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Here's the ranting prompt. https://imgur.com/fIr8XlV

Here's the rant: If I didn't peak by randomly watching Nikkie Tutorials 'coming out' video, then 'Elliot' Page's interview would have definitely peaked me.

I peaked because Nikkie said he always knew he was a woman because he always liked 'wearing pink, and dolls, and whatnot". Then I did some digging around the word terf and whoopsie a baby terf was born. Glad to have found you.

Anyways, this Eliot Page coming out thing... Here's what I got thrown at me in my youth " You drink from a glass like a man, you ride a bicycle like a man (???), you never want to wear high heels, why don't you let your hair grow, be more like a girl, you can't be a mechanic that's a man's job, why are you sitting like a man?, a woman with short hair??? are you sure you are a woman?, you only buy/wear pants... " to name a few.

The only time I 'wanted' to be a man was when I was about 4-5 years old and I wanted the convenience of peeing while standing up. That's it. Over the years I've never felt drawn to stereotypes of what it means to be a woman, and even though I was behaving unconventionally and even though everyone around me told me I'm not 'lady like", I stuck to it. I knew I was a woman, I can't exaggerate this one loud enough. I never gave into anything stereotypical of my sex, but even though I was wearing baggy clothes, even though I had 0 make up on I still experienced misogyny, I've experienced sexual assault when I was 18 while idly staring at my computer screen wearing a hoodie.

So, I just want to thank Ellen Page for 'opening' my eyes by telling me that I was a man all along. Freaking sellout.

Here's the ranting prompt. https://imgur.com/fIr8XlV Here's the rant: If I didn't peak by randomly watching Nikkie Tutorials 'coming out' video, then 'Elliot' Page's interview would have definitely peaked me. I peaked because Nikkie said he always knew he was a woman because he always liked 'wearing pink, and dolls, and whatnot". Then I did some digging around the word terf and whoopsie a baby terf was born. Glad to have found you. Anyways, this Eliot Page coming out thing... Here's what I got thrown at me in my youth " You drink from a glass like a man, you ride a bicycle like a man (???), you never want to wear high heels, why don't you let your hair grow, be more like a girl, you can't be a mechanic that's a man's job, why are you sitting like a man?, a woman with short hair??? are you sure you are a woman?, you only buy/wear pants... " to name a few. The only time I 'wanted' to be a man was when I was about 4-5 years old and I wanted the convenience of peeing while standing up. That's it. Over the years I've never felt drawn to stereotypes of what it means to be a woman, and even though I was behaving unconventionally and even though everyone around me told me I'm not 'lady like", I stuck to it. I knew I was a woman, I can't exaggerate this one loud enough. I never gave into anything stereotypical of my sex, but even though I was wearing baggy clothes, even though I had 0 make up on I still experienced misogyny, I've experienced sexual assault when I was 18 while idly staring at my computer screen wearing a hoodie. So, I just want to thank Ellen Page for 'opening' my eyes by telling me that I was a man all along. Freaking sellout.

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[–] sineadsiobhan 7 points (+7|-0)

I was a huge tomboy when I was younger. I loved my short hair and thought the boys clothes were more comfortable than the girls clothes. I loved cars and dinosaurs and even had a massive baseball hat collection.

I’ve been married for 13 years to a man and have a toddler daughter, who I’m raising to be gender non-conforming as well, ignoring the gendered toys and clothes (ie I buy something from both sections, she would have a “boy” top with “girl” leggings and look really stylish!). She absolutely loves playing with her dolls and her cars. She also plays with the dinosaurs I had as a child.

The one thing that really annoyed me about Ellen’s interview was her saying she had an enormous panic attack about being told to wear a dress on the red carpet. I knew, off the top of my head, that women have worn trouser suits on the red carpet (Diane Keaton is a famous example) including Ellen Page herself.

It doesn’t feel genuine. It feels like she transed in order for young people to have a young “trans role model.” She could barely look at Oprah. She was doing a quick interview with the Umbrella Academy cast and they called her Elliot, people said she smiled at being called her new name but it was almost like a forced smile, not a happy one at all.

I’m actually questioning if she’s even trans at all. Some things just don’t add up.

[–] goatsauce 2 points (+2|-0)

She's not trans, she's just in the midst of a mental health crisis and all these outlets are taking advantage. She presents all of this as if she's never had an ounce of agency in the matter, as if she couldn't have refused to wear the dress to a premiere or whatever, or that there were just simply no other options. I get that when she was a closeted lesbian, she probably felt that she had to play the feminine game harder to stay in the closet, but if that were the case, then it's still a reaction to homophobia and the era when her career was at its peak.