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I came across this article, Sharon Alger's "Female Dating Strategy: The positives and negatives of the movement" on Medium from early February of this year (yes, i checked and it's not been posted yet).

It's pretty funny, because we're reading along and she's doing a good job defending the accusation of FDSers being gold diggers and whatnot, but then the author goes 180 when it comes to transphobia. Apparently, sharing national news sources on Twitter about how delusional men have an unfair advantage over women in sports is transmisic.

I unfollowed them immediately. This is disgusting and unacceptable. I searched the sub for the term, ‘trans.’ How was their transphobia so visible on Twitter, yet hidden on Reddit?

[...] As far as I’m concerned, a sub’s Twitter account represents the community as a whole. Those tweets drew a line in the sand. They owe it to their members to be more transparent on the subreddit about their actual beliefs. This declaration of hate for the trans community has soured my opinion of FDS. It’s a shame because they give positive dating lessons for women. It bothers me that they weren’t open about their hatred of trans people on Reddit. Was it because they knew they’d hemorrhage members left, right and center if they were honest? If you’re a member and wondered whether the accusations of transphobia were true, they are. Please don’t turn a blind eye to this.

Link on Medium

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I came across this article, Sharon Alger's "Female Dating Strategy: The positives and negatives of the movement" on Medium from early February of this year (yes, i checked and it's not been posted yet). It's pretty funny, because we're reading along and she's doing a good job defending the accusation of FDSers being gold diggers and whatnot, but then the author goes 180 when it comes to transphobia. Apparently, sharing national news sources on Twitter about how delusional men have an unfair advantage over women in sports is transmisic. >I unfollowed them immediately. This is disgusting and unacceptable. I searched the sub for the term, ‘trans.’ How was their transphobia so visible on Twitter, yet hidden on Reddit? >[...] As far as I’m concerned, a sub’s Twitter account represents the community as a whole. Those tweets drew a line in the sand. They owe it to their members to be more transparent on the subreddit about their actual beliefs. This declaration of hate for the trans community has soured my opinion of FDS. It’s a shame because they give positive dating lessons for women. It bothers me that they weren’t open about their hatred of trans people on Reddit. Was it because they knew they’d hemorrhage members left, right and center if they were honest? If you’re a member and wondered whether the accusations of transphobia were true, they are. Please don’t turn a blind eye to this. [Link on Medium](https://medium.com/sharon-alger/female-dating-strategy-90430f6764d3) [Archive Link](https://web.archive.org/web/20210430013719/https://medium.com/sharon-alger/female-dating-strategy-90430f6764d3)

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[–] Bruxa 42 points (+42|-0)

FDS features 0 trans discourse and it's my to-go sub when I can safely browse without trans issues jumping out on me. I'm not even dating or considering dating a man, but I enjoy calling out men on their bullshit. FDS owes nothing to the trans lobby.