Trans-gendered Unicorns

PBF Comics Unicorn Sketch

Cartoon via www.pbfcomics.com

Pink Unicorns

I came across this little sketch on Twitter earlier.

Having been reading up on unicorns and their symbolism for some time now I had gotten lost in the old beliefs about this creature. For centuries the unicorn has been held up as a figure of masculinity.Ancient Greek writers like Ctesias described them as ferocious beasts that would impale a man upon their horn as soon as look at him.

Having gotten lost in these old texts I had forgotten just how effeminate unicorns are imagined to be today. That is until I came across this sketch. Over the course of the last two thousand years the unicorn has been transgendered – their bodies are no longer white, their heads are no longer red and their horns are no longer black. Today’s unicorns are pink. They are feminine not masculine.

Androgynous Unicorns

I had been producing images of unicorns that I considered to be androgynous. As you can see on the homepage of this site my creatures bear women’s breasts, vaginas and the horn on their crown – a phallic representation of the penis.

Perhaps I have simply been producing images of women. Maybe I should colour my unicorns in pink?