I am bisexual female teenager and a lot of the time I catch myself thinking, “I wish I was a man.” Why? Because if I was a man people would take me seriously when I go out for the leadership roles I want. If I was a man, I wouldn’t have the be sexualized all the time. If I was a man, I wouldn’t have to settle for the home staying mother role. I don’t want to have to be compressed into the silent, easy-going woman stereotype. I want to be able to do anything without someone calling me a stupid little girl.
But I know that I only wish to be a man because of all the negatives associated to being female. I am perfectly fine with my body and my femininity. I can still do all these things as a female but it’s harder because of how society values men.
If it wasn’t for this community, I would probably be believing I was transgender, especially with how any sign of not fitting into your assigned sex means you are trans. Every question of “Am I Trans?” is answered with a yes or a most likely.
A big thank you for being a down to earth community that doesn’t call out “transphobia!” and shut you down at any little thing going against their beliefs.