Being masculine does not make you evil. It doesn't make you an asshole. It doesn't even make you a man... It just makes you masculine.
Masculinity is not exclusive to cis-men.
You can be a trans-man and be masculine.
You can be a cis-woman and be masculine.
You can be a trans-woman and be masculine.
You can identify any way possible and still be masculine.
Masculinity should never be restricted by biology, and it's ridiculous that people think that way. Anyone can enjoy being called handsome and masculine if that is what they want, and there is no shame in that ever.
If you are masculine, no matter your gender, you deserve to be seen, and you deserve respect.
Oh really? Then why have we found Sumerian tablets referring to people who are neither men or women? Why have South Asian cultures included groups of people who are a "third gender", known as the Hijira? What about Two-Spirit people of Native American communities, who have existed for thousands of years? Why have the Bugis, of modern-day Indonesia, considered there to be five genders for hundreds of years? Why were there pre-colonial Hawaiians whose gender identity was outside the traditional binary?
People who are neither entirely men or women have always existed, and we always will. Such existences were simply oppressed by the western world for so long that many of us hadn't heard of them until recently. Being nonbinary isn't a fad - it's a brave embrace of one's true self.
[image description: a crescent shaped graph showing “i have no gender” and “i have so many gender” at opposite ends, with a line in the center. the next image is a photo of a metronome rapidly swinging from side to side.]
The non binary urge to Ḑ̸̢̛͖͇̩̘̹͕̳̠͔̠̫̞̹̼̫̫͔̬͚̅̈̃̈́̅͐̋̅̿͛̎̈͊͑͗́̀̊̏͐̂̂̿͑͆̚̚͝ȩ̸̳͇͚̲̫̺̝̺̼̣̦̟̟̗͖͈̝̭̺̝̞̹̙̄̅͌͆̈͛̿̂͐̌̄̊͛̇̔͊̂̌͐̓̅̐̒̂͘͜͜͠͝͠͝ͅs̴̢͇̰͇̠͇͍͕͔͔̤̻̜͉̱͙̲̥̳̲͕̥̙̜͔̟̋͑͌̉̑̔̈́͗͆̇̃̀̌̒̆͆́͊̈́̋͗̓̀͒̌͑̏̀͝ţ̷̧̢̡̡̢̡̡̣̱̭̲̺͓̲̻̗̟͚̮̱̗͔̪̦̖̬͉̥͇͎̣̹̜̳͇̫̏̿́͆̌̅̍͂̊́̾̋̑̓̏͛͂̍͋̕r̸̢̪͚̭͉̹̥̻̼͈̳̹̣̞̫̟̤͙̟̱̳͔͚̀͛̄̍͛̅̌͆̏̈́ͅͅǫ̸̠̠̩̼͈̙̘̰̦̺͕͍̜̭̟̜͉̬͕͋̃̓̄̕ỳ̶̢̧̡̛̰͖͔̹͖̤̬̳͓̝̰̠͍͂̈͛̏̍̽̈̈̾̾̇̈́͊̐̈͛̓̋̒́̊͆͛̚͘ ̶̢̛̛̽̓͐̊̈́͂̾̂̄̊̀̾̕͝g̸̛͖̱͇͎͇̲̠͎̲̤͔̫̙̤̲̰͉̭̜͓̠̼̖̠̣̗̻̝̩̦͚̖̪̿̓͗̔͗͒̃͂̌̂̽̏͗͑̎̐̔̈́̇̍́͒͋̚̚̚͘͜͜͠͝͠ͅe̶̦̓̀̈̾͋͐̌̊̈́͌̚̚ņ̸͈͍̹̰̖̲͔̙̦͖͚̰̥͉̜̏̐͆̋̊̈́̉̂͗̿̏̇̾͐̇̌̈̈́͐̽̅͛̒́̀̀̋̐̅͝͝͝ͅd̴̨̢̨̢̩̞̤̪͕̮̗̱̲̪͓̬̖̤̞͙̭͓̟̫̱͙̩̩͔̲͈̟̀̇̆̔͜͠ę̷̢̼̯̳̙̥̭̗̬̤͖̯̩͇̳̯̠͎̠͓͎̪̯͇̈́̈́̾̐̿̾͂̑̅̀̈́̅̇̌̈́̈́̍̓̓̆̀͂̽̑̍̑͒̐̏̈́̈́̚͘͠͠͝ͅr̶̛͓͙͈͇̿̓́̂̾̅̾̐̽̆̎̉́͌̓͒̈̉̈́͂͘̕̚̕͘ ̶̢̨̛̘̘͍͕͇̠̠̯̤̪̱̺̱͓͙̤̳͈̼͗̈́̔͐́̈́͂̒́̈̂̐̎͌̂͐̃̕ͅ and stare into the void
Despite what transmeds, truscum, and TERFs like to say: Being trans isn't a mental illness, being nonbinary isn't a mental illness, and you don't need to despise yourself in order to be trans or nonbinary.
I really wanted to share this tiktok because it explains the gender spectrum so very well. I sent this to my parents and they immediately understood the analogy.
Here’s a version if you just want to read about it and not listen to the video or both at the same time🥰
The person says that most people think about gender as a spectrum that has male and female at the ends and all other identities are somewhere in between male and female in the middle. So if you are less feminine you move more towards male and vice versa.
But instead we should think of gender as a universe full of planets. Most people get dropped at the male or female planet and its very crowded there. Most people stay on this planet and are happy there. Some people are not that happy and want to leave. So they get into a spaceship to travel to other planets that are neither male or female. Some may look like planet male and female but they are not and look a little different. Some look nothing like planet male or female.
Some move around in space, live on a certain planet for a while and then go back to planet male or female. And they go back and forth. Some people live to move between some planets but they never move to planet male or female. Thats genderfluid. Some people live inside of their spaceship and hover around a planet but never touch down. Some people move into their spaceship with everything they need to survive and head out in space and never land on a planet.