unnamed tiktok user: What’s the most, like, chronically online take you’ve ever seen on the internet?
tiktok user @ lunar.calyps: -groans- I have received a comment telling me it was transphobic to be comfortable in my masculine body as a nonbinary person. Like- -shuffling/guttural noise as they shake the camera-. There is so much to unpack with that take, but I'm going to focus on tiktok and tumblr's perception of nonbinary people and how damaging it is to the community. This idea that all nonbinary people, most, like, you know, fuckin' mullet, big eyeliner, fuckin' skinny, white, AFAB. "Do you like frogs? Do you like mushrooms?" Shut the fuck up.
I sometimes feel as if my pronouns are rarely respected, because it's like, if you don't look in my bio, you hear my voice, it's like, "Oh..." It makes me so angry. Tiktok and tumblr basically set themselves up for failure when they created this perfect perception of what a nonbinary person looks like, and god forbid you don't fit into the box. Guess you're not valid!
Me being AMAB does not make me any less nonbinary, and you would think that that's a given, but for some people it's just... you know. "Do you like frogs or mushrooms?" I'll kill you. What the fuck.]