I hated the description of my blog again so I got rid of it. I'm going to make a new description.
Don't care what pronouns you call me, but will defend others' rights to choose pronouns.
I'm an artsy, witchy person, I love cats, I watch sci-fi like Babylon 5 and Star Trek, have some health issues, and blah blah, that's good for now...
I’m sorry, but if lesbians can control themselves in a girls only changing room with ass naked woman waltzing around. Then I figure men should be able to control them selves with clothed girls walking down the street. Just a thought.
So, I just found out, after 5 pm, that this is International Bacon Day.
maybe one day u will have 100 cats and 0 boyfriend and we will feel so proud of u
That is exactly how many of each of those things I have, too.
10, that is, not 100.
Hmm. So it occurred to me, seeing how Katy Perry was dressed for the VMAs in imitation of Britney Spears’s 2001 denim dress- that this woman really basically likes to imitate other people. Dress like them. In itself, that alone not a problem, really.
Sometimes it’s like she’s a celebrity cosplaying as other celebrities. But. Then she also does the stuff that gets into cultural appropriation, and basically doesn’t seem to see a difference between the two.
And if she had worn a Japanese themed outfit in some sincere effort to appreciate the culture, it’d be one thing, but it was indeed just a costume.
Part of it is like she just wants to wear costumes and not think. Then other parts are where she says stuff like wanting to dress up in someone’s skin and seem to not even understand how fucking creepy it sounds. But basically I think she just doesn’t want to have to think too hard. That’s the impression i get.
Whether she is “fashion” or not, and to me she isn’t, she definitely shares this particular flaw with the fashion industry.
Like I dont see a lot of malice in her, any desire to make fun of people, but that isn’t all there is to it. And she doesn’t know that.
And I don’t think there is necessarily any malice when the fashion industry does these things, either. They just think EVERYTHING is acceptable to use as source material, because art. And that’s a problem.
All this I say as someone who is not really following her career, but observing casually whatever comes across my dashboards or newsfeeds on various sites. So, do take it with that advisement.
You can like wearing sundresses and lace and still be nonbinary.
You can like wearing pantsuits with ties and still be a woman.
You can like wearing floral patterns and still be a man.
Gender identity is valid. Gender expression is subjective. Gender norms are bullshit.
Weirdly enough I get more shit about this from within the trans community than from outside it.
"Those damn DFAB people who call themselves genderless but still wear dresses and go by female names and pronouns."
How many times have I heard that, and how many times has it been from a trans person?
Mind you, I don’t always wear ‘feminine’ clothing, the main name I go by is gender-neutral (even if my legal name is still female), I use sie/hir pronouns, etc. But I know that on some days I still do enough of those things to be one of the people they’re griping about, and so are some of my friends, and it’s like… can’t we be the gender we are, or lack the gender we aren’t, without making it into a big production?
I don’t even know what clothing one could wear in this society that would actually be considered truly genderless anyway. A baggy sweatsuit? Maybe? But, like, only if it’s grey, because if people want to make an issue of you they will find a way, and will say a pastel is too “girly” and any bold color is “masculine”…?
I mean, a t-shirt and jeans are “masculine” in origin, even if they’ve become fairly universal. So, are those items really any less gendered than a frilly dress? And if they are, how much is society’s general distrust of the “feminine” responsible for this?
So, then what does one have left? Pillowcases? Barrels? A robot costume made from cardboard boxes? (Actually, aside from discomfort, the robot costume sounds good now I think of it.)
(There is the fact that in some cultures pants are not “masculine” and skirts are not “feminine”, but we know they are in Western culture, which considers itself the standard for all humans. And is the culture I am writing from.)
water and food insecurity are not caused by overpopulation but the corporate stranglehold on science, agriculture and natural resources. overpopulation is also almost always used to solely talk about the responsibility of people who aren’t “like us” to stop having children.
So sometimes I think I really need to know more about celebs before I reblog good stuff they say, because so often you read something really awful they said soon after.
Then I’m like if I had to know everything a person ever said before I blog anything about them, I couldn’t even blog about myself, since I totally forget half of what I say anymore.
And I’m going to bed.
This has been one of those just before bed thoughts.
Right now they have on “Celtic Woman : Emerald” which I like well enough, but have already seen twice this time around.
Currently watching… nothing. Quiet is nice.
At this point in my geezerhood, the VMA’s are something I read about the next day.
If my local PBS weren’t on a 3rd weekend of pledge drive I’d be watching something on Masterpiece.