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Ugh, asshole question. Can’t say I haven’t obliviously done similar in the past, but apologized when I realized my error, and am trying to do better. If you’re sorry if it’s a personal question the answer is you already know that you shouldn’t be asking.
regardless what kind of sex the person is … it’s none of anyone’s business to ask …. yet again, i do believe that if it’s necessary, he had to know.
also UNTIL you reach a good intimacy level of friendship you may consider asking these questions .. this is your first meeting!
well depression has a lot of forms .. so this one is among them i think..
Yeah, who the heck asks people things like that when you just met? Rudy McRudeFace.
Dana W says
Far more people than you think. The less you pass the worse this stupid bullshit gets. I know this from sad personal experience.
If you’re not mutually planning on getting intimate in the future, you have no business with the status of their parts. As a trans guy, I can’t even fathom wanting to present as a woman. So to me, anyone who does is a woman (Unless they tell me otherwise. They know themselves better than I do.)
Hmm, I kinda agree? Maybe it just depends on how the question is asked. I don’t think he did anything wrong EXCEPT he asked too soon. SO yeah, I definitely agree with you. 🙂 (Sorry, I’m so bad with making decisions)
Dana W says
I’ve heard that a few times over the years. I have so many, many replies for that now. The Best answer for example to “Do you have a penis”, is “no, do you?”
The proper answer to that would be “Trans women are real women.”
No-they certainly are not! They do not go through physical changes like women do, hormone issues & changes, btw: having a baby is something special that only a “physical” woman can do! Sorry if some can’t deal with that…
Gross. Lots of people you’d call “women” can’t breed. Being able to breed does not determine worth OR someone’s sex OR someone’s gender. You can go be this stupid somewhere else. Preferably where no one has to hear you.
People’s hormones issues and changes aren’t any of your business unless you’re their current doctor, bucko.
Dana W says
Take hormones for 20 years and you will go though incredible physical changes, and the fact that you see women merely as a machine to breed babies says a great deal about the sort of person you are. I’ve known some very nice women who can’t or won’t have a baby.
Trans women are real women and you are certainly a piece of sh!t.
Literally every claim made by BiPoLaR is factually incorrect.
This isn’t a place for hatred and ignorance.
Amy ☣ says
1. Trans women are real women.
2. Why is it his business?
3. Roger, you’re trash.
As a transgender woman I am very thankful to Clay for including a trans character in the comic. I first noticed after reading comic #441, which is sort of funny because I didn’t yet know I was trans at the time.
While depression and mental health issues are certainly not unique to the trans community, trans people have a disproportionately higher rate of depression (92%) and suicidality (41% have attempted [!!!]) than your average person – which is far higher than even their non-trans LGBTQ+ brethren. Societal stigma and non-acceptance is almost entirely to blame; trans people who have accepting family/friends/social supports are far more likely to live happy, healthy, productive lives.
Many states in the US are pushing for cruel and outlandish anti-trans legislation as we speak, including bills that would (and have in some cases already, like Florida) legalize forced genital inspection for any non-gender-conforming children (cis or trans, all it requires is “suspicion”), forcibly removing trans children from loving homes and handing them over to the state, and making it illegal for physicians to provide life-saving best practice care and treatment for trans youth. Although I live in Canada, these barbaric and dehumanizing proposals set a dangerous precedent and affect how trans people are viewed not just in the United States, but across the world. Trans rights are human rights, plain and simple.
Visibility and education are the first steps to reducing and ultimately eliminating discrimination and bigotry, though we have a very, very long way to go.
I’m not sure if this is allowed here Clay, but I want to link a reddit thread so people who want to help know where to start:
Thanks again Clay. I really hope to see more of Phoenix in the future. You are doing amazing work here.
– Lina ❤
You are loved just for being you. Thanks for taking the time to share. I wasn’t aware of quite how bad it was getting in the US.
The answer is BOTH. Trans women are women, period. Full stop.
Michel Ross says
Well, I was with my great grandson and his cousin, both in their twelve years old, however cousin is six four tall, double the size of my great grandson and both are best friends from forever. And great grandson asked his buddy cousin:” Why are you wearing make up and lip rouge? You are a guy, not a girl, no?” So cousin said:”I dont care, I do this because I like to look like a girl because I like the girls better than the guys” And that was it. He still wear lipstick when I see him…and at school, nobody bother him due to his size! His mother dont like this much but she figure he will get over this likely…or not…nothing she can do and what’s the point of harassing him?