, Bastard +9 (1d10+5/19-20/x2) and

   Dagger +7 (1d4+4/19-20/x2) and

   Dagger +7 (1d4+4/19-20/x2) and

   Dagger +7 (1d4+4/19-20/x2) and

   Dagger +7 (1d4+4/19-20/x2) and

   Dagger +7 (1d4+4/19-20/x2) and

   Dagger +7 (1d4+4/19-20/x2) and

   Gauntlet (from Armor) +7 (1d3+4/20/x2) and

   Shortsword +7 (1d6+4/19-20/x2) and

   Unarmed Strike +7 (1d3+4/20/x2)


Str 19, Dex 10, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 12

Base Atk +3; CMB +7; CMD 17

Feats Blind-Fight, Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Sword, Bastard, Improved Initiative, Shield Focus, Weapon Focus: Sword, Bastard

Traits Anatomist, Indomitable Faith

Skills Acrobatics -6, Escape Artist -6, Fly -6, Intimidate +7, Sense Motive +2, Stealth -6, Swim -2

Languages Common, Varisian

SQ Armor Training 1 (Ex)

Combat Gear +1 Sword, Bastard, Buckler, Dagger, Dagger, Dagger, Dagger, Dagger, Dagger, Masterwork Splint Mail, Shortsword; Other Gear Backpack (empty), Bedroll, Bread, per loaf (4), Cheese, hunk of (5), Hourglass (1 hour), Jug, clay, Lamp, common, Meat, chunk of (5), Oil (1-pint flask) (9), Pathfinder Chronicle: Knowledge (Nature), Pot, iron, Rations, trail (per day) (10), Rope, silk (50 ft.), Saddle (Military)


Anatomist +1 to confirm critical hits.

Armor Training 1 (Ex) Worn armor -1 check penalty, +1 max DEX.

Blind-Fight Re-roll misses because of concealment, other benefits.

Bravery +1 (Ex) +1 Will save vs. Fear

Shield Focus +1 Shield AC

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Speaking of the VKC...
Since my Star Trek story is going to take place in the VKC timeline, I think it only fair to let people know what Veronica looks like...

A blonde-haired white woman in a green wraparound tunic and black trousers lounges on a decorative barrel. The tunic has black trim at the neckline and at the sleeve cuffs a solid line, a dashed line, and a solid line of gold braid. The closure of the tunic is a stylized arrowhead symbol with a black star in the middle. She holds a prop gun and is wearing shiny black boots. Her hair is styled in an up do.

Image credit: (Chiaki & Nasrin Stock Photography). Photograph used with permission.

Here's my full schedule for Queer Fest
Fandom: Dragonsword (Gael Baudino)
Prompt: Any fandom, any character, just because they're transgendered doesn't mean that's what their entire life is about.
Date: May 15

Fandom: Star Trek XI
Prompt: Star Trek: XI : Spock Prime, He knows that there have been many unanticipated changes to the timeline, but it's still a surprise to find his counterpart in a relationship with a woman.
Posting Date: May 30

Fandom: Dungeons & Dragons
Prompt: Dungeons and Dragons, A dryad and a female adventurer (preferably warrior), The adventurer finds acceptance of her uncertain feelings and desires in the arms of a dryad
Date: June 5

EDIT: Corrected the date for my first fic - posting for Queer Fest doesn't start until May.

For notalwaysweak: Do I have to do anything in particular to claim a prompt for QueerFest? Because this one jumped out at me:

Star Trek: XI : Spock Prime, He knows that there have been many unanticipated changes to the timeline, but it's still a surprise to find his counterpart in a relationship with a woman.

(not only that but finding out that the other-dimensional counterpart to his lover is a woman herself - yes, this would be part of the Veronica Kirk timeline)

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Will become a famous porn starvelvet_tipping
Will run around nude at your funeralmuskrat_john
Will become bankruptsabledrake
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Will become a spinster and own 200 catsaladara
Will get breast implantsallandaros
Will start World War III by accidentally bombing Germanyavepasifika
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... here I thought gamerchick would be raising the antichrist. ;)

Julia Quoting Time

"So I asked her if she was open to allowing trans women who are anatomically male but who have been socialized female - something that's not all that uncommon for MTF children these days. She admitted to having concerns about their attending. Then I asked how she would feel about a person who was born female yet raised male against her will, and who, after a lifetime of pretending to be male in order to survive, finally reclaimed her female identity upon reaching adulthood. After being confronted with this scenario, the woman conceded that she would be inclined to let this person enter women-only space, thus demonstrating that her argument about male socialization was really an argument about biology after all. In fact, after being pressed a bit further, she admitted that the scenario of a young girl who was forced against her will into boyhood made her realize how traumatic and dehumanizing male socialization could be for someone who was female-identified. This, of course, is exactly how many trans women experience their own childhoods." - Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, p. 173-4 (ePub edition) - Chapter 12: Bending Over Backwards: Traditional Sexism and Trans-Woman-Exclusion Policies.
To me (and to Ms. Serano), the socialization argument really DOES look like it is about restating the clearly specious biology argument in harder-to-refute terms.
There is not a single argument against trans women's inclusion in women's spaces that does not (a) also apply to congenitally infertile cis women or (b) treat us as if we were men. Or (c) both at the same time. The commonly stated trauma-trigger argument is primarily (b) - "because you share certain physical resemblances with men, we will treat you as if you were men for purposes of exclusion."

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How do you start to think about beginning your own tradition when you're barely even a new initiate yourself?

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I hate people.

Just... GUH...

This was probably hand-written for plausible deniability. Lysistrata solution, anybody?


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