How to genderbend properly:
- Change the gender of the character in question.
- That’s it.
All genderbend images I can recall seeing on tumblr are more about changing presentation or secondary sex characteristics (breasts, beard) than about changing gender.
Sure, the character now presents as the socially normative version of that gender, but they’re also reinforcing the male-female binary, which doesn’t exist.
Important things to keep in mind while genderbending:
- Presentation does not define gender.
- Gender does not define presentation.
- Nonbinary people exist.
Have a good day!