I'm curious. what are your opinions on truscum? A lot of people i follow have said stuff regarding them, and I was just wondering what you thought of that whole thing.
While I’m flattered that you’re interested in my opinions on this, I’m still very much in the mode of learning more about gender issues. I do have some pretty cool friends with closer perspectives - cameoappearance comes to mind as someone who is both an extremely cool person and eloquent on such matters.
From what I understand, though, the idea of truscum is that the only real trans people are the ones with body dysphoria. Personally, I don’t buy that. Gender has so many components that don’t need to fit together - genetics, anatomy, cultural norms, mental states, etc. - that I think it’s a bad idea to try to reduce it to a single aspect. More importantly, I’m not a fan of philosophies that go “I’m part of this group and that causes me pain, so no one else is allowed in this group unless it causes them pain too.” A lot of people look at their birth-assigned gender and go “…no, I don’t think so,” and I find it impossible to believe they’re somehow delusional just because it doesn’t hurt them as much.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
you know how when you go to a concert or show of some sort and the person on stage is like “HOW’S EVERYONE DOING TONIGHT?!?!?!?!” and the audience cheers back? why? you’re not answering the question, you’re just yelling. imagine if we did that in daily conversation. “hey jeff, how are ya?” and jeff just starts screaming and clapping in your face