It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and a lot has really happened during this time. I’ll get into that some other time. But I recently came across a Reddit post which asked a great question, and is getting some fantastic answers.
For those unfamiliar with Reddit, it is a social media site where “Redditors” can post things to any of a large number of subreddits (think of them as groups). The whole system is anonymous (unless you share too much personally identifiable information, but that’s your choice), but has some controls in place to help keep from descending into anarchy and chaos. First, subreddits have admins who can monitor and moderate conversations and posts. Next, Reddit uses a voting system which helps ensure that pertinent and useful posts and comments are more visible, and bad ones are weeded out (this is called upvoting, for good posts and comments, and downvoting, for bad ones). One of the subreddits is called asktransgender, and is a place for both trans and cis people (and anyone who is questioning their gender) can come and ask genuine, well-meaning questions.
Recently, redditor MageMasterMoon asked the question:
Hopefully, this has been eye-opening for you. While I’m transgender, I learned a lot from the responses I saw to this question. Every trans person is different, and our journeys are different, too, so while I have experienced many of these misconceptions myself, I had a few misconceptions about some other trans people that have been cleared up by their answers.
Until next time,