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killbenedictcumberbatch:

why do white people think having a confederate flag anywhere on your property screams anything other than “im a blatant racist and slavery was cool”

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so the problem with GENDERBEND and GENDERSWAP

real-life-dipper-pines:

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.

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wildcets:

when you do something embarrassing in front of a lot of people

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strangely-poetic:

strangely-poetic:

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

strangely-poetic:

strangely-poetic:

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

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imwithpleb:

The single most important television scene of 2012.

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toonskribblez:

The fact that this year Easter is on 4/20 just makes this pic even better!

toonskribblez:

The fact that this year Easter is on 4/20 just makes this pic even better!

(Source: bcraigv, via kingkitsu)

seththewolf:

i am very ashamed of myself but also very proud

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withzarry:

mskneesocks:

reading ur old writing
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i dont know which facial expression in most accurate 

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intoxifaded:

ghosthost:

Watching this cute video can help raise money for other cute dogs. Seems like a good deal to me!

make this viral

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rynnay:

sockmonkeyrenegade:

hgprime:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

adriofthedead:

Versatile adj. Capable of doing many things competently.

excuse me but you’re missing the best one

http://25.media.tumblr.com/c4b4142708673748a62047d31f0dba4a/tumblr_mry65bWxMz1qj7u8ao1_500.gif

I HAVE NEVER REBLOGGED SOMETHING SO FAST IN MY ENTIRE LIFE

Wacky fun…

I’d tend to agree:

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excuse me you forgot someone

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ruinedchildhood:

Bikini Bottom just got real..

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