Virus and Trip hang out together for the first time. a girl approaches them
"omg are you guys twins?"
Trip can’t believe it. she thinks they’re related, she thinks he is Virus brother, she thinks they are the same. on the same level, born from the same parents. equally great equally fabulous. he is finally as perfect as Virus-
"we’re not" Virus says, almost too fast, with a cold voice.
Trip is heartbroken. Virus must never know.
… Go away
I’m cis so I’m sorry if this isn’t spot on.
It’d be different if your having curly hair was considered horrifying. Most/all people acknowledge that curly/straight hair doesn’t affect someone’s gender.
Let’s create a hypothetical that does. In this world having curly hair makes you a boy and having straight hair makes you a girl. So you browse through your tumblr as girl, even though you have curly hair. Wow! Look at all these nice hair posts, like “Every girl can agree that these ten things can make her hair look great!” and “I just love it when girl’s hair is like this” but all these things are for straight hair. So you add your own comment along the lines of “Not all girls have straight hair! You can focus on other qualities women share!”
Then you get replies. They are often along the vein of “Obviously we weren’t talking about curly haired women!” This sets you apart from all of the other women, as most of everything says women have straight hair. You’re frustrated at this point, you just want to say “Not all women have straight hair!” to everyone. People keep implying you’re male because of your curly hair, you can’t be a woman because you have curly hair, etc.
So you keep seeing things that praise women for their straight hair, tips for women on how to do their hair but all they are all for straight haired women. So you remind them “Not all women have straight hair and not all men have curly hair!”
Then they go on about how needy you are, and “duh we know but we aren’t talking about those woman.” they say it like you’re less of a woman because you don’t have straight hair.
Not every space is for curly haired girl, there are very few spaces for curly haired girls. But when talking about girls, it’s not your space and you are excluded because of your curly hair. You just want to be recognized as a girl despite your curly hair. You want to be included where you belong.
I guess my point in this all is transwomen are women and not including them when talking about women isn’t taking ciswomen’s space, but including them where they should already be.
good to know that if a non-Disney animated film is ever up for an Oscar the judges won’t even fucking bother to watch it. not like that’s their job or anything. to watch the movies. the Oscar nominated movies they’re judging.