Laverne Cox should play Wonder Woman
Or a woman should play Wonder Woman
Step 1: Log off tumblr
Step 2: Realize…
They made a reality show about mocking women who don’t perform femininity, forcing them to perform femininity, making them cry and calling them ugly etc. a male telling women how to “be women” is misogyny.
””I’m so not interested in telling a woman this is how you have to be to be a woman,” said Cox. “It’s about helping her find her own voice, to be the kind of woman she knows she wants to be. It’s about us helping them to listen to themselves.”
The women who write to VH1 with their style emergencies have no idea that three transgender women will be coming to their rescue. But Poon said all the reactions have been good.” (Source)
She literally said it isn’t about telling women how to be, but giving them confidence and a voice. (Wow, a feminist ideal perhaps?)
The women write to VH1 for help. These women were not forced there to be made over. They asked for it!
Also, Cox is a woman and calling her “they” is just a really garbage thing to do because you aren’t recognizing that she is a woman.
"Clayton said the responses that move her are the ones like a recent e-mail from a woman recovering from a brain tumor. She wrote how much she loved the show and admired the stars’ confidence. After watching an episode, she finally got up the courage to go out in public showing off the scar the tumor had left behind."
I’m throwing that in there also just because it’s a fucking nice thing that this show did.
Personally I’m not a fan of makeover shows, but at least it’s better than What Not to Wear because at least the women in TRANSform Me are doing this of their own volition and not being made to do it by their friends and family.
There is nothing empowering about dressing like a drag queen and praising the institution of femininity