Now, what is gender policing? I will give my definition. It is when you basically feel like someone’s gender identity is incorrect, not real, a choice, makes no sense, etc. It is also when you voice these things to the person with said identity.
I am in quite a few FTM Facebook groups. In one in particular I have seen quite a few people bashing gender queer individuals, especially ones on HRT. They have even gone as far to say it is a “choice”. That these individuals are choosing to be non binary. That it doesn’t make sense, and they shouldn’t go on hormones. Then go farther to say more overall insulting things.
These are trans people themselves saying rude, ignorant, and inconsiderate things about another gender identity.
If someone were to say these things about binary trans men and women they would be beyond pissed off. They would be irked to no end, and they would say they were bigots and closed minded among other things.
So WHY is it okay to say these things about non binary trans people? It simply isn’t, and I don’t see their logic. Some people say they have been transitioning for awhile and this is just a new identity. But to be frank, at one point people would say the same thing about binary trans people, and a lot of people still do.
My question is, do you guys think this is okay? Why or why not? Have you seen people making these remarks?
In closing, if someone is doing something to their own body, that makes them more comfortable in their own skin, that isn’t harmful in general, and they know full well what they are getting into, why do you care, and how does it even effect you? I thought we as trans men and women were supposed to be accepting of gender identity. So why are some of us not so open to it?