Really bothers me that your blog is now less about pride and more about gatekeeping a community you do not belong to. Especially since you are being so disrespectful of others' opinions by calling them bullshit.
Oh man, not this again. Well, anon, I don’t know if you were around when the whole xenogender debate came up on this blog, but I would prefer not to revisit that argument, especially since quite a few people on the tucute side of things seem to have a difficult time debating an issue without throwing around baseless claims of transphobia, cissexism, etc. I won’t repeat any of my views here - because I don’t want the shit-slinging to start up again - but if you want my reasoning for them I suggest reading this, as well as this post and this one. And if you still think I’m committing some sort of heinous crime for having an opinion on NB issues as a cis person, I recommend reading this post.
Honestly, I wish my blog could go back to being more so just about my pride art and positivity, but what I’ve learned over the year or so I’ve been running it is that it’s utterly impossible to reference any issue faced by human beings - particularly humans in a minority - without having to drag politics/debate into it at some point. After all, these gender/sexuality labels aren’t just pretty decorations for people to put on their About pages to make them feel special - even though some people on tumblr unfortunately treat them that way. They are the identities and experiences of real life people, who often face very real hardships because of them.
I shouldn’t need to tell you that transphobia is sadly a very real issue in society, and it’s one that’s often ignored and covered up by the majority. While my dinosaurs may look cute and inane, the identities they stand for are anything but. There are real transgender people - dysphoric people - who follow me and perhaps find some sort of happiness in my work, and I consider it my responsibility as a cis ally (and, I like to think, as a decent human being) to refrain from trivializing the issues they have faced. These “genders” that are based around clouds, or the ocean, or personality traits for Christ’s sake, are the epitome of trivializing transgender people, and the reality of gender dysphoria that they grapple with.
True, it may be “disrespecting” the opinion of tucutes to call their made up genders bullshit, but I honestly don’t think it’s an opinion that deserves to be respected. And if you think I don’t deserve to have this opinion due to me being cisgender, remember that there are PLENTY of trans people against this concept as well. Before you accuse me of being disrespectful, I suggest you take a long, hard look in the mirror at yourself, and consider the kind of dangerous attitude you and your ilk are spreading in prioritizing the feelings of non-dysphoric “stargenders” over the lives of real, dysphoric trans people.
So tldr: I am done with this discussion, and I honestly couldn’t care less if you are “bothered” or offended by my blog or my opinions. You know where the unfollow button is. And this goes for anyone else who tries to bring this topic back up - you know where I stand on it, and I would rather have you all unfollow or block me instead of barging into my ask box whining about how I’m such a horrible gatekeeping transphobe.