A fine example of what we trans sobers go through on a daily basis.
A fine example of what we trans sobers go through on a daily basis.
There is a serious problem with drink shaming in the medical community. I don’t know if its simply people being misinformed, or if it is actually the intentional work of the privileged sober society.
Some friends of mine confronted me about my condition as a trans-sober. Can you believe they had never heard about my condition?! Against my better judgement, I gave in to their demands and went to see the doctor. He scoffed at my explanations and insisted that it would be HEALTHY for me to give up drinking.
Then what happened? I spent days sweating, shaking, and barely able to sleep! When I felt like I could no longer take it anymore I went to my medicine cabinet, threw back a few shots, and BAM, miraculously cured!
Concerned with the dangerous malpractice and medical advise I had found, I searched for a good lawyer, I would feel terrible if people with the same condition as I had to go through this experience. Would you believe this, the lawyer I spoke to was very rude and hung up on me.
Every day I see more and more discrimination against the trans-sober, and now even lawyers are refusing to help.
Sober privilege is getting proper medical attention and legal advice.
Seriously, it’s fucking 2013, can we cut the fucking oppression?
Alcohol is covered by no health insurance policy. As such, I have to pay cash daily to relieve the symptoms of being trans-sober.
The most affordable remedy, Steel Reserve, causes urinary incontinence during blackout, so it’s a no-go. Heaven Hill isn’t too expensive, but it’s just gross. My preferred medication, Captain Morgan 100 proof, is good stuff, but even at the cheap store costs $21 for a measly fifth that will last me two days if I’m depriving myself. Visiting relatives for Thanksgiving, I was forced to drive forever to reach the one liquor store in the area, and my fifth of Captain cost a whopping $32.
Sober privilege is never having to contemplate a liquor bill the size of a car payment.
So, as all of you know by now, I am a trans-sober activist and a leader in the trans-sober community. I need to have a BAC of about .22 at all times to remain at optimal health, and many of my fellow trans-sobers do, as well. Very rarely is our condition taken seriously, and an event transpired this holiday weekend that really drove home the ridicule and shame we are often victimized by.
I had a group of friends over the house for Thanksgiving and we were doing the normal amount of Bacardi 151 shots OUR BODIES NEED TO BE HEALTHY when one of my friends wanted to know how to mix up a Long Island Iced Tea. My trans-sober friendly doctor told me these were an excellent beverage for keeping my BAC at optimal levels so I figured it’d be worth trying.
None of us knew how to make it, but my buddy had an excellent idea. He had seen a commercial for an “alcoholic anonymous” hotline for people needing help. Fuck, we’re trans sober and need advice and help on how to make this health drink, maybe we can call them and they can talk us through the liquors and proportions for a healthy Long island Iced Tea!
When we called, the drunk shaming fuckers told us that under no circumstances would they help us make the drink, and that by the way my speech was “slurred” I was already very drunk (um hello you shit lord, my speech is “slurred” because I’m not at my optimal BAC yet). They laughed when I told them I was trans-sober, and they said that I have a very bad alcohol problem and need professional help.
Sober privilege is being able to mix a drink for the holidays free of shame and ridicule.
Trans Sober acceptance at its best!
My cis sober shitlord boss won’t let me take the medicine my body needs at work, so I have to wait until after meetings and times people will be too close to me to slip vodka into my coffee cup. Even then, it’s barely enough to keep me from DYING. On top of that, the company’s transsober phobic health insurance policy covers most other medicine, but not the alcohol I need.
However, what happened the other day convinced me that we trans sobers are easily the most oppressed group today and perhaps of all time. I got off from work and went to Plaid Pantry to get a fountain drink for my pint of vodka on the way home. I can’t just drink it from the bottle because the fascist shitlord police will arrest me for that bullshit ‘open container’ law. Do cis shitlords get arrested for having an open bottle of Aspirin?
Later I was taking some extra medicine at home before going to a dinner party later because our drunk shaming society doesn’t deem it ‘socially acceptable’ for me to take my normal doses during dinner. After dinner, of course I needed some extra medicine, had trouble navigating the nontrans sober friendly house, knocked over a table, broke a vase and am apparently ‘not welcome back.’ This is grade A drunk shaming and has no place in this world. Is it my fault they didn’t transsober proof their house? Would you shame a blind person for knocking something over you put in the middle of a walkway?
So, I play in a band called Whiskey’s Lament (www.WhiskeysLament.com). We are trans sober activists, and to my knowledge we are the only musical group that actively fights against cis sober shit lord oppression on a regular basis. As you can imagine, because we challenge the status quo so much, the authorities hate us and seek to silence us at any cost, it seems.
Well our drummer was driving home last night, with an ideal BAC of .22, and was targeted by a fucking pig, pulled over, and received a DUI. He tried to tell the fucking asshole that he wasn’t drunk, he was trans sober, but the fucker charged him any way. Now our drummer can’t get to rehearsal and our ability to spread our message has been severely reduced.
Fuck you police. We will persevere. You will not silence us. We will continue to fight on. It’s time for trans sober people to unite and fight cis sober oppression with newly ignited vigor and passion!
My former fav otherkin transbacterium is acting like a total bitch on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/TumblrCirclejerk/comments/1ql282/106area_transbacterium_prokaryote_sjw_ausa/
[tw: doctors, liver cirrhosis, trans sober shaming]
Today I went to the doctors office for the first time in several years. After some blood work and whatnot the doctor told me that I have the early stages of liver cirrhosis. When I asked about possible treatments including medications and transplants he flat out refused to treat me! All he would say is “you have to stop drinking”. When I tried to explain that not all liver failure/cirrhosis is due to drinking and the research on alcohol related cirrhosis is inconclusive (otherblogthatsupportsmyridiculousstance.tumblr.com) he just kept saying I have to stop drinking to even be CONSIDERED for a transplant.This is trans sober oppression. My doctor wont even TREAT me. He just starts in on a misinformed tirade about how I have to stop drinking. I need to find a HAEBAC (Health at every blood alcohol level) approved doctor ASAP and would appreciate any recommendations.
Sober privilege is being treated for a life threatening condition. Sober privilege is being considered for a transplant list.
I am a elementary teacher, fairly new. I am asked to watch the grade one class on break with another teacher(a sober person). During the snack time , I pull out my flask and have a quick drink, then a kid notices me and says “isn’t alcohol bad for you?” I was stunned. I cannot believe a child, this young has been influenced to hatred and discrimination, before I could say anything, the other teacher spoke up, she said “yes, drinking is very back for you and people who do may become addicted and out of control” I stood there with my mouth open, the child then laughed and said “I will never drink” and the teacher called her a ‘good girl’. I left the room before anyone could see me cry and drank some more. The principle of the school saw me and told me to put it away, I smashed the flask over her head and knocked her out. Now I am being charged for things that I did while drunk! I had no control of what happened and it was the principle’s fault for oppressing me! Sober privilege is not being arrest for something you didn’t really do and sober privilege is not being insulted by children
I am so fucking triggered right now. So, I was out driving with my cis sober cousin, who despite his lack of BAC is still a pretty cool guy. As many of you know, I am trans sober and have to maintain a BAC of about .22% to remain in optimal health.
Anyway, we were thirsty and decided to stop at a gas station on the way to where we were going, to get some drinks. My cousin, being cis sober, buys a Red Bull (hello, do you know how fucking unhealthy that shit is?) and, seeing as I could feel my BAC falling to dangerously low levels, I scoured the shelves for my favorite brand of beer, Camo High Gravity Lager. Turns out it was no where to be found.
I went up to the cashier and asked, “Excuse, I am trans sober and need to maintain a specific BAC to remain healthy, can you tell me where your Camo High Gravity Lager is”? The fucking asshole laughed at me and said that they didn’t sell alcohol at all. Are you fucking kidding me? So what is a trans sober person supposed to do when their BAC is getting dangerously low and they’re driving down this stretch of road? I need that alcohol to be healthy, you fucking shit lord.
Sober privilege is being able to find your beverage of choice at any store.
So, we’re all familiar with the images. Gaunt faces, striped suits, looks of desperation, or worse yet, despondent hollow eyes that have all but given up on hope. Yes, I am talking about the holocaust. I am talking about Hitler’s treatment of 12 million Jews, Gypsy, gays, Slavs and so many more.
But, do you know what you never read about in the history books? THAT HITLER ACTUALLY DEPRIVED TRANS SOBER PEOPLE OF THE ALCOHOL THEIR BODIES NEED TO BE HEALTHY in the concentration camps. These poor souls, while being deprived of food like everyone else, where also forced to function at sub par BAC levels as well. Until it eventually killed them.
Why doesn’t the history channel ever talk about this? The silence on the treatment of trans sober people in Nazi death camps is damning, and is all too telling about the oppression and marginalization we have faced as a group for far too long.
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Yeah, nothing reveals stupidity quicker than not understanding or being offended by satire. Thanks for reading!
Cis-sober coworker: “you’re shaking again, have you been drinking?”
No, you stupid shitlord. I am shaking because, for the need of money, I have denied myself the alcohol my body needs.