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This seems to be a thing. I wrote about it a bit here but very interested to hear other women's experiences, observations, and analysis of what's going on here.

This seems to be a thing. [I wrote about it a bit here](https://elizamondegreen.substack.com/p/leaving-your-husband-to-find-your) but very interested to hear other women's experiences, observations, and analysis of what's going on here.

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[–] BlackCirce 🔮🐖🐖🐖 6 points

Could be midlife crisis with a side of empty nest syndrome. Realizing your life is half over, your youthful beauty is spent, nobody cares what you say anymore, your kids are off doing exciting things, your husband is more interested in his phone than you, you never became all those things you thought you’d become.

Maybe it’s the realization that the progressive movement has little use for middle aged white women and transing helps them stay relevant and have a place in the movement.

Maybe there’s something to the story that’s not being told about porn, fetishes, sexual abuse / rape.

Whatever the cause, this trend signals the end of trans as a solution for the mental problems of teenage girls and maybe boys too.

But OP's article features two women, one who was 27 and the 41 at the time they went tranz. Moreover, she said she's observed this phenomenon in

Heterosexually-partnered woman between the ages 35-40ish

Almost always white

Self-identified progressive but basically a normie until Trump got elected in 2016 or until May 2020 if a little slow on the uptake

The 35-40 age bracket seems a bit young in my view for "progressive" white women to be going through empty-nest syndrome. Lots of white women in that demographic don't have children until they're in their 30s.

Also, are we even sure all the white heterosexual women doing this have children? It's not clear to me from the links to reddit threads that OP gives in her article.