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[–] Erhanne 6 points Edited

For most people, male or female, the ring finger is longer. There is a very slight dimorphism but it has no significance on an individual level.

Image of the distribution of 2D/4D ratio in men and women: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Digit_ratio_visualization_according_to_data_from_Bailey_and_Hurd,_2005.png

Thanks! I will show these stats to my family member. It will settle her mind that she’s normal.

Did you see this paper linked at the bottom?

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33694048/

2D:4D Digit Ratios in Adults with Gender Dysphoria: A Comparison to Their Unaffected Same-Sex Heterosexual Siblings, Cisgender Heterosexual Men, and Cisgender Heterosexual Women

They’re desperately trying to find an actual measurable indicator for trans.

But of course the study uses lesbian FtMs and gay MtFs so all they’re really studying is whether homosexuals have the same finger ratio as their same sex siblings.

LOL. No, I didn’t see it. There’s a woman in my family with longer ring fingers. The infographics stating that females have shorter ring fingers than pointer fingers always bugged her since childhood since her friend told her that “fun fact.” She wondered if she was abnormal. Then the trans propaganda came about in her adulthood and she was even more paranoid about being perceived as more masculine.

I can now tell her that her twin brother is to blame. Her finger ratios would have fit the norm had she had the womb all to herself.

My ting finger is longer than my pointer finger and I have no twin. Humans just don’t like that the world isn’t perfectly ordered. But this is why studies are so important, it helps us understand what the general pattern is so we can know what the normal average is. We shouldn’t have rigid thinking when we find an anomaly or individual variance. It’s one of the contributors to people with autism being over represented in the trans community, they didn’t perfectly fit the gender stereotypes and the cognitive dissonance was too much for them.