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Don't assume my gender by Stigsjouney Don't assume my gender by Stigsjouney
Because I am NOT a girl, even though I may look like one.


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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
Excellent work on the message and (artistic)perspective!~
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Videogeek95 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Whatever you say Ma'am...
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JiffyOwl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't be a dick.
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Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Wow... Exactly one month after my comment... I'm a little impressed...
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JiffyOwl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, apologies for not actually seeing this piece until now, as well as your comment. My mistake. I'll try not to do it again.
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Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
*Hands back apology*... Here you go...

See... I'm a bit of a jerk... When I see a comment, like this one, that's just BEGGING for someone to respond to it...

I take it... The guy who made this was just BEGGING someone to call him a woman so he could get even more pissed than he already was... (He just wanted an excuse to hate life)

What you took the picture as, is him saying, "Oh wah, don't call me a woman, uhhhh." What he was really saying however is "Do it, call me a woman, oh my fucking god PLEASE, I am begging you... I am DIEING to hit something... Give me an excuse dammit."

Which he of course WON'T when he IS called a woman, and will just slump back into his room and become even MORE emo because of it...

Me on the other hand... I'm a very weak man, most guys can easily kick my ass, and yet I will STILL attack them regardless, if I'm provoked...

And by the way... One month is HARDLY very long to respond to a comment... I was just surprised by the exact date...
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JiffyOwl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*tucks apology back into pocket* Welp.
You don't have to though -- why bother purposely provoking people when you know they'll get miffed by it? (ignoring the fact that you said you're a jerk, anyway.  I don't believe that's entirely true. I'm sure you're an alright person despite all that jazz there.)
Ah, but not everyone likes a good argument/fight, though. They more than likely just felt like making some art about something that's close to home for them - they wanted to express themself, not personally provoke you into being a butt towards them.
And "emo".. Oh my gosh. I didn't think anyone still used that word. Not saying anything bad about you or anything, just.. Yikes.
Anyhow, but yes..  Ahh, I see. I wasn't entirely sure, actually. I sort of just assumed the worst and figured it was sarcasm (sorry 'bout that).
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Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
"Why bother purposely provoking people when you know they'll get miffed by it?"

Because he's a pathetic person who just wants to sulk in one small insignificant trait about himself... This guy actually took the time to draw out a plea and warning to anyone who calls him a woman or girlish... Meaning, this guy wasn't going to do anything even IF I said it to his face...

What this guy is doing is the basic equivalent to Whiny Pre-Teen girls who run away and write long and sucky poetry... And we ALL know how little Pre-Teen girls deserve... (Hell I refuse to associate them with actual human beings)...

This guy just bottles things up inside himself and then does this...

I however wear my emotions on my sleeve... I'll easily hit someone if I get pissed enough at them... Hell I'll slug you if you make a god awful pun that only your lame uncle would make...

Oh, this guy gets ridiculed because he looks like a woman or a little bit girlish...

Boo hoo...

I'm a high functioning Autistic who gets constantly grouped with low functioning autistics by all of society... My tongue is under developed, strength wise, because I didn't speak much as a kid, so now I can't say most of syllables properly, or at all when in a certain order... My family has serious stress problems which means I can make myself sick when ever the fuck I want when I seriously don't want too... And I have a serious phobia of bugs which prevents me from being hired for most jobs... Also I have a serious social disorder, and after 18 years (I'm now 20) I am SERIOUSLY lonely and don't fucking know how to get a woman... And to top things off even more... I'm 20 years old, but my body doesn't quite know that yet, so I look and instinctively act like I'm 17 when I'm REALLY not trying to (It's an autistic thing)...

But hey... At least I look like a man... Am I right?

Sorry... But I'm a little unforgiving with Perspective... So whenever I see a comment or something complaining about something insignificant as "Women's Rights" or any bull like that... I instinctively act like a jackass... They want something to bitch about... So I give them something to bitch about... It's not like they'd do anything any how...

And besides... Of course people are still using Emo... I hear the term AT LEAST five times a week... I mean seriously, Your Canadian for god's sake... Your as American as me, you should be hearing the term constantly...
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JiffyOwl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't actually! But I suppose that's mostly because I'm done with school and all - and most the people I'd hang around don't associate themselves with those groups of people anymore. All grown up/matured and all, I suppose; well for the most part anyway.
Ha! Remind me never to make those puns around you then..  I'm absolutely terrible for them - oops.
Ah.. Insignificant.. I won't get into that though - mostly because conflicting opinions and such, that and I don't really like arguments, anyway. I'll keep my opinions to myself for our sakes.
But if you know they won't do anything or say anything about it, why bother then? Wouldn't that just be a waste of time?
I'm not, really - Canada and America have plenty of differences, culture-wise. Or so I hear, anyway.. Never been to America, so I suppose I could never really say for sure.
But anyhow! Your problems and his problems, they don't make the other any less important. No need to be upset by it or anything.
He's a trans-man; the brain is different from the body; the brain is structured how a male's would be/acts as a male's would, while the body is physically female. So it doesn't match! It causes body dysphoria, which is why people are so self-conscious of whether or not they pass/look like the gender they identify with. So that's why he made it! Or why I believe he did, anyway. That's just my interpretation, anyhow. Maybe his is different! Who knows?  (I'm unsure if you knew all that or not, so I figured I might as well say [?]. Sorry for that if you already knew - if you did, just ignore all that rambling and such.)
Ah, sorry for calling you a dick, by the way. I'm normally good with keeping myself in check, but I let it get the best of me and I seem to have reacted rather badly.
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IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Can't be any harm in assuming and being corrected/having to correct. It's like learning to mix your food; nothing's sacrificed and it works out.

Honestly: as a cis guy, the more I learn about transexuality and dysphoria, the more gender as a construct loses meaning to me. But at the same time, I struggle to understand how it absolutely must have meaning to some people. It's weird.

Not that weird is necessarily wrong.

Sometimes I wish I had dysphoria for a while.
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StayGoldJohnnycake Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not to be rude, but as someone who regularly experiences dysphoria - you really dont want it. its horrible and it makes me feel so sad and weird and feels like im not in control of my own body. its not a fun thing to encounter ((plus id like to say that as a CIS male its not really your place to determine how harmful something may be to a nonbinary or trans person. you never have to experience being completely invalidated, ignored, and mocked when it comes to your personal identity.))
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IronNarwhal Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Oh wow. I'm sorry for that comment. I should have expressed my frustration better.

I was frustrated by how hard it was to understand. Like, dysphoria sucks and most people don't get it, but it feels like people with the condition aren't very ready to explain it unless the need to is really clear.

I'm in GSA at my school. We had a lot of discussions/forums, but sometimes I would make a comment that was clearly misinformed (I would sometimes say so explicitly) and nobody would call me out on it. It felt like I wasn't supposed to ask. I might have just made the circle awkward, but I did well to stay respectful.

Seeing this image reminded me of those times. I really wanted to get it, but I didn't feel welcome to ask. So, yeah, frustration.

Also, I'm pan, so I kind of get the awkwardness. Parents are homophobes, you know?
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salmonandcapers Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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YuuuKun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Всем принять сигнал: Мушка 333, циркулярно! Время пошло! Какие ваши действия по этому сигналу?
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akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I NEED THIS T-SHIRT! *.*
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Asrath Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa! This is great!! :D
And yeah, having the wrong body sucks, but so does some parts of the trans community that are pretty confined about 'what is trans and what is not'. I know transguys who are pretty girly, but still feel male. I'm more towards the stereotypical tomboy, but not yet the kind of guy that tried to kill himself, etc. etc. for a short moment I even started to feel pretty OK as a girl, at least so I thought until the sledgehammer hit me right in the face and woke me up from that daydream.
Since I started to think of myself as a guy, I like myself A LOT more. Even though I still don't LOOK like a guy, I can pretend as long as I don't look in the mirror (and my mom doesn't do her 'girl attack' (in other words; she starts calling me 'her girl' every TWO FRIGGIN SECONDS! Maybe it's just to affirm something for herself which she knows is not true, I dunno, but it's SO annoying!))
Anyway, thanks for making this! ^^
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we lived in a world where people asked about gender or sexuality before making assumptions?
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SarxTheJew Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just assume that everyone I meet is a gay transexual atheist who's first language wasn't english because that's pretty much the opposite of what everyone else assumes.
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Itti Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Atheist is the opposite of what everyone else assumes? :o
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SarxTheJew Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, a lot of people alwase assume everyone around them is at least some kind of religion, which is why if someone tells them that they are an atheist they are way more shocked then if you say you are hindu or something.
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Itti Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Where do you live?
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SarxTheJew Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't say everybody, I'm just saying, it's a common theme for (at least people in my area) to assume everyone is of a religion of some kind. This isn't evereay about this.
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Itti Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm confused. I didn't say 'every' either :slow: I just asked where you live. Where I am I'd tend to assume that most people weren't a religion and I'd be a bit surprised if I found out they were. But then, most of the people I interact with are university educated and in the sort of jobs where a degree is a requirement. Not that such people can't be religious as well, but it's hardly a normal cross-section of society.
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SarxTheJew Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just more common in suburban areas, I guess. It's more confined and many of the people aren't really exposed to much. What with the 80% of people who are religious it's just that people tend to assume.
(I live in Illinios, btw. I know, it's no "bible belt" state but still.)
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Nixxtor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Valimaike Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
yeah
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cambiare-magico Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the energy of this picture, the red and the DON'T are very strong, also the perspective is love. Great work, love the crumpled feel of it as well. There is so much motion in it!
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mendekua Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I Love this :iconblshplz:
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Wolvesmaycry Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting this shirt, defiantly! :dummy:
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MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Uhhm, sorry, but 4 billion years of evolution is kind of forcing my hand.

I'm no transphobe, but I'm going to assume people's gender. Gently correcting me is fine and I will very nicely switch pronouns and probably apologize, but I'm going to assume your gender is as it looks.
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Stigsjouney Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand what you mean because it's normal to look at people's apparence and try to determine which gender they are. But I don't pass at all and everyone assume I'm a girl (and I'm too shy to correct people). So sometimes, drawing what I really want to say helps a little bit.
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MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Just saying, you can't blame the world for turning the way it has for a very long time; If you want respect, you have to work for it.

Too shy to correct people? You'll never get respect that way, kiddo. You've got to work for it. That may mean overcoming your shyness.
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Ravenheart1309 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Words to live by...
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HeartFightr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Yes~<3
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DevonTheTransGuy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thank you. I wish more people would go by that rule. I remember meeting my friend. I didn't assume his gender until he told me. I'm glad that I didn't cause he's gender was not right with his body.
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not-an-emo-girl942 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I'm genderqueer and look pretty adrogynous, so people frequently just make assumptions, and even though either one is sort of right, it still bugs me. Hopefully correcting those that make assumptions works out for you though. Afterall, it's probably the next best thing.
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krazy-katana2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I need this on a shirt.
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Stigsjouney Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I should thing about making one ? :p
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krazy-katana2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps. I HAVE been thinking about wearing a sign that basically said the same thing. Go for it.
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Stigsjouney Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can buy it there : [link] :) I changed the design a little bit so it can fit on a tshirt. I'll make a real post about it.
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krazy-katana2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Wow. Awesome.
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sp4depir4te Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I can understand how that would get annoying.
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Arciifer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! Awesome picture by the way. :3
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
you look like a dude.
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Stigsjouney Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying my best to match my inside and my outside :p
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
you are doing it well.
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dadona777 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
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Feartakyuubi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Like this.
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FilthyPazuzu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Succinct! That's all that needs to be said. Well, that SHOULD be all that needs to be said. We do live in an imperfect world.
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Vertigo-Gal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i smell a hideyoshi rant coming on...
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