More reports from the previously linked TransPulse survey.
Survey states 61% of CAMAB people and 66% of CAFAB people are suffer from depression. N= isn’t the same, and it’s a respondent driven data gathering to new participants, so social isolation is a huge factor for the lack of CAMAB respondents.
It seems that CAMAB people seem to be less depressed when they’re being less shit on by society.
It seems that CAFAB people seem to be less depressed when being less shit on by society - but strangely enough, because they aren’t having enough sex/satisfaction.
Recall earlier - that 50% of CAMAB respondents described having NO sex, and 20% of CAFAB respondents described having NO sex.
This says a lot about male entitlement - while trans CAFABs are getting way more sex on average, they report that lack of fulfillment is due to lack of it, or lack of quality sex. Meanwhile, it seems trans CAMAB people don’t seem to have a lack of sex correspond to a higher rate of depression.
Perhaps it says something about male entitlement, and the forced desexualization of trans women - we’re worthless and we’ve accepted it and, strangely enough, “seem to be at peace” with being nothing.
That’s both terrifying, and makes, I think, quite obvious the way in which cissexism and sexism interact.
am i reading this correctly?
is it saying that CAMAB trans people are less likely to be depressed if they have less community involvement?
that they are less likely to be depressed if they do not always pass?
or does this infographic use the clumsiest phrasing in the world?
No, it’s saying we tend to be less depressed when we pass most or all of the time. The categories of passing X amount of time, IIRC, were “always, almost always, most of the time, somewhat, rarely, never”. The categories that linked with the lowest levels of depression were the ones that, surprise surprise - when we passed the most (approx 75%+)
And that we tend to be less depressed when we are less involved with communities. Because communities fuck us over (big surprise)
This is Kim Nguyen a few moments after she “fell” out of an LAPD patrol car in the early hours of March 17, 2013. Her left bra strap is broken and top of her dress is pulled down to her waist.
Her jaw was shattered. She lost most of her teeth. She had to be put in a medically induced coma because of bleeding to her brain. When she awoke a few days later, she found bruising on the inside of her leg.
This is what she looked like two hours before she met the LAPD.
What happened? After a night out in Koreatown, Nguyen and two male friends were waiting in a restaurant parking-lot for a designated driver to pick them up. Two LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen.
After briefly questioning Nguyen and her friends, the officers left, but circled back, as Nguyen was running across the street toward a late-night cafe. She was then arrested for public intoxication on 6th Street between Oxford & Serrano. The officers refused to tell her friends where exactly she was being taken. Her friends were told they would need to call the police department to locate her.
On their way to taking her to jail, right after the patrol car passed through Olympic & Grand in downtown, Nguyen allegedly jumped or fell out.
The arresting officers have been identified as David E. Shin (신은총) and Jinseok Oh (오진석) of Olympic Division.
No one had any idea what happened on March 17 until the surveillance video was uncovered.
Unlike most other victims in the Koreatown area over the years who are undereducated or undocumented or have been made to disappear, Miss Nguyen has enough resources and cognizance of her rights to pursue legal suit. It was also very fortunate that there was video footage that blatantly contradicted the official lies.
Miss Nguyen has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and is currently a graduate student at Loyola Marymount University. She is still facing many surgeries as a result of the trauma of that night.
If you have information on this case or on other victims of LAPD’s Olympic Division, email policeabuse [@] koreatownla.org
All power and support to Kim Nguyen.
I was just reading about the 1996 murder of Thien Minh Ly (tw: hate crime, racist language, graphic description of murder) and I feel fucking awful. It’s not safe to be a POC, a woman, queer, trans*, disabled, anything that marks you as different here. Fuck this violence. Fuck the institutions and systems that enable it.