It’s fine for men to watch shojo anime and read shojo manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.
It’s fine for men to make pornographic doujinshi of these, buy figurines, and jack off to the characters.
It’s fine for men to completely invade a Pretty Cure forum created for young girls and scare said girls away. It’s fine for these men to twist the entire fandom around themselves, its fine for them to show up to Pretty Cure events in throngs and its fine for them to frantically grab all the free handouts before any of the girls can.
It’s also fine for men to take these magical girl anime made for girls that celebrate being a girl and make them all about their pornography and which girl they most want to put their dick in. It’s fine, because theres even a cute name for them, ‘Ooki Tomodachi’ (Big Friend).
It’s fine for them to do the same with My Little Pony, of course. It’s fine that they can make the voice actors of the show uncomfortable with personal questions, its fine that they can yell out rape jokes to them at conventions, its fine that they have basically made it impossible for any of the 8 year old girls the show was made for to ever google it in public. It’s fine for them to gather in the toy stores around the pony toys and intimidate young girls. It’s fine that the whole show, created to celebrate femininity and how ‘theres no wrong way to be a girl’ is now associated with their fetishes. And its so fine that these male fans get given a cute name (‘brony’), get documentaries made about them, have newspaper article after blog post after feature talking about how they are ‘challenging gender norms’ and ‘transforming pop culture’.
But if a girl ‘trespasses’ into a male space, what happens? (Even when it isnt ‘trespassing’, in the case of Free!, in which a space was actually made for us ) We can expect such timeless classics as: degradation, ‘you’re not even a REAL fan!’ ‘I bet you dont even know ______’, all kinds of threats, and, of course, the posts you see on this blog.
This! This nails what makes me so uncomfortable about brony stuff. I don’t care if guys like “girl” things. What bothers me is how they move into a female space and take it over and make it all about their dicks, then act offended when women get uncomfortable with it. They cannot imagine a space that they can’t co-opt and make their own.
BUT they also can’t imagine women having their own space OR invading a “male” space like comic books or science fiction. Jesus fucking christ, dudes, could we women get a little fucking space?
“All trans women’s experiences are women’s experiences because a woman is experiencing them.”
I do sincerely wonder how many of the cis and CAFAB trans rebloggers actually get what I meant when I wrote that.
All experiences had by every trans woman are women’s experiences.
All of them.
Even her pre-transition experiences still are women’s experiences. The experience of passing for male and denying that you can be anything else? Falls fully into the range of women’s experiences, because it is a thing experienced by women.
A trans woman’s experiences don’t start counting as women’s experiences when she begins to be routinely read as cis. Or when she presents herself as a woman, read as cis or not. Or when they match up to some arbitrary degree in some arbitrary way to cis experiences (and then not when they are unique). Or when she decides to transition.
Trans womanhood is not an imitation of cis womanhood, to be validated only to the extent it is successful as an imitation.
Many things are experienced by both trans and cis women, but trans women’s experiences are women’s experiences, no matter how many observers would say a cis woman wouldn’t experience it.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
SO FUCK ANIMATION FINALS, REALLY. Even though I'm in animation class right now uh... ANYWAY. THE ADORBUBBLE Chrismas sweater that came to be instead of my animation final. Brought to you by Jean's dainty hands. imgur(.)com/XmGsimR
Okay guys it’s Kayla. It seems like a lot of you hate us! And it is really upsetting because that is not what we set out to do at all. We just want equality and for the hate to stop. But because you guys are hating us so much just for wanting to help the gay community that doesn’t make it any less acceptable for the ones that oppress us to do so as well. Why don’t we all take a stand against hate instead of hating people that are on your side! ~k
We don’t hate you because you are het or cis or white.
We hate you because you refer to it as the ‘gay community’, completely erasing bisexuals, transgender and non-binary folk, asexuals, and pansexuals and anyone who isn’t simply ‘gay’.
We hate you because you don’t listen to us when we say ‘hey, this thing is offensive, please stop’.
We hate you because you are ignorant and yet present yourself as the ~*best allies ever*~.
We hate you because you believe that being an ally is just as hard as being queer.
We hate you because you continually erase asexuals in particular by trying to lay claim to the A in our acronym.
We hate you because you claim that black people are just inherently homophobic.
We hate you because you used the t-slur towards a trans woman and act as though that was alright because ‘she hasn’t apologized to me yet!’
We hate you because you support FCK H8. It’s a horrible organization, widely known for their bigotry towards anyone who isn’t white, cisgender, and homosexual. They have published many ace-erasing and bi-erasing things, as well as transphobia and cissexist things.
We hate you because you are not allies at all.
Allies accept that they will get things wrong. Allies don’t talk over the people they are allied with. Allies don’t insist on being the center of attention. Allies lift up others around them.
You only grind us down and expect praise for it because ~*you support same-sex marriage*~, as though that’s the most important thing the queer community has to deal with.
We hate you because you ARE hurting us and won’t even acknowledge that you MIGHT be getting things wrong.
Firstly, sorry for all the Jean/Marco lately….why I feel the compulsion to apologize I’ll never know.
So, I was tagged and now must give five facts! Not sure what I can add to my prior list and I hope not to repeat any. To those who I also have friended on facebook, these will look familiar. Sorry I do not have the self awareness to come up with a whole new set of facts.
1. The smell of leather is probably my favorite smell. Not sure why.
2. I want to get two Brittanys in the future and name them Wesson and Winchester. I hate gun culture, but I like the western theme.
3. I’m pigeon toed. It affects my walking to the point that if I try to walk “normally” it very painfully hurts my feet and hips. It’s not terribly noticeable, but it’s obvious enough that those who do pay attention always ask me if I was in some sort of accident that would explain why I walk the way I do.
4. I don’t eat meat but I’ll still buy a cheeseburger at certain fast food joints. I just remove the meat, scrape the cheese onto the bun, at eat each bun separately with nothing but the condiments.
5. I secretly wanna do barrel racing, or some other rodeo activity.