Q:Honestly you guys post a TON of unhealthy things. I can no longer follow your tumblr. There is a difference between a triggering post and all around this is bad for you and you shouldn't do it. Like that one a few weeks ago with the transguys holding their pee for hours because they don't have their STPs. That is unhealthy and can cause health issues. I don't care what you think you should do you have to pee GO PEE regardless of having an STP on you or not.
K: I agree that there is a difference between a triggering post and a post that mentions something that is bad for you. There is also a difference between a post that goes out of the way to promote said bad thing as something you should do, and a post that is mentioning the issue and highlighting it as a problem some of us go through.
I doubt that the followers of this blog read that post you are referring to and thought “What a great idea! I’ll hold my pee next time” the response was most probably “I sometimes hold it like this person as I’m scared of using [gendered] toilet. I know it’s not good for me but…” or something similar.
We all know of the health issues that we face due to the struggles we have or things we must/feel we need to do in order to survive/feel safe etc. But that alone does not make it any easier. Your attitude of “I don’t care how you feel, suck it up and just pee” is rather unsympathetic and you need to understand that it is not that simple or easy for some of us to do. In an ideal world we would be able to “just pee” but unfortunately some of us can’t and rather than tell people you don’t care and they should just do it is rather unhelpful.
I’m sorry that you feel you cannot follow this blog anymore and if anything has ever triggered or offended you.
This blog has always contained this type of content and I feel it’s important to not censor certain issues. If you feel you are not able to read posts that are honest and bring light to a range of issues we face then I agree that this blog is not for you. Because after-all this blog is “You Know You’re Trans* When…” which clearly suggests that it will feature these things.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2686 The story of the first pregnant man was hardly a shock to you.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2685 You hate “lady” and “sir” not because they are formal, but because they might ruin someone else’s day.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2684 Your friend says she threw out her old pink hat when she was packing and you have to read the message 3 times before you brain changes the definition of “packing.”
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2683 You’re working in groups in English class and when a girl in your group says “Wow I’m the only girl in this group” you almost blurt out “No you’re not” but stop yourself because you’re not out to your classmates.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2682 In the time it takes to buy a box or cereal, the cashier manages to call you ma’am/sir at least 5 times until you want to scream “Stop! You’re getting it wrong!”
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2681 You wish you could invite your brother to your bridal shower so you wouldn’t have to be the only guy there.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2680 You chose your name so well that college friends don’t remember what they called you before.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2679 You’re lying on the floor after you passed out and all you can think when the paramedic is trying to get your attention is “it’s sir, not ma’am.”
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2678 You don’t know if you should go to the gender appropriate or sex appropriate bathroom for fear of being read.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2677 You spent 10 minutes standing in a bathroom stall waiting for everyone else to leave so no one sees you in there.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2676 You pretend you’re a werewolf to make periods bearable.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2675 Everytime your parents bring up a younger sibling as “the only girl in the house”, you wanna correct them, but fear being kicked out of the house.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2674 You’re discussing military dress codes and you talk about “uniforms for people who identify as women” and “uniforms for people who identify as men” rather than “women’s and men’s uniforms.”
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2673 You and your cis female friend both want the weather to get warmer. So she can wear her new dresses, and you because you can finally convinced your mom to buy you men’s clothes for summer.