Pitanja i odgovori: riječima trans* aktivista

Photo by florriebassingbourn. Flickr.

Photo by florriebassingbourn. Flickr.

Donosimo vam tri citata trans* aktivista kao inspiraciju, i odgovore na neka pitanja sa kojima se trans* ljudi često susreću.

 

1. A šta imaš…tamo dole?

“Sve što trebaš da znaš o polnim organima je da su napravljenji od mesa, krvi, i miliona sićušnih, nemirnih nervnih završetaka – sve drugo što im pripisuješ je obična halucinacija, proizvod tvoje previše aktivne mašte.”

“All that you ever need to know about genitals is that they are made up of flesh, blood, and millions of tiny, restless nerve endings – anything else that you read into them is mere hallucination, a product of your own overactive imagination.” 

― Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

2. Ali, to nije normalno…!

“Ustvari, niko od nas nije tako magično normativan da ima pravo da razdvaja čudake od sviju ostalih. Svi smo mi čudaci nekome. Mozda čak – ako smo iskreni – i sami sebi.”

“In reality, not a single one of us is so magically normative as to claim the right to separate out the freaks from everyone else. We are all freaks to someone. Maybe even—if we’re honest—to ourselves.”

Gwendolyn Ann Smith, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

 

3. Ali prije si govorio/la da si nešto drugo! Zar to jednostavno ne znači da izmišljaš?

“Mislim da kad god otkrijemo da nas imena kojima nas zovu na neki način čine manje nego slobodnima, moramo smisliti nova imena za sebe, i ta imena koja si damo više ne smiju biti odraz našeg straha da nas označe kao autsajdere…”

“I have this idea that every time we discover that the names we’re being called are somehow keeping us less than free, we need to come up with new names for ourselves, and that the names we give ourselves must no longer reflect a fear of being labeled outsiders….” 

― Kate BornsteinHello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

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