Its so hard not to comment on overly religious/homophobic statuses, I can’t help but give in now and then…
How to genderbend properly:
- Change the gender of the character in question.
- That’s it.
All genderbend images I can recall seeing on tumblr are more about changing presentation or secondary sex characteristics (breasts, beard) than about changing gender.
Sure, the character now presents as the socially normative version of that gender, but they’re also reinforcing the male-female binary, which doesn’t exist.
Important things to keep in mind while genderbending:
- Presentation does not define gender.
- Gender does not define presentation.
- Nonbinary people exist.
Have a good day!
Genderbend is just term to refer to switching the biological sex of a character to a more stereotypical version of the other biological sex. The term is used since, gender issues weren’t as big of a deal when it was made, gender and sex were not differentiated commonly, and gender-bender just has a catchy name.
I like seeing fan art of my favorite characters being genderbent, not because I want to see my favorite male characters with boobs, just because the art is very cool, impressive, and creative, just like all forms of fan art. Fan art isn’t genderqueer…phobic…? (I don’t know if thats the right word…) People just want to make reimaginings of their favorite characters.
I CANT BREATHE