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Birds are most definitely drag queens.

When sexual dimorphism in other animals differs from sexual dimorphism in humans--male birds are more colourful! clownfish change sex!--this somehow proves sex is a spectrum and humans aren't sexually dimorphic. When male birds are more colourful than female birds, however, this also somehow proves birds can be drag queens, because... human gender norms are universal?

Not to be mean, but that corset is really wonky looking, like the shape is all wrong. I wonder if the designer didn’t know how to alter the pattern to fit a man.

[–] crodish [OP] 14 points Edited

It's the pronounced female breasts, female pronouns, and female name of his drag persona that irks me. If they wanted to say hey, male birds are actually super flamboyant in nature. Here's a super flamboyant dude wearing non-gender-conforming clothes to say males are okay to be feminine and flamboyant too. Cool! Power to the men. It SHOULD be fine for men to wear makeup and look pretty and sparkly and wear skirts and flamboyant outfits.

But not by calling themselves a woman.

The whole POINT is that MALES are fine to do this. Denying that subverts everything.

If they wanted to say hey, male birds are actually super flamboyant in nature. Here's a super flamboyant dude wearing non-gender-conforming clothes to say males are okay to be feminine and flamboyant too. Cool! Power to the men.

Yeah but that would actually be something real. It's 2022; nobody is real anymore.

I totally agree with you. Just pointing out that the dress doesn’t even fit.

It’s insane to hand make a dress without a good idea if it’ll fit your client or not. I wonder if the designer is really that ignorant about the differences between male and female anatomy.

It looks like it isn't even done up. I suspect it totally didn't fit.

I was thinking exactly the same! If I saw this dress on etsy I would never buy it due to the quality the corset looks to have. (I also wouldn't buy it because I don't need it, but you get my point :b )

[–] crodish [OP] 2 points Edited

https://mobile.twitter.com/audubonsociety/status/1536443288240148482

It's just a TIM in bird attire flouncing around a field this time.

Same TIM from the North Face drag campaign.

https://mobile.twitter.com/thenorthface/status/1528816108039327744

(Drag queens and TIMs are no different to me. They're males in womanface. TIMs just do it full time.)

So oppressed.

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pattiegonia

The Western Meadowlark. // A new drag look created and photographed on the grassland prairies of my home state of Nebraska - miles from where I was born. This project, two years in the making, was a dream to create alongside @ audubonsociety, a team of queer creators & allies passionate about birds + our climate.

  • The fabric from this dress was hand dyed by @ lesley.darling.fiber with natural elements foraged from the prairie itself.

  • The dress was hand constructed by an emerging Nebraskan designer @ lajoliejoelle

  • The photos and videos were taken by @ mikefromperu, @ chrriscross and @ mitchelloverton

  • Original music composed by @ japhyrider

  • The project was steeped in rich bird & ecology education and production value thanks to Jason St. Sauver from the @ springcreekprairieaudubon, @ jennycdugan and @ nickmas0n

Please give some love to each of the people below who helped this project come to life. Birds are most definitely drag queens.

https://www.audubon.org/pattiegonia

https://archive.ph/IQLT4

Honestly, I'm okay with this one. In the bird world, it's the male members of the species who are gaudy and colorful, so drag fits.

He's a male mimicking a woman. Birds don't do that. Birds aren't drag queens.

[–] hmimperialtortie 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 6 points

Exactly, male birds are behaving exactly as they evolved to do to attract mates. This human male isn’t.

[–] hmimperialtortie 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 0 points

They’re not mocking the females by doing it, though. These mammalian males are.