This is not a hate message and I beg you to read it.
If you feel some form of disconnect or discomfort with things like your genitals or secondary sex characteristics, and desire them to be different or absent, you are dysphoric.
I know a lot of you have probably been taught that dysphoria is hating your body or your self or some other aspect about you, it’s not true and I urge you to spread the proper definition of dysphoria, regardless of what you feel about what makes someone trans.
Being misinformed about dysphoria, I imagine a few of you fit this definition, if that’s the case, please don’t call yourself non-dysphoric trans people. As much as you want to stick it to the big bad truscum and all, it’ll probably help you avoid any tricky situations with the more violent members of the group.
If you don’t fit this new definition but still call yourself trans, I’m not gonna lecture you about it, I don’t care about that, just please, please, please spread the correct definition.
Spreading false information about these kinds of things can really harm people. I don’t know if it was fake or real but recently I saw someone tell an anon that it would be problematic if they identified as trans after the anon described perfectly what dysphoria is and said that was what they experienced.
So regardless of your opinion on dysphoria, whether you call yourself trans or cis, whether you are dysphoric or not, whether you think you might be or not, what side of the debate you are on, or even if you don’t have a side, I urge you to share this around as it could help people realise that they are dysphoric. And I know how much it helped me when I was told what dysphoria is, I stopped feeling like a freak, I stopped feeling broken, I stopped feeling a lot of things and started to feel a lot more comfortable, so if this post can bring that to more people I’ll be content.