The violence that you do not see: homotransphobia is also made of wrong words

The violence that you do not see: homotransphobia is also made of wrong words

The bureaucratic difficulties and discrimination at the workplace. Violence is not only made of kicks and fists, violence is also made of wrong words that leave bruises difficult to erase. Today is the world day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. has contact young man cristina vivinetto, 27 years old, teacher and trans poetess, to talk about all those forms of psychological violence that are also taking place without realizing it. The last cover of the espresso, with a man with the belly, rekindled the debate on the possibility and the opportunity to become parents for trans people. “I did not see a future in my life if I had not had the courage to become Joan”.

A long and sometimes frustrating path: “The documents no longer coincide with your appearance and identity and therefore you must always specify, explain. He told the facets of the transition in verses in two books of poems: minimal pain (published by interlinea) and where we have never been (rizzoli. ) This mechanism, adds, snaps at the moment when we do not know each other and feeds on ignorance.

Even words can hurt. Paradoxically, he emphasizes youth, are the things that seem more harmless to do more harm. One thing that many people do (even unintentionally) is to call trans people with the wrong name, that is the name they had at birth and no longer recognize as them.

“In this way you’re canceling the person and disregarding the courageous drive of self-affirmation – explains giovanna – I thought: to you what is the cost of oating the right name? But the worst question remains: “But are you a male or a female?” young man tries to explain it like this: “It’s as if I met a cysgender person and asked: but what do you have between your legs? In fact, it is no longer so, even if trans people are struggling to find work and experience continuous discrimination.

Another common stereotype concerns the body and the image that a trans woman “would have” in collective perception. “I knew how many times I felt that I don’t like a trans!”, she says. The actress indya moore and victoria sampaio, the first model trangender to appear on the vogue cover.

Let’s touch a myth: It is not true with the sexual transition you lose the ability to reproduce. Happens when you submit to the removal and reconstruction of the genitals, but it is not a mandatory stage for all trans. “Not everyone decides to do this because it is a very challenging path and does not always produce the results they hoped for,” explains giovanna.

“Since temporarily suspending hormones that we consume the body quickly restores normal biological functions.” This also applies to those who enter the ftom transition, from woman to man, as in the design of comic books. “Is it not true that trans people are sterile – concludes young man alive – but then how many women cisgender cannot have children? Does that mean that they are less women?