2013年07月18日

give my brief thoughts

I've finished a new story, Owl Eyes, which features a race and gender transformation.

I wanted to talk a little bit about the dynamics of this transformation type. Both probably merit a full "in depth" analysis and more, and both will probably get that in the future. But for now I wanted to give my brief thoughts.

I feel like gender change is popular because of the restrictive gender roles and gender expectations in our society. Specifically, I feel that male to female transformations are popular because of the restrictions we place on men's gender roles.

While the feminist revolution helped broaden women's gender roles - which is a good thing - we have not seen any movement comparable for men. Women can wear men's clothing without raising an eyebrow, but not the other way around. Boys are still teased for crying or acting feminine. I see a bit of hope with the new anti-bullying movement but I still feel like we are a long way off. Many men who don't feel manly can feel very out of place, especially socially and romantically. (I also feel like in subtle ways, our culture says that men are gross and women are pretty and sexy, but that's a topic for another time).
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