“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 ispart 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.
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.”
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.
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]
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 aboutlittle girlswho 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.
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.