Monday, August 29, 2016

I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset

All day and all of the night, I get e-mails from Google Alerts, which monitors "the web for interesting new content" on topics I want to know about.

About 95% of the alerts I receive are on the topic "transgender." Each e-mail alert typically contains one to a half dozen new web content about "transgender." I typically receive one transgender alert every hour or so, therefore, on an average day, I may receive 24 to 144 new transgender web contents.

It didn't used to be that way.

Two or three years ago, there were only a handful of transgender alerts each day. That was before Caitlyn and before the right wing and/or "Christian" bathroom fetishists went apeshit about transpeople peeing in the same pots where they pee.

Everyday I read stories about some judge or attorney general ruling against laws and policies that favor transpeople or politicians advocating the same. And then there are the religious folks who preach against us never taking under consideration what Jesus would do.

I am very tired of reading bad news that makes me sad and upset. Even the good news make me sad because often it is only temporary and will soon be short-circuited by the haters.

When will it end?

(Stop the world, I want to get off.)

Source: Madeleine
Wearing Madeleine.

Falete femulates Sara Montiel on Spain's version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.


  1. I feel you.

    I also know that there is positive out there. But it can get swamped by the bad. I offer hugs because they work for me. YMMV.


    1. Thank you for the hugs, Joanna!

  2. Stana, I understand how you feel. I'm friends on Facebook or in real life with a lot of both local and national transgender advocates so I'm constantly bombarded with many of the same things. And with me beginning transition, it's really depressing and almost seems like I picked the wrong time. I'm still confident it will get better but I keep wondering when.

    1. I know I will breathe a sign of relief if our next president wears a dress and heels.

    2. So you think Trump's attitude would alter if he gets into drag?

    3. No, he would just be a man in a dress.

  3. Sometime it really seems like many trans writers and bloggers ping on anything negative they can find and every negative inference or slight finds a way to increase in size and velocity as it slingshots around the internet.
    I prefer to look at the positive, which is not hard to find if we would just set our memories back a few years. I really enjoyed the recent article by Cate O'Malley in TG Forum. She rejoices in her life, her transition, etc. She notes that things have not always run perfectly but I think that if you are trans in any fashion now is the best time in history we have ever seen.

    1. Usually my glass is half full, but lately, all the bad news has emptied the glass.

  4. Agreed - bad news can dominate, but we have to remember those inspiring words from Eric Idle of Monty Python fame - "Always look on the bright side of life" (admit it - you started whistling!) Also, I LOVE the Madeleine dress in today's Femulate Her - Yummy!!