When suicide is presented as the logical alternative

“Why did you transition?”, a poster asks the subreddit r/asktransgender. The commenters answer: The notion that suicide is inevitable unless someone transitions is something that comes up a lot in various trans communities on the internet. This post asks how people in r/asktransgender would feel if hormone threapy and sexual reassignment surgery did not exist. There … Continue reading When suicide is presented as the logical alternative

“Did sissy porn make me trans?”

Many people who come to think of themselves as transgender, start out watching large amounts of pornography. Two of the most common types are called “sissy porn” and “forced feminization” or “forced sissification”.  Some of these types of porn have “hypno” videos where the viewer is supposed to be “hypnotized” into becoming a woman. One popular … Continue reading “Did sissy porn make me trans?”

“OMFG I HAVE WAITED SO LONG”. Teen goes from questioning to taking hormones in three months

It is starting to become a familiar story. Young teens come to transgender communities on pages like reddit, being confused about themselves because they don’t conform to sex role stereotypes. Within months, they become convinced that they are transgender, and start experiencing despair over their bodies. Here is another such story. It begins three months … Continue reading “OMFG I HAVE WAITED SO LONG”. Teen goes from questioning to taking hormones in three months

“At least get on blockers. At the very least! You’ll regret waiting further”

We have seen previously here on Transgender reality that there is a lot of pressure to start taking either hormone blockers or hormones for young people who think they might be transgender. Sometimes it’s supposed to be a sort of diagnostic tool, the thought being that if you feel better on the hormones of the … Continue reading “At least get on blockers. At the very least! You’ll regret waiting further”

“Just tell her to shut the fuck up”

One of the ways in which cultlike behavior is especially striking in the online trans community is the way they encourage people to cut off contact with friends and family that do not agree with 100% of their ideology. This poster’s mother has pointed out that if he goes through with transition, he might end up looking … Continue reading “Just tell her to shut the fuck up”

“The catalog of her interests, behaviors and clothing choices”: On gender stereotypes in stories of transgender children.

If you pay attention to news stories about transgender people, especially young kids, you will notice that they are often brimming with stereotypes. Here are just some examples: So I might have had a daughter who would paint her nails with me and play Barbies. I could have helped her braid her hair and, later, … Continue reading “The catalog of her interests, behaviors and clothing choices”: On gender stereotypes in stories of transgender children.

Another teen goes from “I’m happy in my male body” to “I am truly a girl” in a few days.

“Could I be MtF?” asks a 14 year old male in the middle of puberty: He’s not unhappy with his male body, in fact he explicitly says he’s happy with it. He reports having thoughts about becoming female as a kid, and of pretending to have boobs. He also notes that he feels like he … Continue reading Another teen goes from “I’m happy in my male body” to “I am truly a girl” in a few days.

“I wanted to know what it feels like to be a woman, or an apple”: Twelve-year-old talks about his reasons for being transgender

This post will only have screenshots and quotes, no links, due to the age of the poster featured here. A boy who claims to be twelve years old posts to a transgender sub-reddit: A year ago he was definitely not trans, then after researching the topic online, he is unsure but thinks he might be. … Continue reading “I wanted to know what it feels like to be a woman, or an apple”: Twelve-year-old talks about his reasons for being transgender

Ten year old gets transition advice: “This is your identity and your life literally depends on this”

A ten year old boy (self-proclaimed of course, we have no way of knowing if that’s his actual age) posts to r/asktransgender: Let’s cut straight to the point. I’m a 10 year old who is biologically male who has depression and has attempted suicide before. I don’t know if this is gender dysphoria but I … Continue reading Ten year old gets transition advice: “This is your identity and your life literally depends on this”