"boys can be princesses too" is making the rounds on twitter bc homophobes.
It is, of course, ADORABLE.
Sometimes I remind myself that I was 1000% that kid when I was little and that my parents, preschool teacher, friends' parents, all actively shamed me for playing dress-up which is a NORMAL THING FOR CHILDREN TO DO.
I remind myself of that whenever I see arguments about us having a fetish or a paraphilia or whatever, because sex came after all that. It got stirred into the mix that was already me being a trans kid and that made everything feel more shameful. Trans kid + sexuality = confusion, shame, and pain.
In the end it's so incredibly simple, but transmisogynists want us to believe that it's sexual and wrong from day one. I'm a sexual being too, but I was trans way before that.
It makes me so happy that more little kids are getting the opportunity to express themselves free of shame. Along with our eggs, I have no doubt there are some future drag queens in the mix, as well as cis boys who just think it's fun to be a princess for a while.
And that's amazing. A world where kids can be into both masculinity and femininity if they want is beautiful and has so much potential good in it regardless of trans stuff, because I know that I wish more guys could say "when I was little She-Ra was my hero" or "I really wanted to be like Dora."
the homophobes and transphobes who are infuriated by boys (and "boys") being princesses are all saying basically the same thing: it's "wrong" and "how could you do this to children" and "this is perverted."
And it's like, these are literally just kids playing dress up. It's bizarre and gross to read anything more into it, really, until and unless they say something like "I'm a girl" at which point you will know that you have a girl who likes to be a princess 🤷
@Eweish 😭😭 they’re so cute and happy
@Eweish i am straight up bawling
@Eweish absolutely agree. I have siblings and friends who did this when they were younger. Sadly, the catholic church hammered out even the memory from my friends...
@Eweish yes yes yes yes, 💯 thank you for saying this so clearly
Grandson, with two older sisters loves joining in with dress up. Three princesses can quite often be seen dancing and running around the house. He also does a fair dinosaur and/or superhero impression, as do they (;*
All three have great imaginations, why squelch them (:*
@Eweish EXACTLY, ALL THIS
@Eweish Dora the explorer, or Dora the fish?
@Eweish hey kids! It’s fun to use your imagination and play dress-up! But ONLY if the character you’re playing is the exact same gender as the one we’ve conferred upon you
@Eweish wonder if those phobes also go crazy when little girls want to dress up as Darth Vader or Huck Finn or "a construction worker", or if it's only when it's boys straying beyond the bounds of patriarchy that's unacceptable
@Eweish Every kid deserves the chance to feel pretty 💜
@Eweish damnit, I'm envious.
@Eweish awww so pure
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