can someone explain how otherkin isn’t disrespectful to trans people and native americans who have actual spirit animals
Otherkin aren’t disrespectful to transpeople because the two phenomena have nothing to do with one another, really. Transpeople
- fictionkin/otherkin is not about gender.
- a kintype is not a gender
- otherkin as a whole are not ‘trans-species’
Similarities between being kin and being transgender
- *both experience a mismatch in their physical body versus their mental/spiritual perception of themselves
- *both experience anguish due to internal conflicts between body and mind/soul
Differences between being kin and being transgender
- *kin may experience memories and flashbacks to their other lives, transpeople do not
- *trans people experience systematic oppression, kin do not
- *transpeople are forced pre-transition to constantly dress, speak and act in a way incongruent with their identity, kin are not
- *transpeople are stigmatized by places of employment, and entire governments, kin are not.
- *transpeople are forced to jump through medical and legal hoops to have their identities recognized, kin are not
- Transpeople are expected to present as their chosen gender all the time, kin are not.
- *gender is a fundamental societal marker that is constantly being evaluated by people at all times, kintype is not.
- A kintype does not affect someone’s pronouns or gender identity as a whole.
- Kin are not claiming to be oppressed the way transpeople are
- Kin do not invade trans spaces on kin terms.
additionally, a lot of kin ARE transgender as well as being kin.
As for how its not disrespectful to native americans: firstly native americans are not the only culture to worship animals, and its disrespectful to lump all native americans into having ‘spirit animals’ because there are/were many different native american traditions.
Worship of animals and animals spirits is a phenomenon that permeates various different cultures of the world.
@inexplicablehanyou help me out here?