I've been conflicted about posting this for a while but I'm going to do so now, with emphasis that I'm not saying transition/detransition is something you should seek to escape unwanted attention.

Okay, so...

1/6
Pre-transition there were times I couldn't go to my local shop for my bread/milk without some creep saying some horrible shit to me. Going to pubs/clubs was a nightmare.

Between the ages of 14-21 I don't think there was many a weekend I wasn't perved on in some capacity.

2/6
Since transition and detransition, that has dramatically changed. As in, it doesn't happen any more.

The minute my HRT took effect (about age 25) men left me alone. I haven't been sexually harassed by a man (bar one time) since starting transition/detransition.

3/6
I've taken it for granted, actually. I've been in pubs since lockdown started to ease and faced no trouble – and, importantly, not *expected* it.

If this was pre-transition, I would have immediately considered safety options. But, thankfully, I don't worry about that now.

4/6
I try to find the silver lining in everything that happens and with transition, that's been that practically all unwanted male attention has ended. I don't feel at risk at bars any more, don't panic when a man approaches me at a train station, don't assume the worst.

5/6
I really don't want to give young women the impression that transition/detransition will save them from this kind of thing but I also want to talk about how detransition helped me.

Unwanted, negative attention has declined so much for me that I genuinely feel safer now.

6/6

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The problem with “communities” is they tend to speak for people they have no business speaking for, ironically drowning out the very voices they purport to amplify.

“They gay community-” unless that sentence ends with “is made up of gay people,” it is false.

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“They gay community supports kink at Pride.” No, it doesn't. Some gay people within the community support kink at pride, but many don't.

“They trans community supports trans kids.” No, it doesn't. Some trans people within the community support trans kids, but many don't.

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I have never claimed to speak for the “detrans community” because I'm aware that there are many detransitioners who hold different opinions and beliefs from me.

I'm not a spokesperson for the “detrans community,” just as you are not a spokesperson for the “LGBT+ community.”

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On the vilification of detransitioners:

After having my account unsuspended, with an apology from Twitter for wrongfully suspending me, I decided to scroll through the reaction to the 60 minutes episode that discussed detransition.

And I'm sick to my stomach by it.

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