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  •  I think this is analogous to being a woman. (3+ / 0-)
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    jlms qkw, Mets102, gmats

    (Which is funny considering someone mistook you for a woman downthread).

    I'm black, so I can't blend in racially; but our society is not threatened by women in the same way as it is black men. I don't fear for my safety in the same way men do.

    When I was butch, I would pass as a man more often than not. I can say that I experienced much sharper aggression when people mistook me for a man. I had cops threaten my life. Much, much different experience.

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