Sofie's the official name, but I mainly go by Soof. 22, female-ish, Belgian, gay as a triple rainbow, devoted pastafarianist, language and grammar lover, rubber duck enthusiast, feminist, fangirl.
Obsessions include but are not limited to: Harry Potter, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black, Orange Is The New Black, Adventure Time, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly, Welcome To Night Vale, Doctor Who, Legend of the Seeker, Lost Girl, The Hunger Games, Skins, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Starkid, and Pixar (with a dash of Disney).
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see looking at that photoset of all the people who won awards layered over what they won it for really emphasizes the issue with jared leto
he, a man, was nominated for and won an oscar
for playing a woman
like, how fucked up is that
how is it okay that a cis man can play a trans woman and win so many fucking awards like its ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘really daring’ and ‘truthful’
when a trans woman can’t do the same for a character that they would automatically understand better than any cis man could
idk i’m not articulating my feelings very well, but the visual of the photoset makes me feel a lot of angry feelings about the whole situation
edit: i’ve realized it makes me feel gross because they way it’s set up makes it look like rayon is a costume or a game of pretend
trans women are not costumes for cis men to put on
aside from being cissexist the whole XX = female and XY = male thing is Straight-Up Wrong
AFAB people can have XO, XXX, XXXX and XY chromosomes while AMAB people have have XXYY, XYY, and XX chromosomes and since the majority of the population never has their karyotype examined, they’ll never know that they have one of these chromosomal quirks unless that specific combination has associated symptoms, and not all of them do. you could literally have one of the aforementioned combinations without even knowing it and meanwhile you’re insisting that all AFAB people are XX and that anyone else who has this must also be female
we could also talk about how hormonal patterns for XX persons can naturally and biologically mirror that of a typical XY person, or vis versa, which gives rise to things like androgen insensitivity disorder. here u have it, folks, an whole group of intersex people who have XY chromosomes and testicles and vulva and vagina, all grown naturally, all at the same time.
the number of people who are intersex mirror the number of people who are born with red hair, but no one goes around trying to say that red isn’t a natural hair colour just because the phenotype doesn’t manifest in the majority of the population.
You know, what I find interesting, is there is at least two works in the past fifteen years or so about kids killing each other, mostly isolated from any adult supervision.
What’s the classic example of that? Lord of the Flies.
When I studied that in grade eight, it was held up as this example of society, a look at what we would be like without authority. (Written by an old white British dude raise your hand if you’re surprised.)
So, lets look at Battle Royale and Hunger Games as the modern-day version of that.
What’s the key distance that time has made with these microcosms of children murdering children?
These days, it’s not being shown that we default to savage murder without authority. These works show authority forcing us into it.
I think that’s fucking fascinating.
And much more accurate.
do people who do this kind of thing realize they are literally complaining about how good life is for them
the hilarious part is these people wouldn’t even think of themselves as cis or abled if it weren’t for tumblr, they’d just think of themselves as “normal”
and for the other identities, they would give them hardly any thought if it weren’t for tumblr so they’re just mad that they have to think about it now
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