Patreon Thank-You Post for July 2016

While the job hunt hasn’t quite returned the results I’d hoped for yet, I’ve still managed to keep the blog updated and keep myself afloat thanks to my amazing Patrons! I’d like to thank everyone who has continued to support me and my blog, including Space Queen Galacta Q, Patrick Neill, Steven Hopkins, and Aleena Tuabin! Thank you all so much, and I hope you continue to enjoy my blog!

Sexualization & Objectification Are Not the Same Thing

A major point of contention in modern feminist circles is the issue of objectification, or the act of treating women as nothing but objects of desire. Discussion of this has picked up steam in media analysis recently, particularly when it comes to anime and video games, and I’m glad to see it happening. But I find myself nonetheless troubled by the way some classify all sexualization as a form of objectification.

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The Erasure of Gender-Nonconforming Male Identities

While the transgender community often assumes that those who dress in women’s clothing and act feminine are women (either transgender or cis), this is not always the case. There are those who display gender variance through dressing or acting like women, but still choose to identify as male.

These gender-nonconforming men are often discriminated against or fetishized by society, and have very little positive representation in the media. The little that they have is being appropriated by the transgender community.

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