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[–] Mandy 49 points Edited

I don't think this is real. Poster is presenting TERF-girl's argument succinctly, accurately, and with clarity, and portraying everyone on his side as incapable of producing any coherent rebuttals. This piece has been cleverly crafted to present GC arguments to a pro-trans audience.

eg

"Part of what made me realize I was trans was that I hated the way cis boys talked about women and didn’t want to be like that. And this made me realize I am a girl." Most teens of average intelligence would see immediately that this is an absurd argument, implying as it does that only misogynists are "real" men, and that any man who supports women must in fact be one.

TERF girl comes across as heroic, and Poster as pathetic and deluded. Unreliable narrator indeed! It's very cleverly done.

Not real. He says he's in Maine, but uses British terms. We don't say "deputy head".

Maybe he is British and saying he’s in Maine to mix up the record. I agree, even a hard Anglophile wouldn’t say “deputy head” because a high-school kid might not even know that’s the name for vice principal in the UK.

It was posted at 1am in the UK and then he replied again at 3:30am UK time so that seems unlikely

[–] ii_eee 2 points Edited

My high school in Maine did have a deputy head of school. It's definitely not common but it does exist.

Edit - after reading more, the phrase "year group" is kinda off though. I agree that the terminology is suspect.