Wearing the most comfortable sandals ever – more stereotypes about men and women

Trans people online are quick to assure us that being transgender has nothing to do with stereotypes, with clothes or hairstyles.

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it is not a case of gender roles causing transition
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It’s not about fitting gender stereotypes and transitioning because of that!
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Nobody transitions so that they can dress a certain way

So being transgender is not anything to do with stereotypes about clothes and hairstyles, and nobody thinks they are transgender or transition because of hairstyles and clothes.

Except for when putting on a dress and some makeup is a way of diagnosing someone with a “female brain”:

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If you feel right, seek out a gender therapist for confirmation

And except when you feel like the most exciting part of transitioning to a woman is all the shoes you can now wear!

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the thought of buying all the shoes I always wanted makes me feel through the roof

And except when going clothes shopping is the most exciting part of transition!

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shopping for clothes

Or when you’re finally able to get the haircut you want:

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Or, if you’re transitioning from female to male, having clothing with pockets and comfortable sandals!

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wearing the most comfortable sandals

It is well known that women can’t ever wear clothing with pockets, or comfortable sandals, so it’s good people can undergo medical treatments and surgeries so that they can wear these things. Wait, what?

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Wearing the most comfortable sandals ever – more stereotypes about men and women

  1. Pockets. Pockets are a big issue. Saves having to carry a girly handbag. Oh wait. Checks anatomy: has girly bits. Forget pockets and rummages to try and find forgotten handbag.

    Reducing women to wearing dresses and make-up and all the rest of it is vomit-inducing.

    Sure, trans are breaking the gender stereotypical mould. Ha ha ha.

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    • That’s funny since I hate to cram my keys, phone and wallet into my jeans pockets. They’re not even thight but they bother me a lot. Using a bagpack just to carry my keys and phone makes me feel silly.

      Makeup, high heels and bras, on the other hand… There’s a reason they used to burn bras at protests.

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      • I wear shorts (mens’) all year round, so I use the bottom front set of pockets for phone, cards, money, with keys in a top pocket. Perfect. I wore a bra the other day, it’s currently sitting on the kitchen table …

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  2. I used to sew pockets in all the sundresses I sold at market, and wear pants with pockets as a matter of course…was unaware that I was not a woman by doing so, will rip all pockets, even in my ‘men’s’ pants, outimmediately so as not to be misgendered as male because that would literally kill me or something…

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    • I refuse to buy clothes that don’t have pockets.
      Or that require ironing.
      That way, I always have pockets.
      I also don’t carry a purse. I carry a daypack – more practical, and fits over both shoulders, for personal safety and health.
      This also helps send a message to clothing manufacturers, that only the clothes with pockets sold.

      I hope more women will buy-cott clothes that don’t have plenty of pockets.

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  3. I wear running sandals, crocs, or Docs, depending on what I’m doing. Or, of course, go barefoot. I have pockets in my pants, my shirts, my coats, etc. and I am still female. Enjoyed a fun evening out with another woman. Still female.

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  4. I refuse to buy pants that don’t have pockets. Or ones that have fake pockets. I wear comfortable sandals and sneakers all of the time. I don’t wear heels and I only wear makeup on Halloween. And then not always. But, I’m still a female. I’ve even bought clothes from the men’s section, because they had this cool jacket with skulls on it. I did not grow a penis, or a Y-chromosome. Still a female.

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  5. A former friend of mine fell into this same thing. He spent money on voice coaching to “sound more like a woman”. When we gave him money to help buy groceries, he used it to dye his hair purple. He said we didn’t understand how hair color is an important part of his gender identity, i.e. being a woman, and how intolerant we were being. All this smacks of men telling women what being a woman should mean, which is nothing new. Didn’t all the cis privilege women get the memo? Being a woman is REALLY having neon purple hair and short shorts in a job interview, then feeling discriminated against when you don’t get hired.

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  6. It is risible to think brains look down and expect to see a certain set of genitals as a matter of immutable neurology, as if estrogen causes a brain to grow special vulva-expecting neural pathways. Brains expect what they have learned to expect from the messages they have received from the culture. Those messages can be mightily screwed up (think narcissistic parents, abuse, larger messages about female submission, porn, and so on), and the brain reacts in funny ways to try to cope. Some brains become anxious, some neurotic, some anorexic, some trans.

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