As you might know, my comic’s protagonist is fairly androgynous—Professor Birch asks “are you a boy or a girl?” because he literally can’t tell. (He then labels Robin a ‘borl’ and moves on without ever getting a real answer.) Unfortunately, Robin’s ambiguous appearance has caused a lot of ignorant, bigoted attitudes to come crawling out of the woodwork. Please be warned that from now on, I will call you out if I find you leaving cissexist or transphobic comments or jokes on my comic. This really isn’t a big deal… I’m not going to start publicly shaming anyone, I will just start pointing out any problematic comments that pop up instead of letting them ‘slide’. Luckily, there’s less of a problem with it here on Tumblr than on, say, deviantArt, but I thought I’d still let you know.
Basically, if your joke boils down to, “having a nonstandard/hard-to-determine gender is so abnormal and freaky, haha!” then I will call you on it. If your joke hinges on making fun of gender pronouns or using ‘it’ jokingly, then I will call you on it. If you talk about what gender a person ‘obviously is’ or ‘should’ be because [X reason], then I will call you on it. If you ask me to describe my characters’ genitals, I will ask you to describe your genitals.
Who takes sunglasses off like that?
Obviously David Bowie does.
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
Or if you’d like to have some more options….
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.
It got better, this is why I love tumblr!