Poster “alwaysaprincess” needs help: “what are the most important body languages, poses, walking, etc that will make you as girly as possible?”
Here is some of the advice given by commenters.
Men strut, women walk like they are flinging water balloons ahead of their toes.
Women take up less space, point their toes inward and curl into little balls when sitting in chairs.
“Smile more, keep your legs together”, and “just think to yourself innocence”. Whatever that means.
“Smile more”. Because apparently you aren’t truly a woman if you have bitchy resting face.
This is just one post, and it’s full of stereotypes about how men and women act. This is a recurring theme in these communities, and one that we will be revisiting again and again in this blog. Many people seem to think that trans people are all about breaking down gender stereotypes, and “smashing the binary”, while in reality many of them are extremely preoccupied with conforming to strict gender roles.
As a side note, it’s curious that there are so many of these questions in online trans communities, when the narrative that has become standard in the last few years is that trans people are, and have always been the sex they identify as. If these people are women, why do they need to “practice walking and posing like women?”