DefeatedIf I’ve seen it once (in a TG caption), I’ve seen it a thousand times (in TG fiction): some thoughtless oaf (of a man) mouths off to a woman (with hidden powers of some sort) and gets his comeuppance. The comeuppance varies: maybe he’s magically transformed into a beautiful woman (which would be a bad thing how?), maybe he’s turned into a woman and forced into some humiliating circumstance (e.g. prostitution, or a bad marriage), or maybe he’s just forced into womanly guise and obliged to walk across town or some equally lame task. But the oddities in this are twofold. First, we (the authors of TG fiction) are always punishing some hapless male (who doesn’t share our particular obsession) by giving him precisely what we want (more or less) for ourselves—doesn’t that strike you as rather perverse? If being a woman is such a wonderful thing (and it is), then why do we so often use it as punishment? (Dat is just weird…) Second, it seems strange to me how negative we are about the male gender, in that we often portray men as jerks who richly deserve punishment of some sort. But besides the obvious Trumps out there, most guys really aren’t that bad. This is a stereotype, and the fact that we often use it reflects badly on us. That said… here’s my latest caption where I do exactly the things I just railed against. But let’s not be too hard on ourselves; everyone’s a hypocrite (now and then), nobody’s perfect (except some women), and I’ll try to be a good girl next time. So go ahead and enjoy this caption, and then go write something better. 🙂

Fans with good memories might recognize that I used this picture once before, in a 2015 caption called “Knight of the Realm“. It had about the same theme, which is kind of mandated by the body language in the pic. Another cap in a similar vein is “Break My Spirit” from the same year.


2 thoughts on “Defeated

  1. I dare to make a small comment.

    I think he’s right, in many amusing captions, punishing the rough and mean man condemning him to be a woman as a punishment, makes you wonder, but if being a woman is a blessing!
    I suppose it has to do with the social reality that continues to hold women in the background and in many cases, they are directly discriminated against because they are women.
    And it also seems to me true, that not so many boys, will be bad, but would also speak very badly of the girls who want them.

    I would like to take this opportunity to say that normally, I dare not comment on their work but the truth is that I love them, they are simply very interesting, motivating, intelligent, suggestive … but I do not want to bother with my clumsy comments.

    I just want to thank you for your generosity for sharing your contributions.

    Please, I hope and I wish not to disturb you with my comment, it is of admiration and thanks.

    Receive my grateful greeting.

    • Hello, and thank you for your really-not-all-that-small comment! 🙂
      I find myself in full agreement with what you had to say, echoing as it does my own comments on the subject.
      Thank you as well for all your re-posting over the last few years. I’m very glad you enjoy my work.

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