Chris Colfer at the Celebration Theatre’s Vibrant Voice Awards, April 26, 2014 [x]
Chris Colfer and Will Sherrod at Celebration Theatre’s Vibrant Voice Awards, April 26, 2014 [x]
We had the opportunity to interview Chris Colfer via e-mail.
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a Golden Globe-winning actor. He plays Kurt Hummel on Glee. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.
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Chris Colfer on his favorite dessert δ (via princewarblersteenagedream)
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Glee expects me to believe that upon breaking up with Blaine Anderson, Kurt Hummel’s response is not to enjoy his life in NYC and go hang out with Elliott on a regular basis, flirt with new guys in every club imaginable, find Adam and make amends with him and try to at least become friends with him, and/or cruise NYADA or NYC or Columbia for potential hot guys to hook up with.
NOPE. Despite showing in canon (on multiple occasions) a Kurt that is actually happier AWAY from Blaine… Glee expects me to believe that he’s miserable without the ex who cheated on him, marginalized him, at times physically and sexually assaulted him, treated him as if he’s property, and manipulated and tried to control him at every turn of their relationship. Glee thinks I’m going to accept watching Kurt say, "Yep. That guy right there? The one who makes me cry every other day because he can’t be faithful or even just be happy for me EVER? I definitely can’t live without that in my life.”
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Why is genderbending bad? Or do you just not like it? O.O
it’s pretty bad, friend. here’s why:
- super cissexist/transbigoted in general.
- erasure of trans women and trans men via equating breasts & vaginas to women and flat chests & penises to men, ignoring the fact that trans people, both binary and nonbinary, exist and are not defined by their genitalia.
- erasure of intersex people, as well.
- nonbinary erasure (due to the fact that “genderbending” in and of itself is binarist, and treats male and female as if they are the only two genders and that they are the “opposite genders” from one another, despite the fact that gender is a spectrum and therefore there’s really no “opposite” to any gender).
- generally presents as a toxic ideology that when one’s genitalia changes, so does one’s entire gender identity, completely disregarding the individual’s original identity for the sake of equating genitalia to gender.
things to consider as an alternative to “genderbending”:
- trans headcanons
- trans headcanons
- trans!!! headcanons!!!
Not to mention the fact that the vast majority of ‘genderbend’ stories/artwork, seem to depict men and women in a highly stereotypical way (for example, male characters receiving a vagina and breasts and suddenly also developing an interest in fashion, shopping, wearing dresses and hairstyles traditionally worn by women) thus promoting the idea that women and men must stick to designated hobbies/lifestyles/interests as dictated by their genitalia. Many also link sexual orientation to gender and sex as though these are things that must go hand in hand. (In other words, a heterosexual male who becomes ‘genderbent’ then becomes a heterosexual female, thus allowing them to be shipped with male characters in an apparent heterosexual ship, or gay men becoming lesbians/lesbians becoming gay men, promoting the harmful misinformation that both sex and gender are linked with sexual orientation). Genderbending in the vast majority of cases I’ve seen is offensive, both because it erases trans*, intersex and nonbinary people, and also because it usually plays on extreme stereotypes and all in all, promotes a plethora of extremely bigoted views. (I know some of this is kinda what you said already OP, but I wanted to add my 2 cents to your already great post to make some additional points which I hope you don’t mind.)
Stories about people experiencing changes to their reproductive organs and/or sex chromosomes can be done well, but in my experience this is a very rare thing.
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