oh my god though, if you’re going to argue it as “cross dresser representation” in order to avoid having a non-cis character, GOD FORBID, then maybe you should acknowledge that its shitty as fuck representation like every other fucking ‘cross dresser representation’ thats used to step around non-cis identites????????????????? because its played off like its been forced on them, like its something they have to do in order to do this thing that they like doing, and they want so badly to not……????????? which is awful in the first place bc ‘omg i cant play sports if im being a girl today!!” and like nah no one would ever do that for fun or because they just wanted to, no siree, it has to be shoved on them somehow and then shown as awful and somehow constricting,
and obviously this option of ‘cross dressing representation’ is a much better option than accepting a character as struggling with their gender identity or being genderfluid and being more inclined to be a girl some days and a boy other days
just…. oh my god……….. OH MY GOD…..
why ship incest and pedophilia when you could:
straight people: assume every character is straight unless stated otherwise, fight people to maintain straight headcanons, put canon queer characters in het relationships, refuse to accept that a character is queer even when stated in canon, pair characters up in het relationships that have no basis in canon
queer people: headcanon a character as queer
straight people: OMG UR FORCING UR SEXUALITY ON THE CHARACTERS
aahhh i have to go to school tomorrow so im gonna go to bed!!! i’ll argue more with you all later!!! ;)
unmints!!!! your reply got cut off!!! but it seemed super important bc ive never seen a point like that addressed before so it would be super good if you could make a separate post and tag me or just reblog this one or something?!?!
“cross dresser representation”
someone went into my ask box and used this as, idk, a counter to my post and im just so stunned, because literally every possible trans/gender fluid/non binary character ive ever seen in anime is written off as “just a cis gendered cross dresser, nothing to see here folks!!! no radical agendas under our sleeves no sir!!! just a fun boy dressin’ in girls clothes and referring to themselves a girl for no particular reason unless they’re forced to or its just a fetish of course ohohohoo” and i just…… im so….. is that really the road we want to go down right now….
and the other really gross thing about shugo chara is that said character is portrayed in a way that makes it so easy to say they are cis bc despite this character being raised as a female, they are discontent with it and don’t want to “act like a girl” which is just super ridiculous in regards to gender norms, i mean holy shit “When he was young he was depressed because he had to act like a girl and he was only supposed to jump as high as a girl can go. Even though he wanted to jump as high as he wanted, he could not or else people would suspect that he is actually a guy, and not a girl.” LIKE WOW
so i see where people are coming from in saying they’re cis but??? they still switch between both male and female genders?? so while they’re “happier” being a boy and thus being able to… play sports and shit freely….. WHICH IS SO… OMG……………….. I….
see here’s the thing. the society we live in is still so hetero/cis normative that a characters sexuality or gender literally has to be explicitly stated for people to accept it as the fact it is. (and even then they dont, HARSH SIDEWAYS GLANCE AT HANJI ZOE AND SNK FANDOM) yet we have all these arguments saying ‘well it doesnt have to be all about that, it doesnt have to be said or shown, we dont need it “shoved in our faces”!’ when obviously, yes it fucking does, and yes you fucking do if you can still point at an obviously trans/non binary/gender fluid character and have the audacity to say ‘yea but its not “stated in canon”!!!’, whatever the fuck that even entails
i mean we have a character who has grown up basically their entire life identified as a female, and people are still like ‘um no they’re cis’ like can you please take out a map of the universe and show me what fucking planet you are from ??????
there is literally nothing else they could do to show that they are trans/nb/gf, it is crystal clear. i literally cannot understand and will never be able to understand the fantastic mental gymnastics you must do to justify in your sick head that they are cis somehow
except there is one more thing they can do, and that is point it out verbally, “in canon”, and honestly its kind of fucking ridiculous that you need that kind of ‘verification’ anyways when the facts are right in front of your eyes all the damn time, oh my GOD
what you are doing when you say ‘well its never stated they they’re not cis so they must be cis!!’ is just so vile, because you’re assuming that cis is the default, that cis is what is normal. and anything but cis is not normal and thus must be clearly stated otherwise, or else they’re just cis by default
i really encourage you to look inside your damn selves and ask why you have such a big goddamn issue with a character being anything but cis, why you are SO set on defending them as such, even though you dont have the fucking nerve to say anything beyond “~but its not canon they’re trans/nb/gf so~” because we know what you really mean you trash
nagihiko is either gender fluid or a trans boy tbh he is not cis
reality tv show where they take out trans and non binary people and buy them a whole new wardrobe to help them feel comfortable and fit their representation
its weird that guys get so touchy when you accuse them of sexism like “im not sexist wtf????” when they should really be worried about “ive been acting sexist wtf????” like dude youre not the victim of an accusation the accusation is the result of your behavior
literally every person born into a position to oppress has behaved like this and its gross
i am constantly amazed by straight dudes but not in like a good way
LAUGHING SO HARD
so this is a thing thats happening. wip obvi.
im sorry but EVERYONE I DRAW BECOMES LIKE TEN YEARS OLDER ITS A CURSE