#GC 1/ If these trans communities have cult-like dynamics, then it makes sense most users are "true believers" in gender identity being the issue and wanting "eggs" to receive the "help" they think they would've wanted vs. manipulators who don't with other purposes. Using the +
term "grooming" to refer to these communities as whole is an overreach imo. Social contagion is social contagion, for each sex it looks different. There are probably older people in these groups with conscious nefarious or sexual reasons like in some of the worse discord +
servers, but for the most part on places like egg_irl I would assume they mean well. Even if crass, sexist, or homophobic. It doesn't have to be malicious when these communities tend to agree questioners are trans, could mean well even if projecting their own regrets or vanity.
Why it might differ between boys and girls: pressure to start physical transition/hormones ASAP is higher for boys, look at how often the term "boy mode" is used vs. "girl mode" by trans men. Femininity is a performance men have not been socialized to perform. So they have more +
to learn about how to do so. Then there are more transition options for men since it's been researched longer and been a bigger market in the past (as we know not for benign reasons).

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