John Cleese hits peak trans and we are alive to see it by Camberian in GenderCritical

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The best thing about this was that I've been following Cleese's twitter since the whole JKR thing started and I really believe he was approaching the topic in good faith, in a "Hey I don't see the issue but maybe I'm missing something, let's talk about it!" kinda way, but the engagement from TRAs in response to his questions drove him to peak instead of sympathising with them.

TRAs were angry when r/gendercritical existed. Now they're mad s/gendercritical exists. It's almost like banning subs doesn't delete people from existence by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Well I'm not really surprised since they seem to think that not agreeing or asking questions about gender idelology is "LiTeRaLlY KiLlInG TrAnS pEoPle". Maybe they thought we'd dissolve like a villain in a Disney movie.

Listen Sappho cis-lesbians... by Rag3 in LGBDropTheT

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Also how is "feminine penis" a clinical term?! These people are truly delusional.

there's just something about the way the trans numpties and their allies on AL talk about them that make me gag

I agree! I am also bi but I can't say that I find penises aesthetically pleasing, I mean, I do get aroused around a penis attached to a man I fancy but both things can be true I think. I feel like in their crusade to make "feminine penises" palatable (ugh, pun not intended) to women they don't realise how deranged they sound ("They are soft! And pretty! And tiny! All things women like, right?")

[TRA vs straight dudes] The whole situation on r/Yuri is such a delight by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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Lmao now I kinda wish they did something completely crazy like campaign to merge porn sites' trans categories into gay and lesbian ones. I know they're not that delusional yet but it would be quite funny to see the reaction

(Saidit) PEAK TRANS I: Please continue to share your stories!! by Irascible-harpy in GenderCritical

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Hi! My peaking was a long time ago but I had never sought out a community before discovering r/GenderCritical about two or three months ago. In my early twenties (28 now) I had a Tumblr account and I spent a lot of time digging in there, I had just accepted that I was bisexual and was looking to feel like part of a community, tbh I mostly reblogged memes, nothing too serious, but of course most if not all of the people I followed were TRAs. At first it all seemed pretty reasonable for me, "trans people just want to pee" etc, but the more time I spent there and looked at some arguments the less they made sense to me. I first noticed the trend of TiMs saying that they knew they were trans because when they were children they liked pink/dresses/other "girly" things. This didn't sit right with me as I grew up being bullied for having "boyish"/nerdy interests (obviously this was the 90s and being a nerd wasn't anywhere near cool) and also for being non-conforming to some degree (think long hair and does some basic make-up sometimes but doesn't own any high-heels or dresses/skirts type) and I really struggled with my self-steem during that time, I even had a pretty cringy "not like other girls" phase until I actually met and spent time with other girls who were like me and other girls who weren't like me but were cool either way and I dealt with all the internalized misoginy that made me think that "girly" things were inferior anyway. It took me so long to finally say and believe "I am a woman and I can be, dress, and do whatever I want" that the fact that now people going back to enforcing gender stereotypes was gross to me. Although I didn't partake in Tumblr discourse I would often read the replies and just like that started visiting radfem blogs, "just to see what the other side thinks" I would say lol. It felt almost illegal reading these but they made so much sense! Eventually I left Tumblr but the cognitive dissonance followed me, and only kept getting bigger until I couldn't stand it anymore. Trans in sports, "you don't have to have dysphoria to be trans", kids being transed (esp. the whole Jazz Jennings stuff), Caitlyn Jenner, all of these just kept confirming what I already knew but didn't want to accept. Honestly I always considered myself a feminist but in a kind of vague "of course we are being opressed and of course I want that to change" way which I now realize was pretty useless and may have contributed to the state of affairs we have now. Finding this community was vital in my desire and possibility to achieve a more educated state through radical feminist theory. I thank you and I hope to continue to visit this sub frequently, keep informed and take action.

Happy non-binary day! How internet communities are validating the fragile egos of adolescents by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Being non-binary is today's "I'm not like other girls" only it works for both sexes.

What do you think of Becky Albertalli's 'coming out'? by artetolife in LGBDropTheT

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I'm suspicious because she makes it seem like she "just" realized it, very conveniently, in the moment when she's being criticized. Kinda reminds me of Jameela Jamil coming out as "queer" (of course who knows what that actually means) when she was getting flack for landing a judge spot in a vogueing competition show or something like that. To be honest I couldn't care less about this woman. Yeah I guess it's wrong that a straight woman is profiting of writing stories about gay people (and I haven't read the book or seen the movie but apparently she didn't make a good job at it either?) but it seems like every day the woke crowd needs to find someone to pile on until they break them to then pat themselves on the back thinking they did something. I just feel like a lot of LGB people (and supposed "allies") think this is "activism" when to me it's barely anything.

Oh no! They're on to us by RuminatingOracle in GenderCritical

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Lol I truly didn't realize it was satire until the "does she ask for citations?" bit, they almost got me there

TIM's get angry at a video game company for having NPC's call you by biological sex. by LoganBlade in GenderCritical

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Lmao imagine having a literal meltdown over something so minor. I think character customization is cool but it has never been the end of the world if a game doesn't have that or if the customization itself doesn't have a lot of options. Like imagine if I went "If this game doesn't have my EXACT SAME hair color then my experience will be RUINED, and I will boycott this game because of their PHOBIA against brown-haired people". These people are nuts.