EphebOphelia

kmclaude:

“Maybe it’s because I’m a virgin, and so painfully inexperienced and feel a tad juvenile about it. Maybe I watched too many true crime shows in between seeing some heinous crimes unfold on the news as a pubescent child. Maybe it’s because I’m queer and history and literature is full of older males and their adolescent beloveds in a limbo of tolerance – even acceptance – and taboo, and by God it spoke to me as a queer child who was always just barely tolerated due to his morbid fascination with the taboo, or maybe it’s because I’m a trans man and lucky to even be pegged as a teenage boy. Or maybe I’m simply fascinated by taboo, forbidden fruit.”

Warning: Comic contains nudity.

This comic is part of a series of comics titled ‘EphebOphelia’. According to K. M. Claude, the ‘ephebe’ (as in ‘ephebophile’) in ‘EphebOphelia’ is self-referential, which means this comic is trying to justify Claude’s pedophilia by linking it to same-gender relationships and transness.

Before anyone accuses me of not giving him the benefit of the doubt, I’d like to point out that this man has made comics where he calls himself an ‘underage kink-haver’ and longs for ‘a harem of shotas’, has drawn grotesque sexual artwork of children, and confessed to fantasizing about children and teenagers being manipulated for sex.

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“I know you’ve probably heard this a lot (or maybe not) but you shouldn’t really tag pictures of girls with dicks as futanari, or even call them that ‘cos its super offensive and rude to trans girls.. Am I telling you not to? Not really but.. it’s just kinda shitty to do.”

Sniggy: “There’s no real consensus on this in the trans community.”

Claude: “I’m gonna borrow this response if ever again I need it (as I’m not done with, as Mr. Cat calls it, Pomp-chan, and honestly ‘male futa’ is the best descriptor) because it’s true and just that simple.”

Source.

Here’s the thing – ‘futa/futanari’ is a slur. And like all slurs, you don’t call someone that unless they’ve told you they’ve reclaimed it and are okay with that.

Also FYI ‘futa’ is a slur against intersex people too.

“I feel like Claude’s a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to criticism. They don’t want it but they’ll call someone else’s work something that an 8- or 9-year-old can do. And misgender them on top of it.”

Response to this.

Oh yeah, they’re definitely a hypocrite when it comes to criticism. From K. M. Claude’s Twitter:

“My view: If you paid money for it [Claude’s comics], I figure ya got some right to bitch because IDC I got my cut. If you’re reading for free? Have a seat.”

The fact that they misgendered someone in the process just makes it worse.

“He thinks he’s the one being bullied and abused. Ha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!!”

You know what’s really disturbing about this? Every time someone calls out K. M. Claude for their gross kinks, they claim that person is only attacking them because they’re trans. It makes it sound like Claude thinks being a pedophile, a necrophile, or some other kind of gross person is on the same level as being trans.

Looks like Claude’s defending slurs again. Specifically, they made a comic where they say they look like a dyke. People pointed out that it was inappropriate for men to use to that word in reference to themselves.

Highlights:

  • Accused lesbians of making this all about them, even though ‘dyke’ is a slur against lesbians. [x]
  • Accused people of personally attacking them for pointing out that men shouldn’t refer to themselves as dykes. [x]
  • Claimed only cis lesbians have a problem with this. [x]
    • This is transphobic because it’s erasing trans lesbians.
    • To make things worse, K. M. Claude accused everyone who had a problem with this of being a TERF. [x]

“Forcibly impregnated trans teen talk… Good fucking god I wanna vomit.”

Content warnings for misgendering, explicit discussion of rape, forced pregnancy and abortion, mentions of child porn, and pedophilia

Continue reading “Forcibly impregnated trans teen talk… Good fucking god I wanna vomit.”

“They’re at it again with fetishizing intersex people. And this character looks like a baby. ’18 years old’ my ass, they look like they’re seven.”

Content warnings: Anti-intersex, transphobic slurs, explicit artwork of a character who appears to be underage

I agree, that character definitely doesn’t look like an adult. Compare this concept sketch of the character in question with the finished version.

I also noticed the filename for that image on K. M. Claude’s website is dertoddler-sfw-rs.png. According to Claude, this is supposed to be a pun on ‘der Tod’ (German for ‘death’) and Toddlers in Tiaras, a show about little girls who enter beauty pageants. I think it’s safe to assume the character was really intended to be a child, and Claude just added the age disclaimer to avoid getting in trouble.

They also refer to the character as a ‘futa’ in this post. ‘Futanari/futa’ is a slur against intersex people and trans women.

“The fact that you’re comfortable using ‘futa’ after being made aware that it’s a slur against intersex and trans people a.) proves you’re a disgusting, bigoted cockroach and b.) you deserve to fucking rot.”

kmclaude:

Nowhere in its usage in its native language or in English is a slur. When discussing a word, I will use the word as that as the subject for discussion and unlike you I prioritize people over loan words.

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[Gif of Hermione saying, “Fear of a name only increases the fear of the thing itself.”]

Here’s a good explanation taken from your original receipts blog:

”It’s [futanari/futa] considered a slur because it’s almost exclusively used in pornography to objectify [and degrade] people.

  • It’s a slur against intersex people because ‘futanari’ means ‘hermaphrodite’
    in Japanese. ‘Hermaphrodite’ is a slur against intersex people.
  • It’s a slur against trans women and trans-feminine people because people
    often use it to describe trans women/trans-feminine people in a demeaning way.”