#reblogged And still people keep telling us men that we don’t experience sexism and are not forced under pressure of society’s expectations.
Disclaimer: I have no problem with the men who were featured in the BuzzFeed article in question. Let’s not get it twisted, okay? Also, these opinions are my own, not the transgender community as a whole.
Representation in the media is very important for transgender folks like myself. Media can show the world that we are just like them — human beings. Granted, each person is unique in their own way but we are still essentially human beings that deserve the same rights and privileges as any cisgender person. And that is the message transmen, who are out and proud, want to send to the world and do whatever it takes to make it known. We should strive to, however, not just use ANY outlet for exposure and settle for scraps.
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