Hey, do you think that whole weird 'smol bean' and 'pure' culture affects nonbinary people too? I'm not trying to derail the convo about trans men. I'm nonbinary and I'm really into pastel stuff and feminine/pretty things but I think a lot of the time cis people view me as a child for it and also sexualize it, and also assume I'm defenseless and ~submissive~
I feel like there’s multiple layers to the whole “uwu smol bean soft boy prince” thing and I’m kinda glad Tumblr’s starting to push back against it.
Because yeah you got the idea that anybody who’s non-binary is a white skinny Soft Prince. But you also have people treating binary trans men as this sort of transmasc non-binary ‘Men Lite’.
It even extends beyond trans issues even where you got wierdos putting flower crowns on characters like Space Nazi General Hux or, in the case of the true crime community, actual fucking serial killers. You got people using it to play into White Innocence by crying about how their just a soft fragile bean uwu when they’re called out for racism, trying to frame themselves as a victim.
And there’s so many more elements but the whole thing has become a mess.