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    Red face Traps & Reverse Traps

    Traps and Reverse Traps, my favorite type of character from an anime/manga
    There are so many yet I know so little.

    Please share with me traps and reverse traps!
    Miaaam...

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    Irony
    ˈʌɪrəni/
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    Tumblr getting their knickers in a twist over a jokey 4chan slang term which is used in an almost entirely positive light by those who use it, and is probably the best hope of stealthily spreading genuine social acceptance for said culture into popular culture.

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    Eh. I don't know if reducing a people who are struggling to get mainstream acceptance into sexual objects is really a positive light though. At worst it's playing into those stereotypes the thing I mentioned mentions, and at best, then, what? It's presenting the identity that transpeople struggle with and face violence and death with into an object of sexual fantasy?

    Transpeople want to be accepted as people, not as sexual fantasies.

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    Well now I feel like shit... ._. I didn't mean to offend them.
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    You shouldn't have to feel like shit. Ignorance is the default position. Now you know how people feel, and now you can choose, from an informed standpoint, how to act. AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE

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    I guess at the end of the day, I agree with everything that Tumblr aspires to, I just can't stand the way that they go about it.

    Creating something that shows women/transgendered/homosexual/people of a different race in a competent, three dimensional way is a great way of spreading a positive image.

    Trying to manipulate and socially pressure complete strangers into changing their works to better suit your tastes, ramming your ideals down their throat, is only going to destroy the integrity of their work in the process, and create a massive backlash drama if they refuse.
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    Fantasy, sexual or otherwise, is fine so long as you understand that reality is usually different. You can like anime traps and also respect trans folks as people for the same reason that you can watch straight porn and also respect women.

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    Except the problem we are talking about is the term 'trap' not an attraction to androgyny or cross-dressing. Imagine if someone had an attraction to black women. Now imagine if that person described this attraction as 'I like jungle bunnies.' See the problem? We can discuss issues about sexualization and crap till the cows come home, and that's not really a discussion I'm interested in. But the issue here, which I was trying to raise awareness of, is the term 'trap' and how that's kind of problematic as fuck.

    The term 'trap' is dehumanizing and reinforces the sort of stereotypes about transpeople and transvestites that leads to real world oppression and violence.

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    I can live with that. I just wanted to clarify that liking that type of character wasn't wrong.

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