My dog gets a bit funny if I'm working late and she's sleeping in another room.
But my laptop setup is in a spare room, and she sleeps in the bedroom.
So right now I'm typing at my laptop, my partner is asleep in a spare bed to my left, and my dog is asleep by my feet in her dog bed.
Apparently this is fine for her, as long as the family's all together
A gentle suggestion for newer trans folks
Okay so, a definite pattern in trans communities is that quite often, the folks who are most outspoken about discourse-y topics are those who have figured out their gender or started transition relatively recently. This applies to both internal community discussions and external advocacy.
This is especially true when it comes to opining on what language or creative works are unacceptable.
And like, I was there too. I get it. You're coming out of decades of living with culture and individuals that are shit to trans people. You've also been reading as much online gender theory as you can, and thinking about trans issues all the time. These topics are high in your mind. You feel confident that your takes are solid.
Listen though. For the first like, two years of your time in the community... maybe hold off on the shouting about what you feel is problematic.
I say this with love: there's nuance and context that you haven't learned yet. Reading a shitload of posts and essays or hanging out in a trans support group isn't enough. Context and nuance take time. Give it some time.
There's a reddit thread about a woman who adopted a GSD and was injured while taking photos of them.
Unfortunately the thread is full of misinformation about dogs! A lot of the comments demonise the woman involved, saying that she ought to have seen the signs the dog was sending out from the photos available.
I've seen them, and as a GSD owner, I would not immediately know the dog was upset from those photos. Dog signals are *dog* specific, even if there are general signs.
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