2doc genderbend thing reminded me to write this...(P.S. I’m not calling out anyone who participated in that for doing this, the art was great)
Okay sooooo…ahhhhh, I don’t think all genderbends are transphobic for doing those basic gender stereotypes but…..OKAY I don’t know. See if a character has a gender, right? And you imagine them as the opposite gender, then cool. I get it if they are normally male, and now you are drawing them female. They have boobs. They might have a more curvaceous body shape. Maybe they have longer hair. BUT. My problem is that it seems like most of these genderbends are super boring. They’re male? Put a “regular default” girl shaped body on them, and give them long hair and eyelashes. It’s so unoriginal, and basically saying all girls have the same body shape, have long hair, etc. Here’s a reminder that girls aren’t just more curvy with boobs and long hair. Girls can have basically no curves. They can have very small breasts. They can also be fat, and not just the kind of fat where everything is, “in just the right places” or whatever the fuck. Girls can wear boys clothing, didn’t think I would even need to mention this one. You can show that you’ve changed their gender in other ways than just “Look they’re wearing pink” because you’re obviously not doing a very good job if that’s the only way you can show this. I’m not saying they can’t wear girly clothes either, but don’t overdo it if the canon character would never wear something like that. I don’t care if their gender changed. It wouldn’t make sense. Give them a skirt in their same favourite colour. If they don’t show a lot of skin, they don’t make them. Also girls hair can be short, so. Yeah. Anyways. This kind of focused on girls, but it goes the same the other way around.