[TRIGGER WARNING FOR CISSEXISM]
They reblogged this picture and added a caption that said “this is a safe space for both sexes and all body types.”
Shortly afterward, they received an anonymous message:
It says “Before anyone gives you shit, you should probably change it to “all genders” instead of “both sexes.” Love this blog <3.”
To which FYBC replied: “Except that both sexes covers it. Thanks for following.”
When further questioned about their cissexism:
They were asked ““both sexes covers it.” So you don’t accept transsexual or intersex bodies or anything in between? Huh.”
FYBC replied: “As I have explained already to one person.
Sex and gender are not the same thing. Sex is biological, gender is social (predominantly). And intersexuality is not only so rare that it becomes insignificant for science purposes, but intersex people present female. Therefore, both sexes. Don’t get so worked up over something so insignificant, it’s the internet, man.”
Then, FYBC made another mistake. They’re on a roll, so why not, right?
They admitted that their blog is not meant to be intersectional, that they shouldn’t accept criticism because it’s technically a “personal blog” even though her personal blog is actually this one, she also calls people who don’t fit in the gender and sex binaries “abnormal” and follows up by saying that she’s willing to help anyone, even if they’re a “muppet,” which is clearly another way in which she is shaming and dehumanizing people who don’t fit in normative gender and sex binaries.
TL;DR The blog fuckyeahbodyconfidence and tumblr user ohh-elle are not safe spaces for trans* and intersex people.
I’ve never liked their blog because they don’t seem to be a safe space for fat people and they’re okay with promoting weight loss “progress” posts. They also have a really gross link to another tumblr on their sidebar for a blog called “gentlemen prefer curves” - as if anyone should give a fuck what men prefer when this blog is supposedly trying to instill confidence in people of all body types. These are just a few reasons to add them to a list of shitty blogs.
Signal boost, spread the word, protect yourselves.