Androgyny: Reviving a Lost Human Condition

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Credit to @RamchiPixiv (Twitter): https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=65780298--Initial reactions to this image are explained in the literature review portion of this analysis as “performing ambiguity, liminality, and transgressive sexuality”.

Abstract

Androgyny: Reviving a Lost Human Condition —A Queer Analysis on Traps

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🌈🏳️‍🌈 Are Traps Gay? 👱‍♀️🍆 🧐

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Artifact Description

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Run to the hills, you damn cis-scum!

Literature Review

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Over 100 Years of Performing Ambiguity in American History
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“ We have no choice General Calrissian, our cruisers can’t repel firepower of that magnitude!” -Admiral Ackbar crica 34ABY

“Lived memory is active, alive, embodied in the social — that is, in individuals, families, groups, nations, and regions.” (Huyssen 2000).

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Big word, small/arbitrary world
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Best example of genderfluidity in anime that came fresh out of the oven of my squirrel-spotting mind

“Many identities fall under the transgender umbrella. The term transsexual refers to people whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex.” (APA 2011).

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I had the feeling that if I posted magnum-dong equipped Futa doujins I’d get in trouble somehow. I wonder if the art history will pass?

“(i.e., atypical combinations of features that usually distinguish male from female).” (APA 2012).

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There are plenty of examples of genderqueer characters in anime

“Cross-dressing is a form of gender expression and is not necessarily tied to erotic activity. Cross-dressing is not indicative of sexual orientation” (APA 2011).

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“The term drag queens generally refers to men who dress as women for entertaining others at bars, clubs, or other events. The term drag kings refer to women who dress as men for entertaining others at bars, clubs, or other events.” (APA 2011).

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Interested in nonconforming anime yet? Start off with Princess Jellyfish!

“Male” and “female” are sex categories, while “masculine” and “feminine” are gender categories.” (WHO).

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Helpful pics to simplify all the jargon. Interestingly enough, the nonconforming view of “Genderbread” ought to explicitly keep in mind the intensity of all of the plot points. Feel free to ask for more details in the comments!

“…gender identity refers to one’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else.” (APA 2011)

“Sexual orientation refers to an individual’s enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person, whereas gender identity refers to one’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else.” (APA 2011)

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My entire life I was always amazed at how beautiful angels are portrayed. As an adult, I’m constantly amazed at how indifferent the Catholic Church has been to the angels being androgynous when they have been on record for criticizing so many cultures for being sinful for breaking what they viewed was right. Then there’s the kicker in Catholic dogma with God being queer too, yet we see Baptists swear up and down that: “God Hates Fags”. If God existed in a WB Baptist image, God would definitely fit into bipolar and have a fucked up case of GID.

Analysis of Traps through Queer Theory.

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“Obvious af”. Nice one.

Amnesia Archive: Androgyny as a Constant Normal

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(Left) Innana/Ishtar; (Right) Gala Priests
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(Left) Hindu pantheon; (Right) Indian hijra — Over 330 million gods exist in this pantheon. It’s statistically unlikely that a good number of them wouldn’t be queer.
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Damn, look at all that Eros from the Greeks (left) and the Romans (right).
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Behold: One of my top 5 4chan posts! Surprisingly accurate since it’s from Craig Williams’s book (good read tbh). You know what they say: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do and man up on traps”. Ironic how it’s anybody but the LGBTQ+ community pushing a “gay agenda”.
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Seems like Japanese aristocrats knew about their own version of Greek Eros ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) — Tale of Genji (written during the Heian Period)
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Yakumo Yurakutei — a rakugo storyteller performing a skit as a geisha in the anime: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
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#cdgoals

“Are Traps Gay?” A Question of Androgynous Power

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Let’s jump right into this, shall we?
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Otaku: summarizing a problematic, goldmine audience.

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A recent anime (Blend-S) that is an example of moe in the digital age: popular due to viral memes and keeps an approval due to the moe aspects of the show and genuine enjoyment people get from its entertainment.
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The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation 1st Edition by Thomas Lamarre (Author)
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“Simply put, it is a general term referring to those who indulge in forms of subculture strongly linked to anime, video games, computers, science fiction, special-effects films, anime figurines, and so on.” (Azuma, Able, Kono 2009).

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Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals by Hiroki Azuma (Author), Jonathan E. Abel (Translator), Shion Kono (Translator)
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We do virtual crossdressing on the daily

Traps Are (not) Transphobic

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Recently posted androgynous pictures to Tinder, can confirm the meme to be true. Also, I support having Hideyoshi public baths (hmu w/ gender neutral legislation, yo)!
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Gotta love that porn logic

“Not only are these “traps” misogynistic, they’re also incredibly transphobic. Anime includes these characters not because they want to break the gender binary, but because they want to get their rocks off.” (Dingle 2017).

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A real head-scratcher at this point

“Notice that none of these characters identifies as trans, agender, gender fluid, demi-female, or even mommy-queer. It’s because the writers aer afraid of trans and queer individuals and their disruption of the toxic gender binary.” (Dingle 2017).

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Send me more translated panels. I will add them to this article for comedic effect. I swear even if it’s 10 years from now.
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“Everyone has fun until somebody gets hurt?” Too cliche. Fuck it. Let’s let some asshat give it a shot… we live in the darkest timeline.
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If only we were talking about Star Wars. This article would have been a postmortem for Admiral Ackbar — the only admiral a ship waifu should care about.

“So basically the word “trap” in theory refers to cross-dressers who are deceiving people by presenting as a different gender, and for that should perhaps be a threat.” (BristleBristle 2017).

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Who died and made you Lord of the Queers?
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The best timeline

Conclusion

References

Reikan is the author of Magical Phenomena light novel series, Vtuber, and an advocate for mental health, queer liberation, anti-fascism, and social ecology

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