Omgggg do you ever know what misgendering is? Like, ugh, nobody is assigning random gender identities to Harry? Why do you think we are assigning random gender identities to Harry? Did I call him a “she/they/xe” in your last ask? Did I? Am I doing it now?
Also I am not talking about the yellow nail polish (which still) but the red nail polish remaining he had on his finger more than once (and also at louis softly telling him in a suggesting tone that he had never seen him in a dress, hm?). Look at the bigger picture, anon dear, look at the bigger picture. Don’t come at me with all your cis-insecurity defending Harry from himself. Do you think Harry is someone who is bothered by speculation on his gender identity? Really?
He is not like you and me. I can talk about myself to some people near me without fear of being judged, I can crossdress and people wouldn’t spare me a second glance because I’m a Mx Nobody in their life. Harry is a world-known popstar. If we are going with the route “he is cis because he didn’t explicitly tell us otherwise” we are also going with the route “he is straight because he didn’t explicitly tell us otherwise”. Which, seriously, you should reconsider what you think.
Also, I kindly suggest you to look up this, because there are so many gender identities apart from “man” and “woman”. I don’t think he identifies as a woman either, for what is worth. But then again, I don’t identify as a man.
I get really annoyed when people pretend that we are living in a completely free, non-oppressive society in which people would just state their gender identity or sexual orientation with no problem. Seriously what world do you live in anon? There is tremendous discrimination and hate against people who break gender norms, especially men who act ‘feminine’. There is tremendous discrimination against trans people and non-binary people. We do not live in a utopian world where everyone is free to openly act how (and be who) they wish.
Speaking as a queer person, it makes me incredibly happy when people acknowledge (and present it as something normal and okay) the existence of queer sexualities by asking things like “do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend?” or the more inclusive (of non-binary or genderqueer people) “do you have a partner/significant other/are you seeing/dating anyone?” etc.
However Harry identifies I admire him a lot for visibly playing with gender and challenging gender norms. I imagine it has helped a lot of nonbinary/genderqueer fans feel more visible and welcome. And I imagine if Harry identifies as something other than cisgender our acknowledgement and acceptance (or celebration!) helps him also.
The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes. […] You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something.