trying to find articles about this now
surely it’s just as simple as gender is self-defined and everyone has the right to decide and be believed about what they identify as.
Same here, when I read about demisexuality I was like that’s me!!! And it felt so nice because I felt like a freak for so many years for never really fancying anyone, especially beyond the years where I could kid myself that I was too young (although from the age of about 7 or 8 kids my age were already talking about crushes so i lost that fight pretty early lol). I’ve never been in a relationship which I know is not very typical at my age but honestly for the first time ever I’m not ashamed or bothered or defensive about it the way I used to be. It’s so nice to have stuff to read up about, especially when you find out your feelings are totally valid, not uncommon and completely okay
Plenty of TERFs have used that argument tbf.