Someone posts on Facebook that Daniella is “actually a dude.” Do you share it?

Ever had someone question your gender?

Whether online, or in person, showing respect means honouring people’s identity and privacy – including their gender identity, preferred name and pronouns

 

Draw-the-Line Postcard. The text reads:"Someone posts on Facebook that Daniella is “actually a dude.” Do you share it? Ever had someone question your gender? Whether online, or in person, showing respect means honouring people’s identity and privacy – including their gender identity, preferred name and pronouns."

Someone posts on Facebook that Daniella is “actually a dude.” Do you share it?

 

The Draw-the-Line – Against Transphobic Violence postcards provide accessible, scenario-based approaches to discussions around preventing and intervening in instances of transphobic and sexual violence, and the roles that we can all play as bystanders.  The full text of the card is written below.

Online Sexual Harassment

Someone posts on Facebook that Daniella is “actually a dude.”  Do you share it?

Ever had someone question your gender? Whether online, or in person, showing respect means honouring people’s identity and privacy – including their gender identity, preferred name and pronouns.

WHY DRAW THE LINE

“Outing” someone can create a threatening and dangerous situation and crosses the line to harassment, which is against the law. 62% of

trans students experience “cyberbullying” or online harassment.

 

WHEN TO DRAW THE LINE

It’s never okay for trans people to be treated with scorn or ridicule. Challenge sexual violence or transphobia as soon as it comes up online or in person.

 

HOW TO DRAW THE LINE

It stops here: Never share potentially harmful posts on social media.

Report it: “Flag” it, delete it and tell someone you trust – a teacher, a principal, a parent/caregiver or elder.

Spark positive change: Consider posting a separate message highlighting positive resources on trans inclusion or respectful language.

 

IT HAPPENED TO ME

If you’ve experienced harassment online, reach out for help. Visit draw-the-line.ca.

Be an ally to trans women by challenging transphobia and other forms of violence.

Visit dtl.egale.ca.

 

Sexual violence is everyone’s problem. Break the silence. Speak out against it. Spread the word.

Find out more at draw-the-line.ca.