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.
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 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 (:*
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