submitted 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Give me your worst, Lemmy! Absolutely nothing is off limits. Let’s get fucking weird!

I post this here because /c/iama doesn’t seem to be a thing…

Don’t hold back you jerks!

EDIT: It’s just about 05:00 for me. Night night! I’ll answer any other questions. In a few hours!

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

I guess my question's always been that since gender is (to my incomplete understanding) a social construct and can change, and transgender people seek to change to a gender that feels more appropriate, how did you (a) know what felt right, (b) that what felt right wasn't completely appropriate for your gender and the active definition of gender needed to change, and (c) where does chemical and surgical transition factor in for a gender based thing when attempting to find for comfortable self? Because that seems like a sex (in the clinical terminology) thing as much as a gender one (which of course there's probably a connection, I guess I'm just not clear where the line really breaks.)

To be clear, I think my questions are entirely too "rationalizing a deep emotional and person thing" so I don't really expect an answer, I've just never been invited to address the question to anyone before.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Not OP, but gender identity is a real biological thing that is linked to brain chemistry. Gender expression is the social construct. Sex is your body phenotype, which correlates to your genotype.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

Thank you, I think that helps parse out where I was unclear. There's specifics in the language at play. It makes me wonder how often bad actors prevention of even small distinctions being discussed has made it muddier and harder for everyone else.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago

Gender is not a social construct, its neurochemical. Gender roles are a social construct.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)
[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

I agree, but in this context it isn't helpful, the same way particle physics and quantum mechanics isn't helpful in a discussion about economics.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)
[-] dingus 1 points 9 months ago

Do you have more info on this?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Here is an alternative Piped link(s): https://piped.video/watch?v=fpGqFUStcxc

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