also don’t you love how in every picture book with anthropomorphized animals the girl animals are still wearing ribbons and skirts and shit and the boy animals are in ties and baseball caps like WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO JUST NOT CODE NORMATIVE GENDER PERFORMANCE


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i respect every worm's right to present their gender as they please. but let's not kid ourselves about the rationale behind these decisions. to appear relateable they must appear human and to appear human they must conform to normative gender rules. DANG I HOPE THIS SYSTEM DOESN'T HAVE ANY TOTALLY UNFORESEEN DEHUMANIZING OR OTHERIZING CONSEQUENCES IN THE REAL WORLD. booksbooksbooks. diary of a worm.

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    i respect every worm’s right to present their gender as they please. but let’s not kid ourselves about the rationale...
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