It’s been 90 - 100 degrees every day the past week, and I haven’t been binding EVER because. Fuck that shit.
Someone at my work freaked out when I came in off the clock in street clothes and was like ‘BUT I CAN SEE YOUR BREASTS HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO REFER TO YOU WITH THOSE PRONOUNS IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE’
Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me.
TRU FACS: my breasts are ALWAYS there, regardless of my binder, etc. I don’t feel like playing dress-up in hopes of getting called ‘the right thing’ by pandering to people’s preconceived gender notions, especially when it involves wearing fucking LAYERS OF SPANDEX IN THIS HEAT. Amazingly enough I’ve been female this whole time SURPRISE but I still like these sets of pronouns, as previously discussed. My binder doesn’t negate my femaleness, but it DOES seem to give people this sense of validity when speaking to my flat chest. Whatever. Dicks.
How strangers react to me in the summer: I don’t really give a fuck.
People who already know me react to me in the summer: it would be nice to not be asked ‘but why aren’t you trying and endangering your health for us?’
Also: Spaghetti strap tops every day. Booty shorts every other day.
People who get too caught up in presenting as a man are really missing out.
Art’s solution: Change the definition of what presenting as a man means. SPAGHETTI STRAPS FOR ALL, seriously they are so cute and comfy.