Sex drives, gender roles, PSA
Hey just a PSA that there's no such thing as a "female" or "male" sex drive! If you're a hornt girl or a guy who is never hornt, that doesn't mean anything! Please don't feel bad if your sex drive is "wrong" for your gender because it's just a stereotype!
My girlfriend went on E and she's like 10x more horny now, it's normal for your sex drive to change if you go on hrt but it doesn't become a "male" or "female" sex drive :)
If you ever talked to teenage cis girls you would have found out that they're just as horny as teenage boys, they just aren't as open about it as boys because of gender roles.
@FirstProgenitor good luck!
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@efflorescence that sucks. I think you made the right choice though. Stuff like that can escalate so it's better to be safe than sorry.
I hope you're ok.
@FirstProgenitor @int16_t I did a biology degree and yes, I agree with Mikael. One dose of E shouldn't have a big effect, and you shouldn't be able to see the effects so soon. It makes it more likely that it's placebo, not less.
And even if you get mood effects on estrogen, it doesn't necessarily mean that estrogen makes people emotional and testosterone makes people stoic. Changes of sex hormones induce a "puberty", and we all know how teens are. Until your hormones balance out its normal to be a little emotional and moody.
HRT hot take
@FirstProgenitor I think it's also important to note that if you get more emotional/angry more it's not a "female/male" effect just because you got it after hrt. For example, getting emotional on E doesn't mean that people with E in their body are more emotional. Have you seen what happens to kids in puberty? Their emotions are all over the place. HRT basically causes puberty, so it's normal for emotions to change during it, but it doesn't mean that females are more emotional. The rhetoric that women are emotional is just pure sexism that should have died ages ago, which is used to justify a bunch of shit treatment of women in society.
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@Fidgetcetera yeah I was disappointed by the amount of people just yelling at others for not knowing any alternatives instead of, you know, helping them. Although YouTube strike was easy for me to do, some people may not know how to find alternatives, and I think we should help them instead of yelling. Not everyone is a tech guru who knows how to disable YouTube on your browser or knowledgeable on the obscure websites to use for alternatives. I have other stuff to do anyway so for me obstaining is easy, but I honestly don't know any other video platforms besides vimeo, and even that I haven't used before.
@froggy so cute!!! I love the coord!
@FirstProgenitor if you have the energy and resources, it's not too late to learn. Unfortunately capitalism often takes those away...
@alyaza reminds me of something really fucked up I saw yesterday, it was a positive post about an area in Africa which previously did not have electricity getting solar power, and some white person commented "but solar power is still bad for the environment, this isn't a good thing". And like what does this person presumably sitting in their aircon house using fossil electricity to comment this thinks should happen? Poor people not getting life-saving electricity while they live comfortably in their fossil fuel powered home? Like idk it seems really disgusting for a white American to lecture someone just getting electricity for the first time on "ruining the environment".
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Sometimes seeing all the bad stuff happening to the word can be distressing. I found a website that helped me see that not everything is bad.
There are many good people in the world who want to make everything better. If we work together, our future will be bright and happy.
Anyone else remember the "red scare" that happened with the tumblr "Russian psyop" thing where they told the people "how to spot a Russian spy"? They had lists telling people to distrust anyone with spelling mistakes indicating that they may not be native English speakers, like forgetting to use "the" and "a". It was really xenophobic and no one seemed to care :/ imagine thinking it's ok to distrust people based on how well they speak English. It's disgusting.
Also, people who say "sexism isn't as bad as x" are just trying to pin the different opressed groups against each other. It doesn't matter whether one group or another "has it worse", we are all in this together. Systems of opression overlap greatly and people experience the same type of opression differently. One white woman may be completely content but another might feel extremely disempowered by sexism. More importantly, sexism affects more than just white able bodied middle class cis straight women, and people who say stuff like that are ignoring the many people for whom the effects of sexism are multiplied greatly because of other identities they may belong to.
@hystericempress I noticed the trope as a child and found it so annoying. It just tries to make you stressed out for no reason.
@byttyrs I'm in Australia and atm it's too hot to cuddle anyone so I feel like everyone is a furnace
I am in between big spoon and little spoon though, maybe one square towards little
Feminism and sexism do not get discussed anywhere near enough online. Now I see male leftists imply or outright state that sexism isn't that big of a deal anymore - "sure, there's some minor issues with slut shaming and wage gaps but it's not a big deal". They say, "it's not as bad as racism or classism or other forms of discrimination", but don't seem to care about those issues all that much. It seems like a way to just shut feminists up because their issues "aren't that bad".
I'm sick of the gaslighting surrounding sexism, about how it's "not a big" deal. Cis men ignore people hurt by sexism when they say how much it affects them. It's not a big deal because they don't care, it doesn't affect them. Sexism is so prevelant and deeply ingrained in society that no one notices or cares. I'd go into more detail of the harm sexism creates, but I'd have to add way more content warnings to this posts because of how vile all of it is.
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People should work together instead of competing and hoarding wealth.
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