"As a trans woman, not many things give me a headache the way the entire concept of passing does. Passing is the idea that if a trans woman (or any person who is presenting as a woman) looks, dresses and acts a certain way, people won’t be able to tell they are anything other than a completely “normal” woman. If you look at online trans communities or forums, you’ll find tons of tips on how to pass better – everything from hair removal tips to workouts to how to walk and sit more femininely.
All of this presupposes that there is only one right way to look like and be a woman. And it’s infuriating. On the one hand, whenever I go out in public or post pictures online, a part of me is deathly afraid that I’ll be insulted or worse. I desperately want to be accepted as the woman I am. On the other hand, I hate that in order to feel safe, I’m expected to fit into the very narrow box that is labeled “woman.” Tips on how to pass always seem to say that you should avoid building muscle mass and avoid wearing clothes and makeup that are too costumey, that you should try to hide your shoulders and soften your features. Trans women are often told that if we want to pass, we have to try our hardest to be petite, soft, have just the right amount of femininity, and not stand out too much. But what if I want to be a different kind of woman? What if I want to look like Grace Jones or Kate Moennig? What if I want to look like Beth Ditto or Dolly Parton? They’re all cis women; don’t they pass?"
How to Cheat on a Test →
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Graphing Calculator, we couldn’t use this technique during Highschool in test. The math teachers actually check your graphing “graphics” calculator to see if you haven’t gotten any note in there. You sometimes couldn’t even bring one in. You would have to use a different calculator.
Okay, my sophomore year I had a TERRIBLE Chem teacher, and myself and all of my friends were failing. So, I came up with the idea to write notes on a piece of paper which you cut into the size of the cover of your graphing calculator, and you then tape it onto the inside of the cover. When you open the calculator and slide the cover onto the back, no one can see your notes. You inch the cover up if you need to check notes. This is how all of my friends passed Chem, and I still do it today, in fact, I passed my College Algebra final today with this. I have never once had a teacher have an inkling of suspicion when doing this. Try it, it works!!
Write on a small piece of paper and put it under your thighs….write on the inside of your calculator …write on your desk and cover it with your arm . works everyyy time
how do I reach these kids
I’ve done all of those things. Works like a charm.
Use an eraser to write answers on the desk. Only at certain angles can people read them. It works for me in Biology.
I just wear a skirt and write things on the top of my thighs and discreetly check by crossing my legs. Even if a teacher catches a glimpse they can’t ask you to pull up your skirt
the last one though YOU DESERVE AN AWARD
Write up answers on a piece of paper and tape it under the edge of your skirt, just flip part of your skirt up and check it. Or write on your shoes, I’ve never got caught using that.
I did the same thing, except I used my shorts, guys can do it too!
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