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anonymous asked:

Quick question, how is genderbending offensive? This isn't meant to be rude I just want to know.

i’m cis so i’m not the best person to explain this, but here are some resources on why it’s considered offensive;

http://oudeteron.tumblr.com/post/112360508296/why-is-genderbending-bad-or-do-you-just-not-like

http://burdge.tumblr.com/post/83331906367/so-the-problem-with-genderbend-and-genderswap

http://thedeviatednorm.blogspot.com/2010/02/why-i-dont-like-gender-bending-in.html

http://viria.tumblr.com/post/116908105638/kagemxneon-genderbending-lately-ive-been

Hope this cleared things up.

anonymous asked:

Hey, for the wlw month, is it supposed to be just the girls (as In allura, pidge, shey etc.) Or can it be genderbend?

Genderbends are not allowed, however trans headcanons and nb headcanons are welcome. i.e nb Hunk, trans Lance, etc. I do encourage participants to focus on the ladies but I don’t want to exclude anyone who may headcanon the “boys” as ladies or non binary folk.

Here are some sources as to why genderbends are bad:

http://thedeadflag.tumblr.com/post/142516583438/i-dont-get-how-genderbending-is-transphobic

http://viria.tumblr.com/post/116908105638/kagemxneon-genderbending-lately-ive-been

http://burdge.tumblr.com/post/83331906367/so-the-problem-with-genderbend-and-genderswap

These are quite long but the tl;dr version is that a lot of people (myself included) consider the practice to be cissexist and transphobic. 

I hope this cleared things up for you and any others who may be wondering the same thing. I also hope you don’t perceive this as an attack because I didn’t intend it to be as such, especially since I don’t know your intentions with the ask; I simply want people to know that this rule isn’t arbitrary.