Except that definition of “trap” is the common transmisogynistic view of trans women
which was sort of the point??? that that’s pretty much what some people (wrongly) think transwomen are…and that definition of…
I tend to think of ‘trap’ more of a man who can look like a woman and pretends to be one for the purpose of trolling people, regardless if they are or are not trans.
Except that it is thrown at people like me when we try to date. Because how dare we icky trannies dare be sexual creatures. I mean ew, what is up with our genitals?
That is a problem.
Yeah, it erases my identity, and suggests that I am a sexual predator. Which is why I’m at risk for using the correct bathroom. Or am denied access to fitting rooms. Because I am doing all this effort to see something I can see for free online. Because why would someone want to not be male? Must not be able to get a girlfriend, amirite?
Well, this world is a sick cruel place that will always corrupt ideas for use as slurs. It has to be fought. But I think the better way is to use the word only when proper than trying to erase it. I feel like trying to get rid of it only makes it stronger.