Why You Should Stop Posting The ‘Real Men, Real Women’ Memes

Trans people have complex identities that go beyond gender, sex, and sexualities, and the “real men, real women” myth doesn’t allow for that discussion.

I recently stumbled across a few interesting pictures that illustrated the characteristics of “real men” and “real women.” Included in these characteristics was a particular “look.” Initially, I didn’t understand what troubled me about these images.

Although I recognized the “real men, real women” mantra was often used by people to discuss what they want in a partner, hearing it iterated aloud was unsettling and felt intentionally polarizing.

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