Kat wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:55 pm
CopperRose wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:54 am
I don't know what to say, except this gave me the chills.
"An identity to be worn by men." I never saw it that way...
It is a very chilling thing.
Some varieties of this "identity wearing" are more bizarre than others.
Have you ever seen the articles about "rubber dolling"?
Be warned, I think it is disturbing in an Ed Gein/"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" kind of way.
I will post a link to an article I found about it.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/m ... le-3808454
Getting some Jame Gumb/ Buffalo Bill vibes from this article.
The idea the corporate world/media/patriarchy is cashing in on transpeople and making it out that anyone can wake up one day and be transsexual for a day downplays the actual concerns and struggles that genuine transpeople face with on a day to day basis. And while media exposure has brought transsexual awareness to the masses, and that’s a great thing, it also seems to also be fetish and marketed as the “flavor of the week” to cisgenders which I don’t like.
The idea that a heterosexual cis male can put on “girl face” [think blackface] just so he can go undetected in women space with the intention of male gazing or something more sinister is a terrifying thought. He’s not really Transsexual, he just using the identity to gain access to women spaces whenever he feels like it and, no one will question him because that will make them look like bigots. Hence, the chills I got from this comic.
Seriously, how many transmen would be upset if I said that I can be a man whenever like, as if it’s a change of clothes? I feel like “one of the boys” today and this will give me access to men space. Meanwhile, the BORN transman do not see it as fad or something to wear when the mood strikes him and is struggling to have people identify him as such. He wants to be accepted in men space but because I’m treating his identity like a new pair of shoes, no one will take either of us seriously.
I don’t mean to offend any transsexual people reading this. I’m cisgender and can’t not say I know what you go through on a regular basis. But it’s just an observation. Transsexuality has been around since the dawn of time, it’s not new. But, the media/corporate/patriarchy is branding it so they can get rich and gain "access" while Tina Brandon died for this.
I don’t know if that’s what Tat is saying in this arc or not. Again, sorry if I offended anyone.
She works hard for the money.