Everyone always find it ridiculous or unfounded when people see Harry Potter as bi or pansexual, but you cannot tell me that after growing up in an environment where he felt nothing but rejection, after learning for seven years over and over again how big is the power of love, all types of love, after having his life saved more than once because of it, after being taken in so kindly by the Weasleys and feeling so safe around his friends because of this feeling, that Harry Potter would turn down a chance at loving someone because of their gender.
Im tired of skinny white boys being the only gay couples in anything, like give me some black boys in love, give me trans boys of colour holding hands, give me dark skinned asian boys in love, give me some chubby boys holding hands, give me gay relationships where the boys have something other than a chiseled face and clear skin, give me gay relationships with boys who have acne and freckles and stretch marks, give me something else than skinny white boys making out shirtless p l e a s e
Joyce, this is Hawkins, okay? You wanna know the worst thing that’s ever happened here in the four years I’ve been working here? Do you wanna know the worst thing? It was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie’s head because it thought that her hair was a nest.
So, I’ve put off making this post for a while, just because i know that the artist in question has a large following. But I can’t ignore this any longer, so here goes.
@rcdart is an agender artist attending Calarts. They have amassed somewhat of a following for their marvel art here on tumblr. This marvel art features a trans man Steve which seems, quite frankly, fetishing of trans men and the transmasculine experience.
Their comment reads: “I actually hc steve to get top surgery pretty early on, but also, IF He Didn’t, I only think he’d wear a binder like 10% of the time he’s concious bc fuck dat shit he’s in the future and buff he doesnt need to hide his tits”
This art of a trans steve showing off his “tits” is honestly pretty fetishizing of the trans experience. I’m not the only one who’s felt a rush of inexplicable dysphoria over having this post cross my dashboard: I’ve spoken to other trans men who share my opinion of rcdart’s trans steve.
The fact that rcdart chooses to draw him as a pinup, in poses that emphasize his breasts and hips, only seem to add insult to injury. Their assertions that they don’t think he’d wear a binder specifically to show off his breasts is fetishistic.
I realize that rcdart is agender, but being nonbinary doesnt give you free rein to fetishize trans men.
I don’t intend this post as a callout, but a call to action. When you post art, consider who it impacts, and how your portrayal affects them. Thank you.