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This 'tranny' by CallMeHe This 'tranny' by CallMeHe
Yeah. The Internet gives a lot of people who are actually pathetic and scared to bully people without the danger of retaliation.

I know I'm not actually a tranny (tranny meaning transvestite, not transgender), but that is the generic name I get called.

EDIT: OKAY, SINCE SOME PEOPLE ARE CLEARLY STUPID I WILL SAY THIS IN AS SIMPLE TERMS AS POSSIBLE. THIS WAS NOT ME RECLAIMING THE WORD TRANNY, OKAY? THIS WAS ME SAYING THAT I AM FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE DOUCHES THAT CALL ME SUCH. EVEN IF I WAS, IT WOULD BE PERFECTLY WITHIN MY RIGHTS TO DO SO, BECAUSE, CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, IT IS USED AGAINST TRANSMEN AS WELL AS TRANSWOMEN. THAT WOULD NOT BE INSULTING TRANSWOMEN, IT IS INSULTING TO TRANSMEN THAT PEOPLE THINK "OH THEY MUST OBVIOUSLY HAVE MALE PRIVILEGE SO THEIR LIVES ARE EASY AND THEY DON'T GET CALLED THINGS LIKE TRANNY NO NOT AT ALL". 

Rant over. -.-
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HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sweet. I'd love to see that happen. x) Hue, hue, hue. *evil laugh* If only the world wasn't made of buttholes and black licorice. :I
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist
Aha thank you.
indeed
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HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. V-V
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RainbowGlambert Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Love this.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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RainbowGlambert Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Welcome. And you have the full support of this ally.
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DamyenLeFay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Artist
Love this picture
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you :)
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LiaHansen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artist
I love this, and for what it's worth, as a trans-girl, I find it ridiculous that people take issue with you using that word. It's thrown out all the time in every direction by ignoramuses and bigots all over the place at all types of trans-folk. You've almost certainly heard it more than me, being out and all, so the idea that you shouldn't be able to use it while I can is dumb.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much. :)
I'm only out online, but I have indeed had it flung at me many times.
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zombiebait125 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you :3
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zombiebait125 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem im an FTM too C:
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist
^-^
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avispadator Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Photographer
the phrase is nice, the color choosing is quite interesting yet i find this a bit filled with anger and putting labels won't help, other than that is quite awesome, and if anyone asks i'm just a very, very open minded dude, note to that it may be caused because i'm a virgin or because i'm just plainly understanding...
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I wasn't putting labels on anyone, it was used to show that the label is wrong. 
The colours are that of the transgender pride flag. 
Thanks. :)

P.s. there doesn't need to be a cause for open mindedness, in my opinion it is the best trait a person could possess. 
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avispadator Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Photographer
i was aiming to a resistan liever and a good set of lungs to smoke and drink to my heart content, but your words are better than a good ole bottle of scotch
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Hm?
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avispadator Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Photographer
you said that my open mind was something good, yet i only aim to resist all the toxins i consume, you see i have a theory, some people have their life marked to be lonely, they are very few in numbers, i am one of those outcasted persons, and since i feel no love i only see the happyness of the others, trying to steal a little bit of that happyness to myself...
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cambiare-magico Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
:3
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SweetBlasphemy483 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS.
It's spot on.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist
^.^
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
Hear hear bro!
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist
^.^
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lunavamp222 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Trans men are not "trannys". That is a completely inappropriate word. Tranny is an insult hurled at trans women when they are brutalized and left for dead. You have no right to appropriate a word that was never directed at you to begin with. It has a long violent history and I am offended that you would insult my trans sisters by using it.
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Hakudoushii Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Watch out, the tumblr transtrenders are coming full-force!
I've gotten called tranny and shemale FAR more as an intersex person- the people the term was ORIGINALLY used at. So shut the fuck up and go put a tampon in your bleeding vajaj.
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Chazizard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup.
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dweebzilla Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoa there buddy, you need to slow down. Are you saying that trans guys have never been called "trannies"? Yeah, because all those times I've been called a "fucking tranny dyke" who needs to "get the fuck out of the men's room" because I'm "not a real man" totally don't count. No, it's never been directed at us. Ever.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Exactly. What makes even less sense is that Luna Vamp is in fact a trans guy... They are very offensive even to themselves... Even further down attempting to further ostracise their own community... O.o
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Chazizard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
No, it isn't offensive to ourselves. Recently trans*guys have been so far elevated above transfeminine people in the queer community it's not even true. Nobody ever said that transmasculine people don't suffer from transphobia, but it IS transfeminine people that get the sexism with it as well. Making a further point, the reason for this is that in a patriarchal society femininity is perceived as weakness. Look at femmephobia- even within the queer community, femme people as a whole are treated badly. I would be called a "transtrender" if I fully expressed my femme side- BY OTHER TRANS* MEN. Off topic, but that's how it is.

Yes we do have male privilege, not over cis women, but over our trans* sisters. And we need to on occasion hush up and listen. Because believe it or not trans* women opened the way for the whole queer rights movement- it was trans* women that threw the first stone at Stonewall. It has also been trans* women on the front line for the fight for liberation for a long time, and it's trans* women, especially trans* women of colour, that suffer more hate-related beatings and murders than us. We OWE our trans* sisters respect. We need to use the privilege we have to elevate them. We need more transmasculine people saying fuck femme phobia, fuck transmisogyny, fuck the fact that we are listened to and our sisters no longer are. 

We are not saying that we don't have any hardships, but our hardships are BECAUSE WE ARE TRANS*. Not because we are male. Sure the pressure to be as "much of a man" as we can gets heavy sometimes, trying to prove our masculinity to a cisnormative world is hard as hell. We do not need to become silencers and erasers of our fellows in fighting those hardships.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Please point out to me where I suggested that I don't respect trans women so I can sort it out.

I have no male priviledge, people refuse point blank to see me as male. In fact, it causes people to be more sexist to me as the woman they insist that I am.

I hate any kind of misogyny, so I do say fuck trans misogyny, and I speak up when I can for the rights of all trans people. But you know, trans misandry exists too, although most of it probably stems from (cis)misogyny. I also do not believe that transmen are listened to. At all. Certainly no more than trans women. I do agree that trans women bear the brunt of the hate towards the trans community, and that is because a lot of people think that all trans people are mtf, and they get more negative media attention, as well as the femme phobia.
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Chazizard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
1. You didn't. I just don't think you're thinking about it enough.

2. Those people are usually cis people, right? You are being mistreated as a trans* person there. 

3. Transmisandry does not exist, sorry. No more than misandry. They are both bullshit and it takes some growing up to realize that. Men are not mistreated by society. Trans* men are mistreated for being trans*, not for being trans* men. Masculinity is VALUED by society, and some transfeminine people have actually begun to identify with the IDEA of transmisandry because they are so sick of being pushed aside in favour of us. bblackenedbutterfly.tumblr.com… read this, please.

Also, I will just point out that I HAVE witnessed misogyny from trans* men because they think that after suffering misogyny they are somehow entitled to do so. No. That is not cool.

I understand it that you're newly out, at least on the internet? (Forgive me if I'm wrong). So I'd really suggest that you look up some resources and talk to some people. (I don't claim to know everything about sex, gender, the gender binary, the gender spectrum and what have you but I know A LOT. I also am aware of a lot of the issues that stem within the queer community. If you have any questions that need answering about anything, or a suggestion for some of the said resources and people to talk to, I would be absolutely 100% happy to help. What's three years of research if you can't share it?)

Most of all please don't just limit your discourse to fellow transmasculine people. I know it's good to feel like you're around people that directly understand what you're going through but transfeminine people have a lot to say too. I can link you to some fantastic tumblr blogs and people-

prettylittlebuttbandit.tumblr.com- that's mine
glitterandpups.tumblr.com- that's my drag mother, Joefox, they are transfeminine and amazing
fuckyourgender.tumblr.com- a lot of focus on non-binary folk and queerness as an expression, 1. beware there may be NSFW content and 2. beware it may change your sense of style completely because it did mine
telescopics.tumblr.com- the guy that gave me the courage to come out in the first place
genderphobia- TW for drug use but they're also an awesome transfeminine person

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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Misandry does exist. The expectations of men lead to issues when they do not conform to said expectations, it seems to me that people think men have it perfect because they haven't been discriminated against as a whole nearly as much as women (yeah, misogyny is a problem 100 times worse than misandry, but it does exist.)

I am a feminist-egilatarian, and as such, I despise sexism of any kind, towards trans, cis, male and female people (and of course those in between/removed).

I have been out on the Internet since last January, but I have years of meticulous research behind me, as I have been trying to understand my feelings for nearly five years now.

I myself make certain that I mix with both transmen and transwomen, as well as all manner of non-binary identifying persons. 
I know some transmen can become misogynistic, but the way I think, is that I would never ever dream of treating anyone any different because of their gender or sex, having experienced such sexism myself, even small sexist remarks infuriate me. With regards to that link, those kind of people sound horrible, and I can assure you, I'd never dream of being one of them. I understand that in several ways, transwomen have a tougher time, but it irritates me when people (LunaVamp) say that transmen have no right to complain, that we should "suck it up like real men" because transwomen are 'superior' (their actual words) and that how dare I claim that the word 'tranny' is used to hurt me, when it absolutely is:
Yesterday a complete stranger sent me a message laughing and calling me an 'attention seeking tranny freak', telling me to exterminate my kind, saying I don't deserve to be alive, and that I should just swallow acid. And the reason he did this? Because I posted a photo about the chance of murder statistics of trans people compared to cispeople, and said that it really scared me, because it does, and people like him are the reason. I get stuff similar to that on a regular basis, so LunaVamp has no right to tell me I have nothing to be upset about.
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Chazizard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
No no no no no no no no no no no. Misandry is not a social issue. It's not. Anything men face in the way of issues AS MEN is a problem of a society that values and puts expectations on masculinity above femininity, which is something that female people suffer FAR MORE. The thing is, is that while the T-slur may have been aimed at you, as it has me, it has STILL BEEN USED IN THE PAST SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT TRANS* WOMEN AND IS NOT OUR SLUR TO RECLAIM. RACISTS CALL PEOPLE OF COLOUR SLURS THAT DO NOT APPLY TO THEIR RACE SOMETIMES. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT AN ASIAN PERSON IS OK TO USE THE SLUR N*GGER. The words "Dirty Turk" was used against my Dad just the other month and he's English/Greek Cypriot. Doesn't mean he can go around using that phrase.

Also I saw nothing of the sort from LunaVamp suggesting that you should "suck it up" because "trans women are superior." Do link me to the comments where they said that. To be totally honest, apart from the supposed "real men" comment, the words "trans women are superior" are fucking refreshing to hear when I have to sit and listen to fellow trans* men piss themselves because they think they're not represented enough in comparison to trans* women when trans* women have a tendency to suffer nothing but POOR representation. It's like women that have suffered horrendous gendered abuse identifying with misandry. It hurts nothing but feelings and does not have a history of violence at all. Transmisandry is the same. So really, I don't know why everything I'VE said and shown you about the the treatment of trans*women isn't making you more indignant than supposed transmisandry. THAT'S MALE ENTITLEMENT. 

The struggles you are experiencing are struggles as a trans* person, not as a trans* man. (I say struggles and not problems. Problems are personal. Problems are things like needing a binder. Struggles are things like oppressive language.) YOU HAVE NOT DONE ENOUGH RESEARCH ON THE PROBLEMS WITHIN THE QUEER COMMUNITY ITSELF AND THIS IS TROUBLING AND OBVIOUS. Egalitarianism is a word to describe an attitude where someone wants to look good without acknowledging their privilege. It does not work like that. 

I made an attempt at education. Excuse me if my tone was a little pointed but my god when people complain about misandry it is a simple case of not looking deep enough into the social implications of things and transmisandry is, frankly, made up. People identify with these things, joke about them and use them to describe their views because they're sick of the shit of masculine people.

And you know what? So am I. 
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dweebzilla Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's incredibly misandrist to claim that we don't have any hardships simply because we present as and are mentally male. While it's true that we have some level of male privilege, it's offensive to assume that privilege completely negates our difficulties.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Indeed. 
No one is superior, and claiming people to be such is ridiculous.
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dweebzilla Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's offensive to me for someone to claim we're more privileged just because we identify as male. While trans girls do deal with the brunt of social stigma, guys that haven't transitioned yet or are still transitioning have to deal with both transphobia and sexism. It evens out quite a bit.
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Chazizard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Um I'd like to drop in as a trans* guy and say you're missing the point entirely. Within the queer community trans* men are elevated and treated like poster kids and trans* women are treated like shit. Do not go on about "misandry" especially not when it's another trans* guy calling someone out. The T slur has been used by far more in direction to trans*women and as trans* men it is not our slur to reclaim. Basically, trans*women and transfeminine people have it A LOT harder and are treated badly within their own community. Learn to listen.
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dweebzilla Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sorry, i'll stop trying to re-appropriate the t-slur. i was dumb.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Exactly. 
And claiming that trans men don't have the right to complain... Ugh.
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dweebzilla Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Especially because they're so ignorant as to say we've never had that word used against us!
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cambiare-magico Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The artist put the word in quotation marks. They were using it in their art as an expression of how inappropriate the world actually is. I feel you may have missed the point of their piece.
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
...Did you even read the artist comments?
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist
And p.s. there was clearly a reason that the word is in quotation marks. :L
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lunavamp222 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I kind of realize that what I said was kind of hostile and I was just parroting the hostility that I internalized that came from other people. I'm sorry for attacking you over something like this. I still don't believe that trans men have the right to reclaim the word "tranny" because so many trans women and others are offended when they do. Sorry.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
You seriously still can't accept the fact that the word tranny is used against all trans people and not just trans women? 

And once more: I. WAS. NOT. RECLAIMING. THE. WORD. I hate the word tranny, in fact. I wouldn't want to reclaim it, it is a subject of pain for me, because as a transman, it is FREQUENTLY used against me. Hence this piece of art.

Also: transmen have the right to reclaim any damn word we want, just saying.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Excuse me? I KNOW it is an offensive word. As a trans person myself, I know. I used it, because that is what the people to whom this is addressed called me. That is the point. Did you not read the about?

Just in case you didn't get it: THE POINT OF THIS IS THAT YOU SHOULDN'T USE THE WORD TRANNY. AND IT IS ME FIGHTING BACK AT THOSE WHO CALLED ME SUCH, OKAY?
It may also interest you to know that tranny is also directed at trans men, not just trans women. And that it does in fact refer to a transvestite.
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lunavamp222 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just because someone else mislabeled you a tranny doesn't mean that you have the privilege of reclaiming that word.   Most trans spaces I go to online universally agree that tranny is a slur against trans womyn. Transmisogyny is only directed at trans womyn. Neither of us have the right to reclaim a word of persecution because neither of us are persecuted enough. Trans men should remain silent because it reverses misogyny. 
Trans men should deal with persecution silently like real men. The only reason that you think we have the right to openly express are true feelings is because the transgender community on deviantart is too male dominated and patriarchal. 

I know that it sounds like I'm attacking you but I just believe that mtf trans are superior to ftm because of male privilege and I'm just trying to make the world a more just place by silencing patriarchal pigs within the transgender community.  
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Itti Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Trans men should deal with persecution silently like real men.
First of all, no men should have to deal with persecution silently. There are many men who deal with all kinds of things - domestic abuse, rape, mental illness - and are afraid to speak out because it's not "manly" to do so. That's an archaeic and ridiculous view. Both genders are equally entitled to help with persecution and abuse. I am horrified that you would suggest otherwise.
Secondly, do not ever use "real" to contrast with "trans" again. Do you know how many trans men and women struggle with their identities and struggle to be accepted as their true genders? They are just as "real" women or men as those that were born with the right parts. I am shocked that you purport to be a supporter of trans women and yet you are equating "cis" with "real".
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