Take Note: This is What Re-appropriation of Transgender Identities Looks Like
See this picture? The one below?
Feeling warm about Christy Turlingon’s cover photo? Stop it.
This is what it looks like when presumptive hetero-normativity decides to re-appropriate transgender identities to commute phony ideas of “edginess” in order to sell you crap.
A cis gendered woman performs masculinity with great care.
She does not dare grow actual facial hair; they must be delicately drawn in — comical and fake. Eyebrows appropriately plucked, sculpted. Brows arched into a “scowl”-like expression without actually using any facial muscles to scrunch anything — that would be aggressive and un-pretty. While no long tresses are seen, we know that long tresses exist in a bun, under the hat. Shirt collars are properly small and befitting a lady. Hat could easily be worn with a summer dress if need be. Blush? Check.
Christy Turlingon is not turning the tables, as much as she is sitting primly by it and holding it firmly in place.