In Which Margaret is Transgender & Mordecai isn’t Gay
My boyfriend’s intolerance towards people he is not educated about sparked this paper. I am hoping to educate him & anyone else who reads it. You can bitch at me of you like, but I’ll ignore you. Just please read this & think about what I have to say. I am not asking anyone to think like me, just trying to get information out there. I love these sort of birds, so I felt compelled to write this for my adoration of them as well. I realized this afternoon that this is my 2nd transgender-related blog I’ve written in 1 week. Now, let’s begin.
Whether it was done intently or by accident because the creators of Regular Show didn’t do research on cardinals, it appears that Margaret is a transgender cartoon character. She is red & black colored & males of these birds are those colors while females are light brown/orange black & spots of red. I have provided a photo below as example.
Aren’t they sweet? Judging by her bust, Margaret is a post-op transgender woman. This means that she has had breast implant surgery to make herself appear more feminine. This is common among transgender ladies who find themselves wanting more than to style their hair & wardrobe differently to help themselves feel comfortable. It is in fact rare for these people to get surgery to have their penis removed or altered into a vagina. I am not very educated on that matter & we won’t go into it as to not make any readers feel uncomfortable. I doubt that Margaret’s gender identity will ever be touched upon in the show & don’t mind that because I am not a fan of the series. Mordecai dating her does not make him gay. Anyone that says that clearly can’t hear themselves talking & realize that there is no logic in what they are saying. If Mordecai was gay, he wouldn’t date Margaret because she is a woman. He would date another man. Him dating her shows that he respects her life choices & loves her for who she is. Mordecai is a blue jay bird. These birds, in the real world, live in the same areas as Cardinals. My home is in Indiana & we have lots of them here. They, cardinals, are actually our state bird! Blue Jays are more shy than Cardinals, but these 2 birds live together. Why am I telling you this? It’s to point out that Mordecai would know immediately upon meeting Margaret, just by looking at the color of her feathers, that she was born male. He chose to be her friend anyway & that, like I said before, does not make him gay. It shows that Mordecai was brought up by his parents to be kind to others & accept them as they are. Now I can hear you saying 'But what about the pool party episode where we meet Margaret's family?”
I don’t really have an answer for that one. I think it proves & confirms that the creators/artists of Regular Show didn’t do their research on the Cardinal birds. So in conclusion:
Was Margaret intended to be transgender? No. I do not think so.
Is Mordecai gay for dating Margaret? No. He is attracted to her because she is feminine & respects her life choices to be who she wants to be.
Remember, it’s just a cartoon! No need to get worked up over it. In the end, it doesn’t really matter.