Would you be upset if a long-term partner confessed that s/he'd committed a serious crime before you met? How do you think it would affect your relationship?
when first posted this, question read:
Regardless of your sexual identity/orientation, would you be upset if a long-term romantic partner neglected to tell you that s/he'd had a sex change operation before you met, and why?
If you don't believe me, check debunkingcis
, or go bacvk and look at the early answers to the question ( I just had to go back to skip=90 to see questions that were obviously about gender identity
That's right, ladies and gentlemen and everyone else, LiveJournal ran a immensely transphobic and hateful writer's block question on their front page. Because trans people only exist to give cis folks an excuse to play oh-so-fun hypothetical moral games with them. Obviously
. Note the word 'neglected', for extra fail.
Presumably having been called out of how hateful that behaviour is, they changed the question - not posted a new one, but changed the wording of the question without de-linking the answer list. And what they changed it to?Equates transitioning to serious criminal behaviour.
Fuck you, Livejournal. *Goes to figure out how someone complains in this situation*--EDIT--
I have sent to following message to LiveJournal Abuse
I believe the entirety of today's Writer's Block question violates Livejournal's own Terms of Service according to XVI 1), because it encourages and propagates a discussion that is hateful and objectionable on gender discrimination grounds.-- SON OF EDIT: Link round up --sparkindarkness: When you ask a question like this, in this fashion, you are presenting it as a legitimate argument for debate.silverflight8
The original question -
"Regardless of your sexual identity/orientation, would you be upset if a long-term romantic partner neglected to tell you that s/he'd had a sex change operation before you met, and why?"
- is intensely offensive to transgender/transexual people and to anyone who regards transexual and transgender people as actual people and not objects of interest to be othered and used for hypothetical 'what if...' scenarios. Especially the wording 'neglected', implying that someone's past gender identity is, rather than a private situaiton, something that belongs to their current partner. More than that, though, it promotes the kind of rhetoric that permeates anti-trans culture and encourages the idea that transsexual status is something to be ashamed of and the domain of cis sexual people to complain about.
I can only presume someone worked out how offensive this question was, only to make the whole situation infinitely worse by changing the question to:
"Would you be upset if a long-term partner confessed that s/he'd committed a serious crime before you met? How do you think it would affect your relationship?"
Equating someone's gender identity to committing a 'serious crime' is beyond offensive, and I'm sure I don't need to explain why.
Why on Earth did LiveJournal choose to make a bad situation worse without any sort of public acknowledgement or apology?
: Talk about nasty
: Take Me As I am (My transphobia inclulded)mors_litterae
: LJ, your cis privilege and transphobia is showing.allieflowlight
: I am used to LJ screwing up and doing wrong by their users, but I never thought I'd see such naked bigotry from them.aopt
: this is just fucking richwitchy_abriel
: My Letter to LJ Regarding Yesterday's FAILspiffynamehere
: But I also have an icon to contribute
If I've missed anyone, let me know!