i used to be embarrassed that my mom would sign texts with ‘love you xxxxxxooooo’ and my dad would sign texts with ‘love you, dad’ even if we were having a continuous conversation but now, man, i’m almost 21 and i appreciate my parents so much more for everything they’ve done for me like listen to my favorite anime and kpop songs even though they don’t understand them and make me food and help pay for college and support me in my hobbies and give me life lessons
i love my parents !!
Have you seen the music video for Avril Lavigne’s new song, “Hello Kitty”? It’s horrible and stupid in the same way that Gwen Stefani’s shit was in 2004, and it was go-written by Chad Kroeger. What are the lyrics like?
Hello Kitty, hello Kitty
Hello Kitty, you’re so pretty
Hello Kitty, hello Kitty
Hello Kitty, you’re so silly
Mina sako arigato! Kawaii! [x2]
I’M LAUGHING UNCONTROLLABLY AT HOW DEAD INSIDE EVERYONE IN THIS VIDEO LOOKS, I WATCHED IT LIKE 3 TIMES, I’M STILL WATCHING IT
Boost it, electrocute it, rocketship it
She is currently behind Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
Can we please not let that happen, thanks
It’s amazing how people throw around the term “privilege” on this site
thin privilege, hourglass privilege, monosexism privilege etc
often times, these things that people are “disprivileged[sic]” for, it’s because of intersecting axes of oppression, not that thing by itself, or it’s something that can just be tacked on one axis of oppression, but people have to come up with super duper special names for stuff
"thin privilege" comes from an intersection of misogynistic body standards, as does "hourglass privilege" (which is kind of bullshit, because let me tell you I have exactly zero privilege from that), and "monosexism privilege" comes from guess what, homophobia (and that’s also kind of bullshit, it’s not a cakewalk for bisexuals but if you think things are easier as a gay or lesbian you have lost your mind)
I’m so tired of people using pseudo-academic terms, painting every issue with a broad brush, and seeing everything in black and white, because that’s not how the world works.
The absence of women in history is man made.
SO MUCH THIS
Plus, can we talk about how big a baby these two men must be (and the men around them) for them to throw a snit over being struck out. Poor guys, guess they didn’t like being shown to be less “manly” than they pretended to be.
We demonstrate that we’re better that a man at a thing and how do these guys react? Ban any woman from playing against a man in the thing she’s better than him at
Thus the misogynistic douchebags out there can keep on pretending that we’re ‘Weaker’ or ‘Inferior’ by not even letting us TRY to demonstrate otherwise
content warning: discussion of cissexism/cissexist slurs
SHORT ANSWER: they’re dehumanizing.
MORE IN DEPTH:
genderbender is a term that’s been around for quite a while, and it has a history of being used to fetishize trans* bodies. it assigns the idea of body parts = presentation = gender—i.e. your ‘parts’ and your ‘presentation’ and gender must all match up. which is. ridiculous. since gender and body parts and presentation can all be TOTALLY DIFFERENT. shit does not have to match up!
genderbender has been in use in popular culture! futurama! ranma 1/2 is friggin BUILT off this trope! it was the title of an x-files episode about an alien species that could ~change their body~ (their BODY, so it’s not about gender at all! remember, gender is a societal thing built on roles for men and women, it has fuck all to do with bodies). oh and then the titular alien murdered people. yep. that’s great. it’s not like there’s a history of transgender folk being framed as oversexed rapists/murderers. nope.
(silence of the lambs, for example, is one of the more famous out there, not even getting into all the “transploitation” porn/rape revenge shit out there)
and no, you are not meaning to reference a long history of trans* people being fetishized as she-males and trannies and benders—you just want to draw cute fanart of your fave dude as a lady or your fave lady as a dude! but uh, you are still totally doing that, regardless of intention.
because you are playing into the cissexist notion that body parts = gender = presentation. and that a dude being turned into a lady means he now had breasts and a vagina and wears a dress and goes by she. nvm that hey, he could totally become a she and still wear the exact same damn clothes and have a penis. REVOLUTIONARY. I KNOW.
is there anything wrong with wanting to make a character a different gender? nah, go hogwild! fanfiction and fanart is for exploring stuff, and hey, that includes gender + gender roles. but the problem IS in 99% of ~genderbending~ or ~genderswapping,~ gender, presentation, and body parts are ALWAYS ALWAYS in a set. ie
- GIRLS: have vaginas, boobs, wear dresses, and id as female
- BOYS: have penises, wear pants, and id as men
you will very very rarely find
- GIRLS: have a penis AND a moustache, wear dresses, id as female.
- GIRLS: have a penis, wear pants, and id as female
- GIRLS: have a vagina, wear pants, id as female
- BOYS: have a vagina, wear pants, id as men
- BOYS: have a vagina, wear dresses, id as men
- BOYS: have a penis, wear dresses, id as men
- NONBINARY PEOPLE: ??????????????????? WHAT PEOPLE EXIST OUTSIDE MALE/FEMALE???????????????
- GENDERFLUID PEOPLE: WHAT
- INTERSEX: UH OH YEAH YOU EXIST TOO
genderbending/genderswapping contributes to even more erasure of trans* folk, nonbinary peeps, and also intersex bodies, not to mention! continued fetishization of gender/presentation/bodies that can ~change~ or do not fit in with ~norms~.
and no, rule 63 is not really a better term for this, since it means the exact same thing, but at least it doesn’t give me ragegasms when i see the word (unlike genderbender. yall, that is kinda a slur? let’s not).
so next time you are drawing/writing/exploring this, maybe. keep this in mind and switch it up a bit?
and STOP USING THESE WORDS, like god damn IF YOU WANT TO DRAW. IDK. mulder as a lady and scully as a dude, HOW ABOUT MAYBE JUST PRESENTING IT AS “mulder as a lady” or “scully as a dude” or “dude!scully” OR SOMETHING ELSE that is not inherently gross.
like ACTUAL REAL LIVE GENDERBENDER PERSON HERE
TELLING YOU TO KNOCK IT OFF.
PLEASE READ, POSSIBLE VIRUS GOING AROUND
Okay, so this is the 2nd time that I’ve gotten this message. At first I was like “Oh yeah its just someone who’s trying to get themselves promoted or something but then I got this again and it doesn’t seem right because they changed their name to Victoria suddenly??? When I first got it it was Nathaly but this could be a virus I have no clue, I never went to the website or their tumblr because I don’t want to get any possible viruses on my computer so I might be wrong but just in case please reblog it because I don’t want anyone to get any viruses. If I’m wrong then please tell me and I’ll take this down but for now please reblog this, thank you!
UPDATE: Yeah it’s virus blogs. I’ve gotten them from two different people and their title was the same. One was “Beautiful Landscapes” and the other was “Beautiful Tattoos” and so yeah reblog this really fast before anyone gets the virus ok thanks again. The first blog that sent me this was zinokmass so watch out for zinokmass and labagaww thank you guys so much ignore the message if you get it