wow, thank you so much anons, i'm really blown away by the support and kindness here. long post ahead>>12684
i'm happy you liked my post. i really denied my own feelings of discomfort at that time. a big part of it was because "terf
"s were demonised and presented as crazy out of touch women (a lot of misogynistic stereotypes basically). i think lots of handmaidens are scared to be seen as cruel and bigoted against a "vulnerable" minority. i know that's what i felt. what helped me peak was seeing r/MtF posts and reading more radical feminist books and opinions. radfem makes so much more sense to me than the confusing, constantly shifting trans ideology.>>12685
thank you anon, that's really kind of you. i wasn't personally suicide baited but everywhere i went suicide was used as a weapon. no access to hrt? no children transitioning? no surgery on the nhs? trans people will kill themselves. i felt too scared to even question this stuff because there was so much guilt associated with it. i hate how much i was manipulated.>>12693
thanks anon! i completely agree. the really good thing this has taught me is to think more critically and examine every possible viewpoint. YEARS ago i stumbled upon some radfem blogs and i found myself agreeing. then i cut myself off because i worried i'd mindlessly absorb all those opinions and accidentally become the evillest awfullest bigot ever. that's why all those terf
blocklists exist on tumblr, that's why so many people believe terfs are obsessed with upholding gender roles and other random bs. they have no idea what they really believe. anyway, i never again want to be in a situation where i am against something without being able to explain why. this experience has helped me become more open minded, interestingly.
actually i feel like my best friend is going down a similar journey. she's a very sweet soul but she's getting frustrated lately with all the stuff about dylan mulvaney and the prison laws and everything. my cousin is the same way actually. all three of us have expressed such an immense amount of relief that we can TALK about these things and noPost too long. Click here to view the full text.