A side discussion on Tumblr about ”WBW” rage.

ON TUMBLR ::
So where might the root of “WBW” rage be originating? Especially towards trans people? Patience Newbury has an idea, unlikely as it might sound.


A quick note:

Cisnormativity uses its Tumblr page for impromptu thoughts and scraps of things we find wherever, or stuff readers have sent to us which return to how cisnormative social conditions, geographies, or just everyday situations shape, direct, and confine the way we are able to move as trans people.

You can also ask us questions about cisnormativity.

A letter to Automattic Inc. (parent of WordPress.com) on the “MWMF trans woman hit-list”

[Ed. note: delivered to Automattic Inc., 8 September 2011]


Personal attack blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of attacking an individual or group of individuals are not welcome on WordPress.com. We have a particularly low tolerance for anonymous bloggers who make personal attacks without standing by their words with their real name.

If you find a blog that violates our rules please report it.

Hello Automattic, et al. —

It was brought to our attention that a blog account on your WordPress.com service by the name of “GenderTrender” [http://gende----nder.wordpress.com] has issued what appears to be an exposure list, or “hit list” of select individuals for whom that blog’s administrator is impelling readers to act on a vow of physical contact. The list in question — [linked here] — would, as a plain reading, indicate a call-to-action which could result in the specific harm of the individuals itemized and profiled on that list. Continue reading