Wednesday, January 17, 2018

God Damnit YouTube

[TRIGGER WARNING: TRANSPHOBIA]

The existence of trans women is not inappropriate. And trans women running for office does not need to be hidden from children. For the sake of fuck.

Transgender activist Chelsea Manning’s Senate video listed as ‘inappropriate’ by YouTube

The good news is that Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland!! But of course the bad news is that she'll have to deal with this kind of bullshit.

In the campaign video, released Sunday, Manning says Americans should “stop expecting that our systems will fix themselves” and calls for citizens to “take the reigns of power”. 
She explains: “We don’t need, or better leaders, we need someone willing to fight. 
“We need to stop asking them to give us our rights. They won’t support us, they won’t compromise.” 
The video has been labelled “inappropriate for some users” and is age restricted.

GOD DAMNIT YOUTUBE. LGBTQ+ people have been complaining about this new tagging of any video involving the existence of trans or queer people as inappropriate, and clearly this hasn't been fixed. Honestly, fuck all of YouTube.

But congratulations to Chelsea Manning. I want to move to Maryland just to vote for her.

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