CIS PEOPLE: I WANT YOU TO TAKE HALF AN HOUR SOMETIME AND THINK ABOUT YOUR GENDER. REALLY THINK ABOUT IT, HARD. NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE POSSIBLY TRANS (THOUGH MAYBE YOU ARE, IDK), BUT BECAUSE IT'LL LEAD YOU TO BETTER UNDERSTAND A PART OF YOURSELF THAT SOCIETY LETS YOU LEAVE UNEXAMINED
@HTHRFLWRS @xoxogossipgita Great as this all is, it would be great to have a version of this thread not in all caps. Kinda hard to read.
@nonarylame @xoxogossipgita Cis people: I want you to take half an hour and think about your gender. Really think about it, hard. Not because you're possibly trans (though maybe you are, idk), but because it'll lead you to better understand a part of yourself that society lets you leave unexamined
@nonarylame @xoxogossipgita Some questions to ponder: * What do I enjoy about being my gender? * Why do I identify with my gender? * What gendered expectations do I put on myself? Do I enjoy those expectations? Why or why not? * What gendered expectations do I put on others? Why?
@nonarylame @xoxogossipgita * How do societal pressures affect my gender presentation? * In what ways could I better feed my gender? What small things could I do in order to make it happy? * How do I visualize gender as a concept? What does my gender, in specific, look like?
@nonarylame @xoxogossipgita The goal of this exercise isn't to trigger some grand revelation, just to get you thinking about something you may not think about much. Get to know yourself a little better. You deserve it.
@nonarylame @xoxogossipgita (Disclaimer: if it does trigger a grand revelation of some sort, that's okay. I recommend talking it through with a friend you trust, and my DMs are always open if you have questions about gender shit)