The reason I'm asking these from other GCs is because I fear cosplay helps spread the TRA ideology more. And I know if I ask anything related to this in other places, the TRAs might attack me with the usual "this cosplayer is a trans man, of course they would look like a man, because trans men are men!", which can not answer my questions.
Without further ado, I'm going to get to the point if you don't mind. I stumbled upon this very famous malaysian cosplayer named Hakken. She is a woman, but I really, truly, could not tell when I looked at her photos, and in general cosplays, for the first time.
I, a woman, could not tell this is a woman. My immediate reaction was "is this a man or a woman?", as there really seemed to be no facial or body features that could indicate the cosplayer is a woman, nothing. What's worse, she "came out" as "agender", and claimed she is comfortable with being referred to as he, him, she, her, and they, all the pronouns: https://www.facebook.com/HakkenRyouFC/posts/so-theres-an-announcement-that-hakken-is-a-trans-male-and-prefer-to-be-called-he/2129923803818623/
"I identify as agender and it really doesn't matter what people think I am" said Hakken, so she thinks it doesn't matter if someone thinks she is e.g. a "trans man", etc.
There's a woke article written on Hakken, where the authors claim things like "Hakken is a woman, but she's such a perfect man!", and "Hakken's gender is questioned, but whether Hakken is male or female, Hakken is so talented!": https://www.odditycentral.com/news/instagram-heartthrob-is-actually-a-woman-cosplaying-as-popular-male-characters.html
I have done a bit of research on what "agender" means: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/what-is-agender
A person who is agender sees themselves as neither man nor woman, has no gender identity, or no gender to express. This is an example of someone who may also identify as genderqueer or non-binary. Similar terms to agender include genderless, gender neutral, and neutrois.
People whose gender is not male or female use many different terms to describe themselves, with non-binary being one of the most common. Other terms include genderqueer, agender, bigender, and more. None of these terms mean exactly the same thing – but all speak to an experience of gender that is not simply male or female.
(Note: NCTE uses both the adjectives “male” and “female” and the nouns “man” and “woman” to refer to a person’s gender identity.)
And from what I've gathered, though "agender" on the surface might give one the idea that the "agender" has no "gender identity", "agender" actually means viewing oneself as neither a woman, nor a man. It "falls under the nonbinary umbrella", where one believes they are neither a man, nor a woman.
I have a few questions ... Firstly, what's with the cosplayers "coming out" as "agender", "nonbinary", "trans", etc?
And secondly, on the same Hakken I was talking about, can anyone here please explain to me how she gets the facial features, broad shoulders, thick arms, big hands, no boobs, muscular chest, 6 pack abs, etc? In all of these photos for instance, I can see her with various facial features, big hands, thick arms, very broad shoulders, muscular chest, 6 pack abs, etc, and I can not see her boobs at all (it is as if her boobs are completely gone, and have disappeared. Did she remove them via surgery?): https://twitter.com/HakkenRyou/status/1310110364718133254
I could only tell Hakken is a woman when I watched this interview they had with her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zff6852vW2o
Can you please explain how she gets to have such facial and body features? Is it photoshop? Is it surgery? Or is it something else? I felt like she looked the same way she does in the photos in the YouTube video where they interviewed her too, or am I wrong? I can't trust my eyes anymore, so please let me know if she looks differently in the interview. Does she use any tricks? If so, what tricks has she been and is she using to get such facial and body features?
I dmed Hakken on twitter way before to ask how she gets such facial and body features, but she never responded.