This caption infuriates me. Androgyny is so much more than just a thin, white person with no breasts and short hair. Androgyny, from my perspective, is the blending of masculine and feminine elements in any and all forms. Androgyny isn’t looking male, it’s looking like a human who expresses both masculinity and creates new gender options. It doesn’t just apply white male standards of attractiveness to female bodies but works to broaden the shades of gray.
These folks have the kind of androgyny I’m talking about:
how would y’all define androgyny in a way that’s more inclusive?
hey world, listen. i’m reblogging this for reasons beyond the fact that i’m in it. HERE’S THE THING. skinny/white/short-haired folks with no boobs who look boyish ARE NOT THE IDEAL OF ANDROGYNY and that needs to change. essentially all we’re doing by this is continuing the idea WHITE AND SKINNY AND MASCULINE is the ideal definition of attractiveness. you know who else is white and skinny and masculine? LOTS OF EMPOWERED MEN WHO ARE ALREADY RUNNIN’ SHIT. so. they have enough power, let’s not let androgyny be living up to that standard too, rather, let’s focus on new standards of beauty.
undoing my own embodiment of the skinny white “androgynous” ideal