8 Helpful Comebacks to Use When Someone Is Being Transphobic

(Content Warning: transphobia, misgendering)

“Men are men and women are women, it’s biological.”

Do you know how to respond when someone is making transphobic remarks?

Two of our faves – Franchesca Ramsey and Kat Blaque – teamed up to help you through these uncomfortable conversations.

They made this video for dealing with transphobic relatives during the holidays, but this advice can come in handy any time. And it might be especially helpful for the transphobia coming up in recent debates about safe bathroom access.

These comebacks cover pronouns, non-binary identities, invasive questions, and more. So check this out and you’ll be ready the next time someone in your life is being transphobic.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism



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Kat Blaque is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s also a children’s illustrator and thrift store shopper. Check out Kat’s website and YouTube channel, and follow Kat on Twitter @kat_blaque. Watch her videos here!

Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels,Chescaleigh and Chescalocs she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In addition to making YouTube videos, she’s the writer-at-large for Upworthy.com and host of the MTV News webseries “Decoded”. Follow her on Twitter@chescaleigh.