Hi, guys! I'm a 34-year-old trans man. I found Arielle on YouTube somewhat recently (last few months) and I really love her content. (Hi, Arielle, if you're reading!! I adore you!) I decided to join this site so I could talk to people on this group and share opinions and ideas.
I'm traditionally a democrat/liberal, but in recent years, I've been really disturbed by the SJW culture explosion. Like Arielle, I've been personally attacked and shouted down by other people for the opinions I express. For example, I've been told I don't belong in feminist conversations and my experiences don't matter because I'm a trans man. I've been told I am "gatekeeping the genders" because I said I don't think "stargender" and "nebulagender" are really genders. I have actually been called a "Nazi" because I do not demonize police (not speaking to our current issues, but in a broad sense). I was told I was stupid because I made the statement "I don't think people voted for Trump because of hate and racism."
I actually left my old friend group because of this sort of thing and I've been kind of floating around, disconnected, looking for some people who were not insane. I am hoping this might be the place and the people I've been looking for!
I'm reading the comments here and I'm wondering how many of you feel really helpless? I know that's something I feel when it comes to political and social issues. I suspect there are a lot of people who want to do something to change course and they don't know what to do.
Welcome. I feel you. It's like being surrounded by pod people. There are certainly things I probably won't agree with you on but I hope that I'm always kind or polite. If I'm not--call me on it. I was raised to be curious, kind, and forgiving. I don't want to lose that as I grow more fearful and angry.
I’m new here too, dude. but in the past week i’ve gotten hella hate from the trans activist community for my beliefs on gender dysphoria and biological sex, despite the fact that i myself am a trans man. so i feel you, and my heart goes out to you. hit me up if you ever need a friend.