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I'm not in a super-woke environment and plenty of people around me pretty much only know that trans people exist, but they're extremely uncommon.

A friend ran into the "list of genders" page on Wikipedia and screenshot it to me with a bunch of comments expressing confusion about gender and sexuality ("why is trans-x listed 3 times on this page?" and "why is demisexual a sexuality?")

I'm not publicly TERFy but I guess she just wanted to share the absurdity of it with me. She said something along the lines of "isn't sexuality just you like men, women, both, or neither? Why are there 30 of them here?"

Just felt nice to laugh about it together and realize this is probably just how most people think.

I'm not in a super-woke environment and plenty of people around me pretty much only know that trans people exist, but they're extremely uncommon. A friend ran into the ["list of genders" page on Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gender_identities) and screenshot it to me with a bunch of comments expressing confusion about gender and sexuality ("why is trans-x listed 3 times on this page?" and "why is demisexual a sexuality?") I'm not publicly TERFy but I guess she just wanted to share the absurdity of it with me. She said something along the lines of "isn't sexuality just you like men, women, both, or neither? Why are there 30 of them here?" Just felt nice to laugh about it together and realize this is probably just how most people think.

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[–] real_feminist 34 points Edited

Most people have absolutely no clue what the activists are demanding.

Great news for your friend! It really doesn't take much once you use some common sense

Ahhh, wonderful. How affirming for you (even though that word is legit triggering for a lot of us on Ovarit, no doubt, lol)!

Yeah, it’s wild. I live in a wokkkkkkeee woke woke area and I forget that NOT everyone parrots TWAW! RESPECT MY PRONOUNS! I’M POLY AND PAN AND QUEER EVEN THOUGH I’M IN A HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGE!

Reading your post makes me feel safe and warm :)

I would love to move to where this is uncommon!!!

Good on your friend!