i know i just sent u something but HOLY. I was humming to myself while scrolling through tumbler and saw your new characters and INSTANTLY got gay panic. how??? are??? you??? so?? talented?? like really they are so pretty!
advertising for my oc’s by showcasing people’s gay reactions to them lets goooooo hsbdjhdfv
there was a post going around a while ago about a certain user revealing herself to be extremely transmisogynistic and most of the people in the notes were talking about how surprised they were
and i didn't say anything because i didn't want to derail, but she was very obvious about her gender essentialism before she labeled herself as transmisogynistic? all her most recent posts were about how butches are extremely misogynistic and more privileged than femmes?? she had an entire post dedicated to how bad she felt for femmes dating trans men since all the trans men would always go out and cheat?? cause for some weird reason not at all connected to gender essentialism, she believed all masculine people are inherently cruel and violent and self-centered and feminine people need to be protected from them
she was genuinely saying shit like "masculinity is always upheld as the ideal and feminity is ignored" without the slightest shred of sarcasm. which is plain wrong on so many levels, one of which being that feminity and masulinity aren't useful classes when talking about gender-based oppression
but it was absolutely wild to watch this happen, cause all of this was just so clearly the viewpoint of someone who believed in gender essentialism, so why was there surprise in her transmisogyny?
Don’t know, don’t care, people are people, you can have compassion for literally anyone — literally anyone — while still thinking oppression is bad and we can do better.
The enemies are whats, systems and behaviors and ways of thinking, not whos. And people can be both oppressed and also complicit in oppression at the same time. There’s no way to divide people up so that you get a group of people who are completely “safe” and incapable of participating in systems of oppression.
An article about that: here.
I see so many post that seem to be based on the assumption that the world can neatly be divided into “the oppressed” and “people capable of perpetuating oppression” and that it’s important to figure out exactly which demographic goes in which category. That’s not how it works.
Anyone who knows what “intersectionality” means should already be fully aware that that’s not how that works.
hey if anyone knows any good sci-fi/fantasy stuff with specifically transfem major or main characters can you send it my way i am feeling spectacularly bummed about never seeing myself in the kinds of stories that i like. massive bonus points if its wlw