[–] Apricot_Ibex 29 points Edited

Sorry if it was unclear, my friend is trans so she does not use tampons but I sort of just… forgot. She’s a woman, so when I heard cramps I made an assumption, forgetting that she doesn’t experience those specific cramps.

What is it like to live with this level of delusion? It’s like talking to a bunch of anti-vaxxers who think Bill Gates is microchipping them for the FEMA camps so better just not do anything about polio.

As far as I can tell, except for bleeding I get all the symptoms of a period. To call it anything but that seems to a distinction without a meaningful difference.

Tell that the the millions of girls around the world who can’t even go to school because they don’t have menstrual products, and the girls and women who are forced to stay in menstrual huts, you delusional narcissistic manchild.

[–] hmimperialtortie 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 20 points

Delusion or dishonesty? She forgot this crossdressing scrote was a man? I call bullshit.

More like "I repeated the TWAW mantra over and over again so that maybe I'll start to actually believe in it"

I do agree, but it’s so cultlike that I fear some of them join in initially to virtue signal and then start to truly buy into it on some level, maybe especially the younger ones who have been exposed to it since they were kids/young teens with very little opposing (science/reality-based) frame of reference, at least in their echo-chamber social circles.

It becomes part of their core identity, like some Q Anon conspiracy theorist/cult member, and they only associate with others with similar delusions as they get more and more entrenched and invested.

I think some of them really are that delusional, unfortunately. Look at the parents who think their 3 year old daughter liking blue and playing in mud means she’s trans. Sometimes there’s a gray area where it’s hard to tell if they’re cosplaying/BSing at this, or if they’re insane/really that divorced from reality, or both.

Lot of narcissism and attention seeking at play as well on the part of enablers. As you said, BSing for head pats. It’s Cool Girl™️ Handmaiden, trans edition. Aww, I offfered tampons to this dude who thinks he’s a woman. I’m not like other girls because I validate you!

And there’s raging narcissism among the parents transing small children as well- it makes the parents look special, cool, protective, and valid/validating within their social circle, like anti-vaxx parents.