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lorzod wrote:my initial response is that this is making fun of girls who either want to be boys or boys who want to be girls. That can be viewed in a number of ways, but at the very least it's insanely insensitive to those who are transgendered on both sides. It is insulting for male to female and female to male.
Huh. Funny, I didn't see that at all. I can see how you, or anyone, could potentially think that this has to do with transgender people, though I didn't take it that way, but what I don't see is how you feel it's making fun of such people. Even if the designer had intended it to be about such people, which s/he has clearly stated they did not, where in the shirt does it indicate any sort of disdain?
Anyway, fun concept, I like the shirt. I thought about whether I would wear one, because I'm definitely a 'tomboy' who always hangs out with the guys and gets frustrated if I'm not equally accepted with them and I got a kick out of it, thought it was cute and witty. However, then I realised that if I wore it, people who already think that I'm a lesbian because of the tomboyness would just think I was a lesbian even more. So I decided not to. :/ I like the shirt though!
Oh, and before anybody attacks me over that, I have nothing against lesbians or indeed any member of the LGBT community, it just gets a bit tiresome being called anything you're not and having people make Jatravartid jokes every time you spend time with someone of the same sex.
"No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on the proper occasions."~Henry Ward Beecher