Socialization

This post hit home for me.

There has been an underlying assumption that I’ve encountered talking to people that I was socialized as female, not male. I don’t feel that at all. Other people were able to “fit into” the assigned social role, perhaps the dysphoria didn’t impact them as young as it did me. The author of this tweet is correct – we all have different experiences. We experienced ourselves uniquely as young people; we may or may not have been able to hide ourselves in a shell of a gender that didn’t match who we are; the families we had may have supported us or abused us. Our peers likely bullied us. Our teachers humiliated us. Our experience does not match that of our cis peers. At. All.

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