"You have no idea how it feels to be in the wrong body"
I usually hear this when seeing a gender defender debate about why feelings means he's actually a woman.
And are you fucking kidding me? No one on this earth knows what it means to be alienated from your own body more than "cis" women.
Growing up we're slowly and subtly taught that our body isn't ours. It belongs to that boy that likes you. It belongs to those grown men catcalling at you on the street. Your head is cut off and your body plastered on ads, movie posters, not fully human. We're parsed and cut up into separate cuts of meat all the time. Our legs are wrong, our breasts are wrong, our stomachs are wrong. Sometimes our body is so "wrong" we get implants or liposuction. Sometimes our bodies are so foreign we starve ourselves because we're never "skinny" enough. Have these people forgotten that the first people on earth to experience dysmorphia, which we call dysphoria today, were women who didn't see our bodies the way they actually were? Our bodies are literally treated like objects that are separate from the mind. The first time I felt like my body wasn't mine was when I was 12 wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a cartoon owl on it, walking down the side of the road with my friend and being honked at several times. That's when I know that there was something wrong, that I wasn't allowed to simply exist.
I and every fucking woman alive today have been made to feel alienated about our bodies. And not just externally. There have been so many times I wished I could either detach my female physical attributes or detach my female body as a whole.
Fuck you. You have no idea what it's like to be a woman. And when you say we don't know how it feels to be in the wrong body, you're proving me right.