[–] catbitch 83 points (+83|-0)

As long as people are free to think their own thoughts, yes. That’s exactly what we’re saying. No wonder they so badly want to make thought crimes a thing.

[–] ProxyMusic 67 points (+67|-0)

You mean I can't control the thoughts of every one of the other 7.9 billion people on the planet?

[–] kalina 26 points (+26|-0)

clearly this is technology that should be developed!! We could use it to detect hate crimes before they happen. The people doing this could be called 'thought police'. I think it's a great idea...

[–] Lilim 53 points (+53|-0)

I identify as an eccentric millionaire but those phobes at the bank won’t give me a loan. In their heads they just see a poor person 😡

[–] yikesforever 29 points (+29|-0)

We are sentient, thinking beings and they can't stop us from perceiving reality.

[–] [Deleted] 27 points (+27|-0) Edited

No, dear fellow human, you cannot choose and control how people think about you. No one can.

This is mental illness. This person should be in therapy.

[–] ArmyofMe 26 points (+26|-0)

How the fuck do you not “Misgender” someone with neopronouns in your head? I don’t go around thinking “that girl with a beard looks like a fae”.

[–] Notgonnastop 24 points (+24|-0)

Dear delusional gender actor - It's because even in YOUR head you know what your sex is and that you are only performing sex role expectations of the opposite sex.

[–] turbo-goat 21 points (+21|-0) Edited

This was a huge part in my peaking journey. I first learned about gender dysphoria in my psychology classes back in the early 2000's, and it was still a mental illness mostly limited to HSTS's. In severe cases of dysphoria (after other options were exhausted), transition was recommended to ease mental distress.

I was sympathetic to TRA's, so I accepted I should play along and pretend someone was whatever "gender" they said they were to make them comfortable.

But then it wasn't enough to just play along. You had to literally accept someone was the opposite sex just because they said so. And the old wisdom was if you weren't sure how someone wanted to be referred to, you should just ask. Suddenly, that wasn't good enough either. It wasn't their job to educate the cis normies. You should just know their pronouns and how they identify, and if you get it wrong it's LITERAL VIOLENCE.

I did my best to be a good ally, and it was never enough. There was always more I needed to do to prove I wasn't transphobic, even control my very thoughts.

I sympathize with people with gender dysphoria. I want them to get the help they need. However, it's not my job to fix them. Me playing along with their delusions is clearly not going to help them, and I'm just enabling their self destructive behavior by pretending to see them as something they aren't.

They can keep moving the goalposts all they want, but I'm done lying. Once you start lying, they expect you to peddle even bigger lies, and in the end everyone loses. Like OP said, it's never enough!

[–] WynningIt 2 points (+2|-0)

I totally agree. This is very similar to my own experiences.

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