Lol, the "yaoi crush" tag is such a cope-out. People desperately wanting Satsuki to be woke.
Satsuki is in love with what he can't help but see as a girl. And that's what is gnawing at him. "Yaoi crush" isn't where he's at I think.
my dude got a crush on a dude, friend. don't overthink it
I'm not overthinking it: he said it himself in the previous chapter. He sees Rika as a girl and has a crush on "her". Period.
Nothing yaoi here.
The translator made Satsuki refer to Rika as "he/him" (which is how Rika identifies and it's fine in itself), but Satsuki in the story doesn't actually readily identifies Rika as "he/him" and that's the crux of the drama. And that drama is muddled by the translation.
While I agree for the most part, the thing about pronouns doesn't have to be the case. Satsuki can be attracted to what Rika hates about himself without implicitly misgendering him. Pinterest showed me a picture of pre-transition Elliot Page today for some reason and I thought "damn, he used to be hot." I didn't misgender him but it would still be awful to tell him that if I somehow had the opportunity to do so.
What are they talking about when they talk about generations? Because it doesn't sound like it means the same thing as I, a North American talks about, when I talk about generations.
Generations in a familial sense not a sociological one. So if some person is the youngest generation, then all their siblings are also the youngest, their parents are the previous generstion, grandparents are 2 generations back, etc.
My hypotheses are:
1) Yuzu didn't want to be interrupted
2) Yuzu didn't want to share Minami during the holidays
3) Yuzu is disappointed that Minami said "it's not what it looks like" (unprobable, because fist closed is more anger than disappointment)
Manga transwomen are always beautiful. No adam apple, no large shoulders or hands, no square jaw. Always pass flawlessly.
IRL many transwomen are beautiful. And some might not be. What's your point?
Just that. Manga almost always presents idealized transwomen and in this way minimizes the hardships they may endure because their body and appearance doesn't match their inner femininity. It makes it look like "passing" is just that easy.
It's always good to have representation and while, as you said, many transwomen are beautiful, for most of them I think it takes a lot of effort and frustration. The image of what's a "beautiful woman" in our societies has reached such impossible standards that even cis women [...]
PSA: it's "trans women" not "transwomen", y'all. Makes zero sense gramatically and it's a little uncomfortable to see if one is familiar with terf language. You wouldn't say "tallwoman" because tall is an adjective, not a prefix. Trans is an adjective referring to being transgender, trans- is a prefix : transport, transalpine, transgender. Idk what a "transwoman" would be, some sort of superhuman, I guess.
I'm starting to appreciate mangas where in each chapter the author reminds us of the names of the characters in it. Because I really forgot how the other two were named. I'll blame myself since I'm horrible with remembering names, but still, I wish this had it somewhere at the start.
I just read the chapter like 30 minutes ago and you couldn't get me to name any of the characters. The only one I recall is Aizawa, 'cause she's right there in the title. I mentally substitute characters' names for shapes or colors
Edit: I had a lot more written here but it seems dynasty yeets everything past an emoji should you use one
my longest, exasperate sigh ever.... why can't these ever be about trans women? Not well oops ive magically become a woman and now that my bodies physically like this I guess it'd be wrong to not be a woman! Transition back?? Nonsense!!
god, it always winds up so cisnormative.
Eh, let 'em have it. It honestly seems like a fantasy in the same vein as "oh no, I was forced to wear a dress" or "woe is me, mistaken for a woman and have to play along". It doesn't just wind up cisnormitive it IS cisnormitive - always magic or something improbable because that's more relatable for the author than being trans. The point is to find something that forces the character into a different gender instead of them making a conscious decision, self-determining one's gender identity is a foreign concept to most people.
I didn't figure out I was trans from realistic portrayals of being trans but from silly stories and what-ifs, I don't enjoy them in the slightest now, but a few years ago they were helpful to me.
None of this is to imply anything about the author, just saying it's not such a bad thing, despite obviously lacking any understanding of gender beyond socially ubiquitous norms.