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The comment you made about boys run the riot on the list of manga with trans themes, I 100% agree with you. I wonder if the creator of the list is trans, because it feels like something someone would say from a place of ignorance or misunderstanding.
hi, im transmasc myself and while i don't have dysphoria in my eyes i definitely have dysphoria and see why this could upset you, however boys run the riot is one of the best portrayals of a transmasc teenager ive seen in fiction, especially in a manga. the author is also transmasc and it was his choice to draw ryo with longer eyelashes, and perhaps more feminine eyes. this doesn't make ryo any less of a man. most transgender people aren't born with faces that compliment the gender they identify with; it's just another part of being transgender. ryo is drawn like this as a way of representation. perhaps the author himself felt he had more of a feminine face and wanted to show that in his book so other transmasc boys feel that they are not alone. that is most likely the reason, but it doesn't really matter why he chose to present ryo with "feminine" eyes - it still serves as a way of realistic representation. despite everything, it would be very upsetting for this book to be removed from this list. transgender people deserve to have media in which they are represented in well and correctly. we deserve to have realistic media showing transgender people and their lives, so we know that we aren't alone, to have something to relate to, to feel safe and etc. thus, despite how this book makes you uncomfortable this book should not be removed from the list. I am very sorry that you cannot enjoy this book and i completely undrstand why it makes you upset, but not everyone will feel this way, and a lot of people will really enjoy this book. overall, it doesn't harm the trans community, it in fact benefits many people in this community and so, while it might not be for everyone, it doesn't deserve to be ignored as a book about being transgender. i hope this helps you understand my opinion, if you have any questions i will answer them gladly.
while i understand what ur saying, i think that it's actually really good representation. I'm a trans man, and while i'll admit its not perfect, the writer is literally trans. he was clearly not drawn that way with malicious intent. also, this isn't even a list of good trans rep, it's just trans rep. in some of the descriptions, it literally says how terrible thay are
Hello, thank you for your comment!
I was under the impression that eye size and eyelash length were non-sexed characteristics outside of cartoons. I thought his eyes were drawn that way for the same reason that anthropomorphic creatures often have similar eyes: as a way for the artists to say "this one's a 'girl'." Not only is this a ridiculous practice, but Ryou is (obviously) not a girl, so the note I left was intended as a passive-aggressive criticism of the design choice.
I still have doubts about eye size and eyelash length being sexed characteristics, but hey, I could be wrong! I'm no expert. If true, it would explain why all the cartoons have chosen eyes as the sexed characteristic. Maybe I'm just a fool who's never noticed this. I'll remove the line regardless. I'm sorry for any discomfort it caused you. If it helps at all, I've known a few long-eyelashed men who have all been cis, and I've never given it a second thought.
I hoped you found my list enjoyable and/or helpful otherwise. All the best to you.