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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.

[–] KBash 3 points (+3|-0)

I agree that she seems incredibly unhappy and it makes me really uneasy. And her answers are so incredibly scripted. It’s like she’s badly playing a part which isn’t even entirely her fault because the writing is so cliched.