Rebloggable by request: On Manners

Having reblogged the Trans Etiquette does that mean you 100% agree with it. Aren’t you worried it paints all Transgender people as overly sensitive? Maybe I’m not entitled to ask since I don’t have the pleasure of knowing a Transgender person but I would consider it damaging to assume all Transgender people are the same, not as varied and unique as people fortunate enough to be born in the skin they feel at home. (PS I’m a huge fan of not just your work but all you do to promote equality.)

I thought that it was, primarily, a call for good manners. I don’t think it paints trans people as sensitive at all: I think it reminds all people that good manners mostly consist of putting yourselves in someone else’s place, and then doing your best to treat the other person with as much respect and courtesy as you would want, if you were them.

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  14. dj-nobiwan said: I think mostly what needs to be pointed out is that trans people don’t like talking about their genitals more than anyone else. Somehow, I think there’s this misunderstanding that because you’re trans you’re somehow obsessed with sex and gender.
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  16. babblingbeth said: Dude it made me realise that it’s not socially acceptable to ask about any persons genitals…I’m not good at social things. I talk about genitals too much.
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  20. darael said: It seems to me that it is pointing out that some topics *can* be sensitive for trans* people, and it’s better to be careful around someone comfortable with stuff than careless around someone sensitive about it.
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