Besides the whole ‘trans* enough’, body-policing bull shit that has been going on within the trans* community, the issue of ‘passing’ is really bothering me.
Why are folks reinforcing gender-normative/binary stereotypes?
I see this happening especially in the trans* male/guy/masculine-identified communities. Why is it so important to ‘pass’ in a society that guilts you into doing so? Are you really trying to pass for yourself or…?
I am genuinely curious. Why is this so important?
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- thedirtyvirgin answered: Self preservation, mainly.
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- mightybearfalconlives answered: Every time I get misgendered for not being able to pass it’s like getting punched in the face. It’d be nice not having to go thru that.
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- heydarlindoyougamble said: I WONDER THE SAME THING. But I have no right to make statements about it. I am also interested in the T changes people notice that are actually just socialization of males and not part of nature.
- ravenbara answered: For me it is a safety thing and helps me deal with strangers but around friends i care more about comfort than presentation.
- real-live-mythical-creature answered: Passing helps with the dysphoria. And, in a society that expects girls to look and behave a certain way, passing can be a relief.
- thrashrandicoot answered: <3 <3 <3
- quinnwontsayshesinlove answered: I’m attempting to pass for me. Especially now that I know my ex left me for a post-op ftm… i’m pre-op….
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- blondebirdiexxx answered: can’t fit my answer in this, but my partner identifies as male only (i’ve got my own opinions but that’s his) so “passing” is just livin 4him
- asblasphemiescoalesce answered: For some intensely binary identified individuals it hurts when they don’t pass. There are others who just care a lot about what people think
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- volefleshe answered: A lot of it stems from fear of going out into a society that is known to be a threat.
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- blazintommyd answered: yeah me too - seems it always happens when the GOPstapo are running for President
- scythelyfe answered: Sometimes I pass, sometimes I don’t, but it helps me deal with dysphoria.
- agender-queer answered: In my opinion, it might be that people who “pass” feel more accepted. If they appear non-binary, it draws more attention.
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- onlyifittouches answered: I think it’s a backwards way of trying to convince yourself you’re passing. Having others see you that way helps You see you that way, maybe?
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