I've been thinking about this all morning and have some more thoughts about this, buckle in.
Aside from the claim that forced feminization was invented on Tumblr in 2013 (lol), ALC here badly understands what it is, perhaps because she doesn't realize she's actually engaging in it.
FF, like any other pornographic content, is enjoyed by people of all genders and all orientations and is harmless. But when it comes to trans women, there's an additional element.
No doubt many trans women enjoy it for the same reason anyone else enjoys it. And many trans women don't enjoy it at all, and many are turned off or disgusted by it. All of that is perfectly fine. We're allowed to have our own tastes and aversions.
But FF offers trans women a fantasy that it doesn't offer anyone else: the idea that, if you can convince the world that you are being coerced into this transition, you can avoid all of the social consequences.
There's a fantasy here that if you're forced into this, it's someone else's fault. There's a tantalizing world where you can be who you are without forsaking your relationships, your career, your finances, and your future.
Of course, that's not how it works. But the reason that's not how it works isn't because of a fault of the trans woman; it's the fault of a cis-normative society.
What ALC appears to be engaging in here is precisely that framing. She talks about beauty and engages in extremely reductive gender stereotyping. In essence, she is claiming that she is being forced to feminize because she wants to be beautiful. It's not her fault.
In doing so, she throws all women under the bus with her reductive takes. But more than that, she's failing to understand the central element of what makes fantasy fantasy: it's not real.
ALC isn't being forced to be trans. She's trans because she's trans, and if she enjoys forced fem narratives, great! We're all allowed to enjoy whatever we want as long as no one is being harmed.
But let's not pretend for a hot second that what she's writing with this is anything other than FF slashfic with more complex sentence structure.
It's a pity she doesn't realize that that's what she's doing, because in doing so she is doing a tremendous amount of harm to other trans people. The cost of her trying to convince the world that she's being forced into being trans is the public perception of all trans women.
ALC evidently desperately wants to become accepted by a media elite that is overwhelmingly trans-antagonistic. If she convinces them that this is coercive, maybe they won't cast her out.

(It won't work.)
And the grand irony of it all is that what she's doing is making it *harder*, not easier, for her to be who she is without having to forsake her relationships, career, and future.
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