A2A by Emlyn Shen.
Now, I am cis. Emlyn is trans.
Inspired by this tweet,
— jordan (@redazarath) May 2, 2017
—I asked a trans friend of mine. I would have asked Emlyn herself, but she A2A’d me, so that hardly seems fair.
You’ve reflected on femininity; you’d have a much better informed answer than me. Who do you think the most feminine woman out there is?
well in all honesty I don’t think there’s an answer. femininty not being simple, I guess there are many different ways to possess it
so I could name some feminine ppl, but ~most feminine for me doesnt have a meaning
Now, you see the pic of Aristotle on the left? I’m that guy when it comes to music; which is why “What’s your favourite piece of music” is a question I find meaningless.
See that pic of the ginger two–year-old on the right? I’m that guy when it comes to gender. Which is why I asked Janna “Who do you think the most feminine woman out there is?”
Janna, OTOH, is that Aristotle guy when it comes to gender. (Only she’s a chick.) Which is why she handled the question the way I’d handle a similar question about music.
So, as a ginger two–year-old when it comes to gender, I could pick, oh, I dunno, some archetype like Marilyn Monroe or Ophelia or Jessica Rabbit. But given what femininity is actually about—a performed identity, an identity learned and that can be reflected on, I’m picking Janna.
After all, how many cis women do you know that wear stockings?