another effect of infantilizing trans men is that you’re (probably 100% unintentionally) pushing them into feeling forced into performing toxic masculinity so they don’t appear weak, so they aren’t compared to children or puppies, so they’re not just ‘soft cute sweet adorable pure bundles of fluff’
it pushes people into thinking the only way they’ll be accepted as another guy is to uphold rigid stereotypes of masculinity and become rough and imposing so they’ll be considered anything but a soft and vulnerable smol baby
(this is at least what i’ve seen many trans women say from their experiences & their posts) constantly using language of brutal submission to trans women and forcing acts of violence onto their character without taking into account who they are as people ‘step on me/beat me up!!!/goddess who could kill me and i would be happy’ can push an even harsher pressure on performing femininity for them when society is already forcing that
being trans isn’t about conforming harshly and at the will of others to gender roles in order to be respected with language that’s not dehumanizing or infantilizing or fetishizing, it’s just about wanting to be respected and to be able to live happily how we feel comfortable presenting ourselves and who we are. there are so many things i want to do, that i want to wear and enjoy, but language like this terrifies me into not trying things out, into being what people want me to be and want to see me as based on stereotypes than what i want for myself just so that i’ll have my basic humanity respected and it should not be that way
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In rain or shine
They left the house at half past nine
The smallest one was Madeline.”
-Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline, 1939
I would like to share a sampling of the graduation project that I had so much fun illustrating! It’s an old series, but one of my childhood favorites. There has been a TV series and a live action film, but never a modern-ish animated feature, and it was a bit of a passion project to imagine what it would look like, down to the character designs and the actual scenes.
Also, I might have some good news to announce soon… keeping my fingers crossed in the meantime! ♪
In the 1950s and ‘60s,
if there were any children’s books in a house, at least one of them was likely
to be a Little Golden Book. With their golden spines and brightly colored
pictures, they begged to be grabbed off a shelf by a curious child — which is
exactly what their creators intended. Those beloved books celebrate their 75th
birthday this year.
Hey, How do you feel about how people interact with the bot?
Hi, I’m the secondary moderator. We think most of it is very cute! The way that people frequently approach the current accomplished-but-flawed artificial intelligences as though they were small children or puppies is super interesting. Developing cultural norms for interacting with AIs is going to be an important part of the future. Picdescbot doesn’t have any functionality built in for understanding what people are saying back to it, but let’s all be encouraging anyway!
look, we've got Jimin who dotes on Jungkook who dotes on Taehyung who dotes on Jimin. And then it goes back the other way. And then there's tickling, and confetti everywhere, and then they're tired and cuddle in a heap.
so basically, our children are puppies.
more specifically, though, Tae is a kitten, Kookie is a bunny and Jiminnie is a koala.
you're kind of a puppy, too.
that's true. What about me?
you're like a baby bird learning how to fly.
that makes Jin-hyung the mama bird. And Yoongi-hyung is a hedgehog, of course.
why of course?
'cause you're prickly but cute.
why am I a baby bird?
wait, look! They're asleep! My adorable babies.
is anybody else thinking what I'm thinking?