Femboys are gracing us with their dazzling skirts, flowing dresses, xinh đẹp tops, and nail polish. We take a look at the history & influence of TikTok’s sweedemo trover.

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If you haven’t downloaded TikTok yet, you may be unaware of the emerging community of Femboys sweeping the platform. A popular term for cisgender or non-binary users breaking traditional norms of masculinity, Femboys are bringing a non-conformist, self-confident attitude lớn the surface và people are loving it.

However, the roots of this trover run a lot deeper than the average TikToker may be aware of.

Illustration: Vanessa Purpura

History of the femboy

Before we jump inkhổng lồ the viral vids, it’s worth looking at where the term began. In the late ’90s, ‘femboy’ was a word used to belittle men who didn’t fit into lớn traditional standards of masculinity. In the 21st century, however, the term has been reclaimed as a positive means of self-identification. Beginning on the ever-grinding cogs of Reddit và ending up on TikTok, a community using the term to lớn subvert the norms of gender have sầu quickly grown into a viral sensation.

The hashtag #femboyfriday has over 250 million views on TikTok and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

thatsusboihappy ##femboyfriday :) ##foryou ##alternative text ##fashion ##femboy ##ootd♬ Cochise ㅤ Hatchbaông xã – yeah

TikTok user
thatsusboi has been largely credited with bringing the femboy khổng lồ the attention of TikTok’s 800 million users.

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Seth’s gender-bending style was an overnight success, with his killer videos racking up over a million views. In an interview with VICE, the seventeen-year-old stated, “the term gave me a community.”

Meanwhile, in the music world…

While femboys continued lớn populate online spaces, redefining masculinity khổng lồ great avail, one particular celebrity was making very similar waves. His name? Harry fucking Styles. And it must be said, combating toxic-masculinity had never looked quite this good.

Photo: Samuel Bradley/The Guardian

In between dropping stunning music videos such as Treat People With Kindness, Harry has been posing for the likes of Vogue Magazine, advocating for không tính tiền self-expression và upsetting squares in the process.

In discussion with the magazine, the former 1D singer gave some intriguing insight inlớn his new style: “I think with music it’s so important khổng lồ evolve sầu – và that extends lớn clothes và videos & all that stuff. That’s why you look baông chồng at David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust, or the Beatles are their different eras – that fearlessness is super inspiring.”

As he mentions, Harry isn’t the first celebrity khổng lồ rep the femboy name either; think Jaden Smith, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, to lớn name a few.

Photo: Tyler Mitchel/Vogue

Femboy criticism

Unfortunately, freedom of gender expression is still looked down on by many small-minded people in society. This outdated rhetoric prevents many people from feeling safe to live as themselves, something which TikTok user Jaydden discussed to VICE. “Over time, my videos reached the wrong side of TikTok, & I received thousands of hateful và homophobic comments,” Jaydden explained.

“It made me feel horrible for just being me and expressing myself. To minimise the sort of bigotry Jaydden experienced, the best thing we can vày is điện thoại tư vấn out unwarranted behaviour. As Young Thug says: “When it comes khổng lồ swag, there’s no gender involved.”

Our 10 Favourite TikTok Femboys

To show our tư vấn for the movement, we’ve sầu scoured TikTok for some, especially memorable Femboys. Below are some of the more popular users:


Chechồng out their vids và TikTok accounts below!

#10 –
johnsupnik (John Supnik) 

johnsupnikpt. 2 ##femboys ##femboyfriday ##fyp ##foryou ##nyc ##LookalikeEdit♬ original sound – brooke ;)

Likeable personality, great style, fun cinematography. No complaints here for femboy no. 10.

#9 –
ricardomfv (Ricard0)

ricardomfvAl menos los he usabởi vì para fotos en IG