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anotic:

8:45, 8:52, 8:59

photography   that's queue   



band: arctic monkeys   that's queue   



person: alex turner   band: arctic monkeys   that's queue   



misandry-mermaid:

Interesting how we’re always hearing how shameful and irresponsible it is to be a teen mom.

But we never hear the same messages directed at teen dads.

Or even the words “teen dad”.

It’s almost like society demonizes women’s sexuality and sexual choices while absolving men of all sexual responsibility and judgement.

important stuff   that's queue   



sullied:

i am so jealous of all the people who are comfortable with who they are physically and mentally

same   some of your blogs are truly painful   bc of this   self esteem at an all time low   that's queue   



so the problem with GENDERBEND and GENDERSWAP

redlanternzoom:

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

you will very very rarely find

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 rage spasms 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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inspired by (x)

show: supernatural   



tomhazeldine:

SASSY TOM WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVE

loved every second of it   coriolanus   person: tom hiddleston   



Hello, everyone. This is Tom.

forever laughing   character: john watson   show: sherlock   



the mouth things

character: mickey milkovich   noel is so good   like all the details   you know   acting stuff   show: shameless us   that's queue   



deanwillrise:

"you two” I say in a voice that’s meant to be endearing but came out entirely too aggresive

go where i cant' see you   seriously fuck off   otp: I need you   show: supernatural   that's queue   



so cute   and homeless   band: arctic monkeys   that's queue   



Alex Turner realises he’s the lead singer and ‘runs’ back to the mic [x]

ahahaah   omg   person: alex turner   band: arctic monkeys   that's queue   



I’m a pimp.

character: mickey milkovich   show: shameless us   that's queue   



show: in the flesh   started watching it today   it's sooo good