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Here's the ranting prompt. https://imgur.com/fIr8XlV

Here's the rant: If I didn't peak by randomly watching Nikkie Tutorials 'coming out' video, then 'Elliot' Page's interview would have definitely peaked me.

I peaked because Nikkie said he always knew he was a woman because he always liked 'wearing pink, and dolls, and whatnot". Then I did some digging around the word terf and whoopsie a baby terf was born. Glad to have found you.

Anyways, this Eliot Page coming out thing... Here's what I got thrown at me in my youth " You drink from a glass like a man, you ride a bicycle like a man (???), you never want to wear high heels, why don't you let your hair grow, be more like a girl, you can't be a mechanic that's a man's job, why are you sitting like a man?, a woman with short hair??? are you sure you are a woman?, you only buy/wear pants... " to name a few.

The only time I 'wanted' to be a man was when I was about 4-5 years old and I wanted the convenience of peeing while standing up. That's it. Over the years I've never felt drawn to stereotypes of what it means to be a woman, and even though I was behaving unconventionally and even though everyone around me told me I'm not 'lady like", I stuck to it. I knew I was a woman, I can't exaggerate this one loud enough. I never gave into anything stereotypical of my sex, but even though I was wearing baggy clothes, even though I had 0 make up on I still experienced misogyny, I've experienced sexual assault when I was 18 while idly staring at my computer screen wearing a hoodie.

So, I just want to thank Ellen Page for 'opening' my eyes by telling me that I was a man all along. Freaking sellout.

Here's the ranting prompt. https://imgur.com/fIr8XlV Here's the rant: If I didn't peak by randomly watching Nikkie Tutorials 'coming out' video, then 'Elliot' Page's interview would have definitely peaked me. I peaked because Nikkie said he always knew he was a woman because he always liked 'wearing pink, and dolls, and whatnot". Then I did some digging around the word terf and whoopsie a baby terf was born. Glad to have found you. Anyways, this Eliot Page coming out thing... Here's what I got thrown at me in my youth " You drink from a glass like a man, you ride a bicycle like a man (???), you never want to wear high heels, why don't you let your hair grow, be more like a girl, you can't be a mechanic that's a man's job, why are you sitting like a man?, a woman with short hair??? are you sure you are a woman?, you only buy/wear pants... " to name a few. The only time I 'wanted' to be a man was when I was about 4-5 years old and I wanted the convenience of peeing while standing up. That's it. Over the years I've never felt drawn to stereotypes of what it means to be a woman, and even though I was behaving unconventionally and even though everyone around me told me I'm not 'lady like", I stuck to it. I knew I was a woman, I can't exaggerate this one loud enough. I never gave into anything stereotypical of my sex, but even though I was wearing baggy clothes, even though I had 0 make up on I still experienced misogyny, I've experienced sexual assault when I was 18 while idly staring at my computer screen wearing a hoodie. So, I just want to thank Ellen Page for 'opening' my eyes by telling me that I was a man all along. Freaking sellout.

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What scares me is that I heard the same things when I was a kid and a teenager - that I walked and dressed like a boy. Now, I’d get asked if I was trans not only by my friends, but by my school teachers and counselors if I went to them for being bullied.

And if I said, no, I just dress like this/walk like this, but I’m still a girl. There’s a good chance they’d go on with, “But are you sure?” until I’d finally give in and say yes.

Sometimes I wonder if I were the same age now, and was just a tomboyish “ugly” girl, still bullied, if I’d get the same reaction - no one would give a shit. I’d go to school administration, and they’d roll their eyes at me again. Who wants this ugly, whiny kid in their office. But if I said I’m being bullied because I’m trans, I wonder if it would be different. People would care. Now I’m not just an “ugly”, awkward girl, now I’m someone who matters. Then I wonder if everyone would jump to attention and it would be a huge fucking deal.

So I wonder if it happened now, if I would honestly be tempted.

Because

“Ugly” awkward girl gets bullied - this shit happens all the time, get over it, you’re gross anyway, maybe this wouldn’t happen if you weren’t so weird. A lot of this is on you you know.

Trans boy gets bullied - ohmygosh this has to be stopped. This kid has to be kept safe. I’m sending out an email to all administrators and teachers to keep an eye out on all your classes and even in the cafeteria - anywhere on campus- to make sure no one says anything cruel to you.

I went off on a tangent, sorry.

I do know of at least one instance in which parents had to discipline a teacher because she was convinced their kid was trans and kept trying to talk the kid into it. The child developed severe anxiety as as result.

[–] XX_Power 1 points (+1|-0)

Oh i get you! I was also bullied as a young teen and the trans stuff may have been alluring