Symbolism

posted March 9th, 2016, 2:01 am


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March 9th, 2016, 6:03 am

Stephanie (Guest)

changes

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A lot of people don't realize that the naughty bits become inoperative pretty quickly. Partially, that ignorance is fueled by the porn industry where most of the transgirls are apparently fully functional.

Frankly, I was happy with the change. I hated being constantly reminded of their function and having them relegated to being nothing more than donor tissue for a future surgical correction is more than fine with me.

(btw: in panel 5, bubble 2: "father" should probably be "further", and "smbol" should be "symbol". Sorry for nitpicking)

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March 9th, 2016, 10:04 am

Nick (Guest)

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I always feel a little sad, and slightly angry, when people act like you have to give birth to children to be a parent. Adoption is a thing, and there's nothing that says a parent can't raise an adopted child just as well as they could have raised one of their own. My mother was adopted, but it only would have ever mattered if they needed a biological organ donor or something.
My fiance' and I have talked about it, and already agreed that we would adopt if it turns out either of us can't have kids. And I'll be damned if I let anyone tell me an adopted kid isn't "mine".

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March 9th, 2016, 7:42 pm

User404 (Guest)

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She is talking about being able to birth children and that is the "one great symbol of what makes a woman"....? Seriously? Childbirth is the pinnacle of womanhood? Bullshit. Women who do not have, cannot have, or do not want children are just as much of the "pinnacle" of women as any others. Before you start forcing this pro-birth bullshit on us, step back and think for a second.

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March 9th, 2016, 8:07 pm

GreenKrog

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@User404: I can only hope you were directing that at Annie's inner thoughts and not at me, the author. If you don't recall, Lexi was adopted - I have made it pretty clear at this point, I believe, that being able to give birth does not a mother, or woman, make.

Further, if this is aimed at me, you are missing the mark on why I write this comic at all. It is to express all of the horrible things that go through the minds of some trans people and the things they have to deal with to be 'real'. Annie is still figuring out what makes a real woman, so we get to watch how she reconciles it.

So again, I sincerely hope that was angled at Annie and not at the author.

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April 14th, 2016, 8:52 pm

Lex-Kat (Guest)

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@User404: While I respect that not all women can, or even necessarily want to, have children. But I would give everything and near-anything to bear a child myself.

Yes, adoption is a viable option, if the state or country where you live allows trans-people to adopt. But I believe there are still states that won't allow gay couples, or even single men, adopt.

And for me, while I would try to adopt if and when I am ready for it, it will never be the same as giving birth to something that grew inside your womb for nine months.

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March 10th, 2016, 1:56 am

Becky (Guest)

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@User404: "Before you start forcing this pro-birth bullshit on us, step back and think for a second."

I think you have completely missed the point of Wildflowers. This is what Annie believes (or more likely has been indoctrinated to believe is a pinnacle of womanhood and right now at this point in her life.

Wildflowers is about Annie's journey and this is one in a very long line of lessons and trials Annie (and many others) go through to come to terms with themselves and find happiness.

I'm pretty sure even by the next few panels she will realise it's "bullshit" too and another step in her journey will have been taken.

Bex
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March 10th, 2016, 9:03 am

CuteDress&TwinPonytails

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Annie is, indeed, entitled to her own thoughts, feelings, and concerns, even if they do or do not match the viewpoints of her creator and author, or that of the readers and fans of Wildflowers.

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June 11th, 2017, 3:20 am

sunspark

fathering children

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I am rather amazed that no one (especially Wendy, but I was also including the comments) seems to have noticed the MASSIVE slip Annie made in panel 4, in which she says, "I had a choice. Being able to father children or have everything else I need to be a real person." FATHER children. Seriously? No one at all picked up on that?

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June 11th, 2017, 7:46 pm

GreenKrog

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@sunspark: Because unless anyone is looking for it or has reason to look for it, why would they take notice? Flint and P say things like that all the time. A trap that many trans people fall in to is believing that everyone can see the things they can, and a measure of paranoia is always fended against.

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June 12th, 2017, 12:42 am

sunspark

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Flint is a guy and P. might as well be, the way she refers to herself. But Annie is all girl, and no girl would ever say "fathering" as a verb referring to herself creating a child. Wendy, who has been suspicious already that secrets are being kept, would definitely pick up on this. But I don't think this is one of those trans only things: I think pretty much anyone would call her on it.

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