Love that the headline is "THEY RECEIVED OVER 100 CONPLAINTS," but leave out that that 144 is out of 7.6 million viewers.
I didn't know 0.00189% of an audience complaining was worthy of an entire article.
Kinda perfect microcosm of the entire "trans debate." There's an extremely loud very small minority of people that hate trans people while the vast majority are either ambivalent or supportive, but the headlines and media coverage go to the very small minority of transphobes.
i feel like one of the weirdest realizations you (or at least i) eventually have a few years into transitioning and being mostly around other trans people, is that moment where u notice that like ur brains mapping of like specific voices to specific genders is just kinda gone. like it rly is just all social constructs programmed into u by society, and living outside societies idea of gender just kinda melts that shit away, and it's not just voices, like other traditionally gendered attributes also suddenly don't matter anymore*
*except for myself of course, i am obviously totally failing at being a girl but everyone is doing it perfectly, dysphoria is so awesome lmao
Support the BBC for having a trans character in recent episodes of 'Doctor Who'
Apparently the BBC (UK) has had 144 complaints about a recent episode of Doctor Who because it contained an openly trans character.
I've made a complaint to the BBC that there weren't enough transgender characters in Doctor Who. I would love if 144 other people did the same thing. Here's the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints/make-a-complaint/#/Complaint
(For your easy reference: "The Star Beast" aired on 25/11/2023 on BBC One, and the trans character is called Rose.)
Please note that the complaint form asks for your UK postcode, so only UK folks can join in with this - but if you suspect you might have any UK-based followers, maybe give us a reblog to boost the signal?
Edit: I'm told that you can fill in the form even if you're outside of the UK, because the BBC provide service to many countries other than the UK, including the USA! Go for it. :D
Reply to confirm that you've done it, so I can keep a count!
Here's my complaint:
Avoid sarcasm or irony. Assume your post will be taken literally. If you are clearly joking or being mean you will be ignored or misunderstood.
Include some gratitude/appreciation. It's pretty great that they included a trans woman in a positive way, and they should know that they have explicit support for that.
Edit again: I'm seeing some concerns in the replies/reblogs that the BBC might not distinguish between "less trans people, please" complaints and "more trans people, please" complaints. Rest assured, this is nothing to worry about - the BBC publish fortnightly complaint reports, and they do pay enough attention to know when a complaint is in favour of or against trans inclusion. In fact, their 20 November – 3 December 2023 report is where the various news articles are getting the 144 complaints figure; that report says there were precisely 144 complaints that they have categorised as "Anti-male / inappropriate inclusion of transgender character".
That means the next complaints fortnight window is 4 December - 17 December. We have 8 more days to beat 144. By my count, over Tumblr, WhatsApp, the Fediverse and Telegram, we have 85 so far, which is well over halfway there.
Also, when you've done it, please reply to confirm you have done it, so that I can count us!
Thank you, everyone!
Edit, 2023-12-11, 1am UK time:
We did it! I've just been counting up responses, and it looks like sometime yesterday evening we hit 144 complaints/comments in favour of Rose Noble and more excellent trans characters in Doctor Who! (We're actually up to 157 now, fantastic.)
So, my next plan is to submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the BBC sometime in the next few days, asking for complaints and compliments figures. Then I'd ideally (energy and time permitting) like to put together a press release that I can send out to the publications that promoted the tiny "144 anti-trans complaints" figure, showing them that there has been far more feedback in favour of trans representation than against.
I'll keep you posted.
Today I managed to reach a real live human being at Senator Butler's office to register my concerns about KOSA. I went through my concerns that this bill would be used by red state AGs to silence queer people online. But then I did something that seemed to make an impression.
I got a bit more personal, and said that as a transgender person I am actually scared that this will drive me off the internet and cut me off from my community.
I also said that my friends have trans kids, who depend on the internet for support. And I'm legit worried what'll happen to them.
I think that talking about my personal worries for this bill really helped drive my message home. I got a somewhat warmer response than in the past when I've called.
I've said this before, but my guess is that if this bill passes, it will be similar to what happened with sesta-fosta.
Platforms will either ban content that might be challenged, or merely shadowban it.
There is a lot of fear-mongering right now about algorithms recommending harmful content to kids. In response, platforms may do the opposite: set up algorithms to ensure that nobody sees content that Republicans don't like.
BE UNPALATABLE / SHOW YOUR TEETH
[IMAGE ID: "changing your taste for the cissexuals' palate is to sacrifice your own tongue" in black text. there are wolves on either side of the text with a black border and white background. black stars and trans symbols decorate the image. END]
I CAN'T FIND A MIRROR SO DEAL WITH AN ELEVATOR
wow! i wish there was a super lesbian
wait shes Bi But shes still super!! wawa!! ssuper Melody Amaranth from The good Game
Looking back at it there might be a reason why i always play as a girl in games (aside from the stupid class gender locking that some rpgs do)
the cosmic match i do not crave
thinking more on our non-dysphoric trans talks and i think i arrived at a good short summary: it is VERY common for folks to crave for their soul and body to match and i respect this, however i see no cosmic reason for MY soul and body to match. in fact i kinda like that they dont
if i was pressed i would say 'sure bud lets match them up'. that would be my choice, but this mismatch is pretty interesting too. its all pretty dang cool and exciting and it all proves love is real, to me at least