transphobia and cissexism in psychology

i remember i was in my psychology class and our professor asked all the students to respond to a question he posted about differences between males and females in some context and i wrote in my email that i couldn’t answer the question until he considers including trans*/nonbinary students more often in the material because i have personal experience that invalidates the study of “males vs. females”.

he pulled the email up on the projector, with my full name in the header, and both he AND the entire 700 person leacock 132 lecture laughed hysterically.

"we study normal people first, and make room for the exceptions later."

10 or more people who lived in my residence were attending the lecture at the time, none of whom i was ever planning to out myself to. by the time i got home that night, nearly every person in the building knew i was a “transsexual” and had gone through my mother’s facebook photos to try and find “evidence”. 

  1. lesbianscientist reblogged this from mcgillmicroaggressions
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    dude that is like my worst nightmare please tell me you filed a complaintespecially with the whole “normal vs exception”...
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    are you fucking kidding me this is awful i’m so sorry you had to go through this what was the prof’s name so i can go...
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    Jesus Christ What the fuck
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    … I can already tell that the discovery of this tumblr is not going to be good for my mental well-being…
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    “I cannot believe a psychology teacher (of all subjects) would condone this type of behavior. ” You’d like to think so,...
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    This is awful and breaks my heart. He should be fired.
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    FUCK
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    I’m so sorry your professor was a shithead.
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    transphobia / cissexism If you feel up to pursuing this, I would strongly suggest you approach the trans* working group...
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