To tell a really horrible secret, when I was researching Invisible Monsters, I didn’t know anything about transgender hormone treatments. So I would get into transgender bulletin boards and chat rooms explaining that I had illegally obtained female hormones to begin self medicating myself and I needed to know about dosages and side effects and what to use and what to stack for different hormonal effects, different treatments periods, all the details about dose per weight and stuff, and how big my breasts would get and everything like that. All these very caring, very nurturing transgender people were e-mailing me constantly for months. Well, OK, they were e-mailing a person named Cherry at my e-mail address - “How’s it going Cherry Girl, how’s your breasts? Are you doing good?” My housemates kept coming across these e-mails and they were not happy. They kept on saying, “This isn’t a nice thing. Cherry needs to die”. Eventually Cherry had a really bad car accident and never ever responded to e-mails again. The whole experience really helped give the whole issue of transgender a face, it made them into real people, instead of stereotypes or dirty jokes.

For Choke I’ve been going to Sexaholic’s Anonymous meetings, because it makes those people again into human beings, rather than just being perverts or nymphos . I can’t make fun of them, I can’t hurt them, because I see them too much as these human beings. In a way it’s great research, but it’s also a real safety on my part to keep from ever finding fun at their expense.

-Palahniuk, when asked what role the internet has played in his writing. In retrospect his roommates might have been trying to tell him that what he was doing was wrong, which would have been accurate. He was being a giant fucking creep. (via weremerebear)

Wait, is this implying that he told all the trans people who knew ‘Cherry’ that she had a car accident before breaking contact? Does this fool have any idea how hard the death of a sister hits us? Causing people emotional grief just to satisfy your curiousity is beyond unethical.

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I don’t know about you but I’m really keen on men extracting reproductive labour from trans women in this deceptive and emotionally abusive way.

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Like he literally could have just used google and even maybe asked around and not tricked people into caring for someone who wasn’t real. And then faking her death.

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