Beez Baaz

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Beez Baaz
Posted over 1 year ago
Geena Rocero: Why I must come out
I don't have hard data and I'm speaking entirely from my personal experience. But I suspect if someone does a study about this, they will find similar results. Why: I don't have any particular preference in computer science fields or people that could lead to biased results. I simply follow a wide spectrum of resources, and notice that quite frequently I see transwomen. And I also have yet to see *one* transman. I have seen some in blogs and twitter but none giving talks or leading interesting and well known research for example. It might be that there are some which are just not media friendly, but same goes for transwomen. I'm just using a sample of media-friendly hard-computer-science people, where theoretically there could be the same amount of transwomen and transmen, and I perceive a significantly higher amount of transwomen. I would also be really interested, besides of that of ratio transwomen/ciswomen in computer science, and how this changes the more you get up in difficulty. You might also say that I don't have proof that these women are transwomen, or that I might miss transmen, because I perceive them as cismen, but I think that I have a very good eye for that. I (almost) never fail (I'm trans* myself and I usually can see it in others quite quickly). Of course a serious study would be great, I'm not aiming to present my perception as one. I hope there would be studies. As I said I find this very interesting, specially because it would give us many answers, or new questions, about how gender, society and other factors interleave to shape an individual. Not wanting to link it with any animosities. But it would be really interesting if researchers dig deeper into this.
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Beez Baaz
Posted over 1 year ago
Geena Rocero: Why I must come out
This is a bit out of topic but I’ll say it (inspired by http://bit.ly/1jsVUul). Wonder why so many trans women work in male-typic fields (specially computer science), compared to trans men, who tend to work in female typic fields or low rank male fields. Actually, I have the answer. It’s the different socialisation. Trans men suffer not only because of being transgender, but also because of oppressive socialisation, which *never* will go out of your head. I think this difference is actually an important point which should be further explored. It surely would give society A LOT of answers concerning how gender related socialisation shapes our brain and our future. Always when I see people in those feminism vs antifeminism discussions saying, that socialisation, toys, the way people talk to you, etc. are not relevant. Well, you should study trans women vs trans men, there you will find all the answers. But, don’t dare you mention this to trans women or some other “radical equalitarians”, because then you’re accused of being a “TERF”. I even got banned from Twitter, because I said this. If you don’t believe me, note that many, if not most kick-ass women in tech are trans women. Trans men, on the other side, very rare, even more rare than cis-women. And no, it’s not because I can’t recognise them because of “good passing”. In other words this society keeps being sexist even for transgender. I’m aware that being transgender generally is a disadvantage. But, unless their life is a disaster, or they have a terrible passing, trans women end with a way better deal than trans men. I really wonder why *no one* ever never mentions this. Probably it’s because society’s current understanding from transgender is still so primitive (“should I kill this person or not?”) that further thinking is to much to ask. But hopefully people, while becoming more familiar / less scared with the issue, becomes able to differentiate further, in order to understand important social dynamics.