“Trans women are being dropped into these gender roles without any of the preparation that cisgender people get as children.
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This is why some survivors of early onset GD are questioning those who want to force trans kids to tough it out in the birth-assigned gender until the person is 18. There is a pushback against letting children express gender variance and dark warnings against puberty blockers and HRT in the child’s high school years.

The results are horrifying for those who are forced through a disfiguring puberty and lack the social skills. As Melanie Anne Philips called it, “Raised By Wolves.”

The problem many people of transition face is shame and there is resistance to well-intentioned hints and help. This is usually triggered by being talked down to. If a cis woman at the makeup counter at a department store talked in this manner to her cis client, telling her how “real” women put on makeup, it would be deeply insulting if not slightly insane.

Being matter of fact like the makeup counter consultant is a more productive approach.

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