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The Self Made Men is a tool used to serve the transgender male community. On one end, we educate and promote awareness of our existence, needs and normalcy to individuals and groups in both the GLBT and Allied communities. Mirrored to this cause, our biggest concerns lie with the support and mentoring of other transgender people as a resource to transitioning and dealing with everyday life.
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The way in which people interact with me because I’m disabled (I use a wheelchair most of the time) and the way in which people interact with me when they know I’m trans are quite similar. People think that this gives them some sort of a right to my body, a right to information about it, they’ll ask personal or invasive questions and not realise why those might not be appropriate. “Do you have a dick yet?” and “so what’s wrong? Why are you in a wheelchair?” don’t feel that different as questions, both uncomfortably invasive, and yet other disabled people ask me those sorts of questions about my transition, when I’m out, and other trans people ask me those sorts of questions about my disability when they know about it. I’ve had to work hard to reclaim the right to privacy about my body. Asking someone whether you can help them (and taking no for an answer), or asking someone their preferred pronouns, are far more appropriate than personal questions about somebody else’s body.

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The Self Made Men is a tool used to serve the transgender male community. On one end, we educate and promote awareness of our existence, needs and normalcy to individuals and groups in both the GLBT and Allied communities. Mirrored to this cause, our biggest concerns lie with the support and mentoring of other Transgender people as a resource to transitioning and dealing with everyday life.

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Insanity is - doing the same thing you’ve always done and expecting different results. 

Hello, my name is Jason Robert and I am the founder of The Self Made Men. I would rather not sit here in this bed at 3am EST debating as to whether or not to close TSMM. When I started this company it was everything to me, and as it developed I realized that for a… however small group of people, it was everything to them too. Over the passed 4 years of development I often joked about writing a book later on about “how advocacy ruined my life”. More times than not I’ve found myself extremely overwhelmed at the responsibility of being the person I was now expected to be.
I made a company look like a company, even though it’s always been essentially just me. Blocking off designated areas of my own living space to house inventory. Giving up hours of my days and stretching myself thin for absolutely zero pay… In fact mostly out of pocket. Sacrificing my rights of privacy to the community dead set on destroying itself… We all know Tumblr is not a safe space.

I don’t want to be thinking about how easy it would be to give it up and just be… me. Our singular area of weakness currently is that I’ve allowed work that pays, and social life to interfere with answering emails and maintaining solid minimal shipping times. We receive more angry emails this way, which essentially… leveling with you here… gives me horrible anxiety. So much so that I want to shut the company down and never open our email account again. Or leaves me awake at 3am like tonight knowing that I need to fix this… That TSMM is still everything to me and to some people and I can’t let them down. 

I hope you can appreciate that I’m being human with you, and not commercial. I’ve created a shipping department on our website to keep up with shipping times. I’ve also blocked off areas of my schedule where I’ll be sending items out and getting up to date and making sure lost orders are handled. Please just remember that you are important to me… and I’m doing my best to keep up.

Dress shirts have two measurements: your neck size and the length of the sleeves. Getting the sleeve length measurement is crucial because having sleeves that hang over your hands or even down to your fingers is the quickest way to de-age yourself. My mum, who’s a seamstress for my alma mater’s theatre ensemble, says nothing makes young men look like pre-teens than too-long sleeves. I’m inclined to believe her wisdom so be sure you’re measuring carefully!

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled in favor of a transgender woman who was verbally and physically harassed at work, marking the first time the federal government uses the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a means of defending a trans person. 

After a full investigation, the EEOC ruled that supervisors failed to intervene even when they were informed of the harassment, creating a hostile workplace and violating the employee’s rights as protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The woman, who has not been publicly identified, filed a complaint with the EEOC last year, following a landmark decision last April declaring that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extends to transgender people who are harassed on the basis of their sex. Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. 

This is so incredibly important and could change the game for how we navigate discrimination claims across the country. Major respect to the EEOC for doing the right thing and setting a crucial precedent. 

(PS: This was my 5,000th post! Glad it was for good news!) 

(via transawareness)

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cains face tho

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