personal post; pls dnt reblob this;
I love my aunt but she’s so judgemental of /anything/ even /slightly/ feminine. I know she doesn’t mean harm, and its more annoying than anything, but sometimes it really gets to me, you know? Like I’ve always had all the tell-tale signs of being a bit more on the androgynous/feminine side but all she ever does every time she sees me is pester me about it. Its always “you need a haircut” or “why is there a plushie alpaca on your phone real men would be disgusted” or “you need to grow some balls” like maybe I just like these things? Maybe I like having a god damn fucking toy on my phone that’s cute as heck like I just don’t get it? She’s constantly sizing me down and comparing me to ‘real men’ aka Western men and always telling me to do 'this’ and do 'that’ even to the point of where she criticizes my selfies. Every time I stumble to make an excuse as to why I have XYZ that’s feminine and every time after it haunts me for weeks, like if I even consider doing what she criticized I feel horrible like I’m doing something wrong but? I’m being me? and isn’t that what I’m fighting for? anyways, long ass ramble. do not reblob please.
tldr; stop treating boys like they can’t have or like feminine attributes its so westernized and media-centric and tbqh repressing to the individual