Toilet transphobia: sexual assault is not your weapon to wield

A powerful post by the survivor of sexual assault on why it’s offensive to appropriate sexual assault fears to justify overt discrimination against trans people…

The Queerness

In this deeply personal article, a guest writer and survivor of sexual violence objects to the appropriation of sexual assault to deny trans people their basic human rights.

*Content Note: This article contains a description of sexual assault, with references to sexual violence throughout.

Two years ago, I went into the toilets of a bar. When I emerged 10 minutes later, my life had been turned upside down. A bang to the head with the cubicle door and a knife to the throat was all it took to overpower me. The road to emotional recovery has been rocky, to say the least. Anti-depressants and counselling have become a part of life. I have self-harmed and come frighteningly close to ending it all. Thankfully, I am starting to see light at the end of the very long tunnel.

Here’s the thing, though. I am a cisgender gay man. I was attacked by…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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