who knew vampires like to give blood transfusions O_o
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This legit makes me want to cry because I have *never* seen a picture of an older trans man naked. It’s always young guys, usually much younger than me. It’s like we don’t have a future, an adulthood, a middle age, an old age. It’s like we just stop.
As a trans man who’s well past the age (and transition status) of ~sexxay tranz boiz~, pictures like this give me some kind of hope. We’re not just one image stuck in time, snapshot of a skinny white andro urban-queer young trans dude with perfect top surgery scars, poster boys for young radical queerdom. We’re not all Youth. We live in more than two dimensions, and one of them is time.
Older queers tend to fall off the map full stop. Trans people, even more so. But we don’t disappear once we stop being, basically, fashionable. Supporting our young people is important, but we need to show them we have a future, too.
I literally cannot envision my own future. There are no images of older men like me.
One image obviously can’t address all the lacks in representation, much less one image of a hot skinny (apparently?) white man. But just to have that one extra factor in there, of age, it’s - it’s important.
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So rad. (Taken with instagram)
why isn’t this on every restroom in the universe please
[TW: rape, murder]
“The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do Criminal Minds in the first place. I thought it was something very different. I never thought they were going to kill and rape all these women every night, every day, week after week, year after year. It was very destructive to my soul and my personality. After that, I didn’t think I would get to work in television again.”
—Actor Mandy Patinkin, on why he “abruptly left” the CBS procedural after only two seasons.
This reminds me of a short story I read once, about a woman who becomes very attached to a CPR dummy that she perceives as being the victim of abuse, and ends up becoming a sort of surrogate for her own abuse and subsequent redemption; she ‘rescues’ the doll and in the act of doing so, ‘rescues’ herself from a life that has been mostly spent stuck in the past. Many of the events in the story are told in a way that makes you question whether or not what is happening is “real”, but about halfway through, that actually ceases to matter because the story isn’t about events. It about catharsis and transcendence.
What I’m trying to say that a lot of the media we construct that use victimization narratives function within a larger society on the macro level, and function within individuals at the micro level.
What this -means- is that just because these victims “aren’t real” does not stop them from representing real victims. I know a lot of survivors and victims use these narratives and media like procedural dramas as a tool for catharsis and healing, but that these stories function inside people to different ends sometimes, and can be a destructive force as well.
It comforts me deeply to have this acknowledged by someone who produced these narratives, and in a removed sort of way, lived them. I think too many people involved with producing victimization narratives are too quick to defend it without acknowledging the way they function on both micro and macro levels.
So I thank you, Mandy Patinkin, for keeping it real.
[“If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work:
‘Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.’”
-Robin Tyler, US gay rights activist.]