Thank you thank you! First of all, I would never refer to others in this way. I used those terms because they were the terms being used by the asker. I understand that clothing is not inherently gendered and I see myself as simply a male identifying person who likes to wear dresses. But not everyone understands that clothing is not inherently gendered, so how better can I explain what I’m doing to someone who doesn’t have that concept under their belt yet? That’s a genuine question and my intention is not to be defensive. Thank you for your insight!
I understand that certain terms are offensive and we should never use them to refer to human beings; it’s shameful and disgusting to make people feel that way with slurs. This is common sense, and OP never should have used those terms (I’m sure they did so from a place of ignorance, but I digress)
But how can we have discourse about why terms are hurtful and why they don’t justly and correctly describe people if we can’t refer to those terms and critique their use without censorship? This is something I still don’t fully understand and would like to understand.