Comic: The cishet obsession with children’s genitals is really weird, and transphobic
Cis heterosexuals prove every day that they are the ones who desperately need help.
Soft Content Warning: Physical Trauma involving babies (circumcision) and vague allusions about adult fascination with underage genitals.
by JeCorey Holder
So I’ll just go ahead and ask: when are straight people going to unpack their weird obsession with children’s genitals?
In the same vein as people who claim a firm pro circumcision stance and then turn around to tell you kids are “too young” to explore their options when it comes to queer identities… we need to address folks who are pro circumcision, but lose their collective flip-floppin’ hypocritical shit over the idea (FALSE idea, mind you) that a child who comes out as trans will be forced to get some kind of genital surgery.
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Cis heterosexuals are still, often with little thought, putting their babies in danger and physical distress for a medical procedure based on outdated science and morality. Yet the thought of an older kid like Zaya Wade hypothetically having surgery makes them slam the brakes.
Once again I cannot stress enough how much that is NOT a risk. Surgery is not a formal requirement for identifying as transgender, let alone for a transgender CHILD.
Every now and then I do come across an answer, and I immediately regret wondering. Because I have personally seen social media threads of parents confirming that they have, or would, guillotine a fresh-ass baby’s genitals because of their personal preferences on what a penis should look like on a sexual partner.
Now pause. Hop back. And read that last sentence again.
People just SAY THAT. With confidence. About their baby’s weiner. Like it’s a completely normal and tenable thing to do.
Despite how they feel about LGBTQIA+ people—viewing us as these strange unnatural beings—cis heterosexuals prove every day that they are the ones who desperately need help.
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Gamer, geek, and social activist. JeCorey Holder has been weaving tapestries of shade and fury since the early 2000’s. Pro-LGBTQ, pro-black, and pro intersectional feminism, he is full of feelings and opinions that try to call out and tear down the oppressive status quo