- Being Trans Isn’t Scientifically Backed.
The scientific consensus is that sex is determined in the first two months of pregnancy while sexual differentiation in the brain occurs in the second half of pregnancy causing gender in-congruence in many trans people.
- Detransition is Common.
People who decide to detransition are rare. The majority of trans people who go through transition see significant improvements in their lives without regret.
- Children are too Young to Know.
Studies have shown that trans children, as young as 5 years-old, respond to psychological gender-association tests as quickly and consistently as cisgender children.
- Being Transgender is a Mental Illness.
The Mental disorders of Gender in-congruence/dysphoria, can be minimized or cured through proper healthcare. Moreover, not all trans people have these disorders. Thus, not a mental illness.
- Transgender Women are Predators.
This is a narrative designed to spread fear about trans women; while simultaneously erasing trans men. Trans women are far more likely to be victims of violence.
- Transgender People are New.
There are countless cross-culture examples of societies that recognized more than one gender throughout the history of humanity.
- Trans Stereotypes are Accurate.
Some trans and non-binary people align with gender norms, some do not. The diversity in presentation within the trans community aligns with the general population.
- Trans People Enjoy Discussing Transition.
Transgender people, like most people, do not enjoy discussing their personal health with strangers or colleagues. Trans advocates and activists are likely to be more open, but for the majority, this is not the case.
- Misgendering isn’t a big deal
Misgendering a trans person can not only be devastating for them, but it can also be a catalyst for them committing suicide. 50% of trans people have attempted suicide
- Transgender = Drag
While some trans people perform drag, the majority of trans people don’t. Drag is a performative and theatrical art that is gender adjacent. Drag is a performance hobby and being trans is about who you are.