I'm Sorry, I Can't, I Have Female Socialization - by Daniel Lavery
When I got to "I’m only AFAB when someone isn’t nice to me….and you wouldn’t like me when I’m AFAB" I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe for a bit. :)
@bright_helpings I'm leaning more and more toward the term "gender agnostic" lol
@alpine_thistle heck yeah
Look. I was raised as a man, taught that crying was a sin, might makes right and to be a blue-blooded american hero when I grew up.
I've become a lot more syncretic since, but there's still value in keeping our cultural identity in rituals like woodworking, beard care and modern chivalry. What's more, we can remain true to ourselves and resist assimilation without ignorantly upholding harmful traditions like talking over people or conflating a Y chromosome with authority.
(On a serious note though the trans experience is explicitly part of my practice so the metaphor already fits. Thank you!)
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