Just when you think progress is being made, some fucking assholes remind you that everything is still fucked.
There’s A Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume And It’s Pretty Awful
Yep. They took the coming out of Caitlyn Jenner as a trans woman - a highly visible event that prompted discussion and wider acceptance of trans people in general - and made it into a literal costume. And then they put it on an obvious cis dude and went HAHA, FUNNY, MAN DRESSED AS WOMAN, HAHA and made that the product page.
This is so clearly terrible on so many levels and is a stark reminder that even though the rest of us are celebrating progress and learning shit, much of the rest of the world remains completely ignorant on the entire point. Caitlyn Jenner's coming out was supposed to teach us cis people that trans women are women and always have been - that they're NOT men in costume.
And the description on AnytimeCostumes,com says this:
You probably won't break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did when she first made her account, but you'll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together.
Yes, because Caitlyn Jenner is a joke, just like all trans women, right? Walking, talking jokes.
Fuck you. Fuck this. This costume is all the things that trans women have been fighting against and all the reasons they keep fucking getting murdered and killing themselves. FUCK. YOU.
For what it's worth, I wrote a petition on this shit:
Remove Transphobic Halloween Costumes
It's got a whopping 48 signatures because nobody cares about trans women, woo. But during my research, I found the email addresses of the owners of these shit websites.
Anytime Costumes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wholesale Halloween Costumes: email@example.com
How about we all fill their inboxes with yelling?