• @Rolder
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    243 months ago

    Removed by mod

    • @haikunaaa@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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      If you’re just talking about the fediverse, it’s probably because a lot of us (MtF’s I mean) got interested in things like tech at a young age, and that interest just persisted into adulthood. Interests like that aren’t pushed as much to people raised as girls, so a lot of FtM people don’t really get into it, if they even have the chance to try it at all.

      If you mean society as a whole, well there are a lot of reasons. A big one imo is media representation. Every single sitcom had a trans girl character at some point, but the only one I could think of that had a trans guy before the 2000s was the Golden Girls.

      • @crystal@feddit.de
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        But wouldn’t that oppose the idea of transgender? If a trans woman is a woman, wouldn’t they be more common in female dominated areas?

        • @shea@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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          nope. i was living as a dude who liked dude stuff, now that I’m living as a woman I’m not gonna change everything i like just to conform to your idea of a woman. sometimes girls like dude stuff too

          • @crystal@feddit.de
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            Sometimes girls like dude stuff. But if trans women were the same as cis women, it’d be just as rare for trans women to like dude stuff as it is for cis women.

            The only reason (that does not conflict with the idea of trans and cis women being equal) I see why that occurs is that perhaps trans women are indoctrinated to like dude stuff when they’re young, and that indoctrination remains even after transitioning.

            • @yetAnotherUser@feddit.de
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              Uh isn’t an easier explanation that society encourages people to get hobbies fitting their gender stereotype and discourages the opposite?

              There is no dude stuff, there’s what society thinks dude stuff should be and people raised as dudes are more likely to get hobbies matching these expectations.

            • @shea@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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              13 months ago

              nobody thinks trans women are “the same as” cis women. The only thing any woman is guaranteed to have in common with another woman is that they are a woman. That goes for all types of women

        • @eupraxia@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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          I’m still the same metalhead as ever, hah. Transition doesn’t change your interests, passions, and hobbies. If transfems are into some traditionally masc things as a product of being raised as boys, that’ll tend to stick around after transitioning. That doesn’t make them not women, but it does make them more likely to be in traditionally masc spaces than cis women.

          And ultimately, I feel that’s a good thing - there’s really no reason women wouldn’t be interested in metal outside of cultural norms, and if more trans women are in those spaces I hope it makes cis women more comfortable to explore those interests too.

      • @Rolder
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        Nah some searching tells me that even in society as a whole, trans women are 2-4 times more common then the opposite.

          • @Rolder
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            I was kind of thinking the same. A woman with masculine traits is generally more accepted then a man with feminine traits. In the west anyway.

    • @JokklMaster@lemmy.world
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      It’s because it is. The short version is because it’s socially acceptable for a woman to be somewhat masculine but it’s not socially acceptable for a man to be feminine. A man wearing makeup, a dress, etc. stands out way more than a woman wearing a suit, jeans, etc. It is believed that this results in higher rates of transwomen. Obviously this is an oversimplified explanation, but it’s the gist of it.

      Source: Multiple degrees in psychology.

    • First Majestic Comet
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      53 months ago

      I’ve always wondered that as well, it’s really weird because you would think it’s an even split but it ends up being so extremely disproportionate.

    • Franzia
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      I can’t figure out how to log off my computer