Trans people have to put up with a lot of crap from straight cis people: everything from people being offended to find out that the person they found attractive is “actually a man,” to asking invasive personal questions about a trans person’s genitalia.
Check out this spoken word poem by J Mase III that pokes fun at these entitled attitudes.
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J Mase III is a Black/Trans/Queer Poet with a capital P currently based in Brooklyn. As a performer and teaching poet, J Mase III has rocked venues all across the US to the UK, from colleges and radio stations to group homes and youth centers. An organ donor, J Mase is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around and creator of the annual performance event Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement. J Mase can also be found contributing to publications such as the Huffington Post as a repeat blogger, the Vanderbilt African American Lectionary Online to talk about LGBTQ teens in the church and the anthology Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work, to share insight about gender and genitalia. Follow J Mase on Twitter @jmaseiii.