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[–] endeverywhere 26 points Edited

oh god "Aimee" is so creepy and watches too much anime. Imagine actually standing like that.

The way TIMs try to be so overly girly is pretty weird as it is, but that's their entire definition of womanhood. "I'm so cute with sparkles and pink!! uwu.. oooo boner".

Yes, I think it's all very creepy. The foot pop of the horrible kindergarten teacher too. No one stands like that in real life. Women don't behave like this.

Don't be afraid to be 'who' you are.

The way TIMs try to be so overly girly is pretty weird as it is, but that's their entire definition of womanhood. "I'm so cute with sparkles and pink!! uwu.. oooo boner".

Overcompensation. They work hard at achieving something they will never achieve, and ironically, they manage to accentuate how far they are from that "ideal".

As a woman, I regularly knit my legs like I’m going to piss myself while standing stationary.

/s

I do right before I sneeze, but tims wouldn’t know anything about that either.

[–] [Deleted] 🌸 Ad meliora 🦕 15 points

I don't think i've ever struck a single one of those poses in my life and im 43...

I've done that last stance once or twice, followed by running to the nearest bathroom.

[–] maypelsyrup 14 points Edited

They pose how they think women pose instead of noticing what posing actually looks like. It's similar to how kids drawing people will make round smiley faces with arms and legs instead of something similar to how people look.

Another related point... they haven't experienced the female conditioning that forces us to learn how to be "posing properly". Young women/girls on social media learn quickly that if women pose like any of that they are made fun of for being fake, trying too hard, looking awkward, looking worse than your friends in the photo. You see how other females pose and you learn that if you don't do that you will stick out as not preforming femininity properly.

We learn how to pose in order to fulfill fucked up beauty standards: suck in stomach, push out butt, never give ourselves a double chin, never raise eyebrows enough for forehead wrinkles, be sexy but not sexual, no rolls/creases ANYWHERE, make it look effortless while simultaneously making sure everything is perfect...

And if we don't care to preform femininity in posing or don't care to learn, we just take nice plain pictures that show ourselves. I generally don't see women do a weird in-between of theatrics and complete unawareness of how they look. I do see that in most TIM photos, though.

'a weird in-between of theatrics and complete unawareness of how they look'

This is a really important point, that hadn't clicked with me until I read what you wrote. John Berger talks about how women are socialised to be aware of other people looking at us; we develop an 'internalised male gaze'. (The story Cat Person expresses this really well--even while having sex the narrator is preoccupied with what her partner is seeing/feeling rather than actually experiencing the moment herself.) And men DON'T have that forced awareness of how they're being seen. That goes a long way toward explaining the ludicrous selfies that they honestly seem so proud of.

The story Cat Person expresses this really well--even while having sex the narrator is preoccupied with what her partner is seeing/feeling rather than actually experiencing the moment herself.

I'm definitely gonna read that! I feel like that describes my previous way of thinking really well, and I still struggle with avoiding it to this day.

You kinda put my ramblings into better words: men don't have to be aware of being looked at and scrutinized the same way women are, so when men "become women" they still hold onto that subconscious confidence.

Lol

I have a pretty feminine mannerisms and walk but they aren’t put on and exaggerated like these men are doing.

🤮🤮🤮

That right pose just looks so uncomfortable. I’ve never seen a woman do that, tbh. At least not that extreme! These TIMs will probably all need to see chiropractors later in life 😂😂

To be fair, I have pictures of me standing almost exactly like that. But it’s because I have a connective tissue disorder and I don’t realize that I’m positioning myself oddly. But it is unnatural and I can’t imagine it would be comfortable for people with normal joints. It seems like every third Extremely Online Zoomer woman has Ehlers-Danos so maybe that’s where the TIMs picked up the pose.

Embarrassing. Sooner or later everyone will get tired of their bullshit.

[–] no- 6 points

Anyone who thinks TIMs pass should try scrolling through the mtf tag on tumblr.

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