Dennis released a video at about his theory on “cissexism”, which he says is interchangeable with “transphobia” and means[People] might argue that being attracted to women without vaginas in no way negatively affects trans people, but on the other hand I would argue it’s more complicated than that. If you’re a trans man who is only attracted to women with vaginas (I can’t believe I actually had to write that phrase) are you “cissexist” and “transphobic” as well?
We all have our implicit biases built into our preferences and gender isn’t as simple as just the genitals you have. Riley goes on to discuss the rebuttals to his “cissexism” argument, admitting that he has received many complaints from lesbians who claim he is engaging in “lesbian erasure”. It took a great deal of effort to even type the previous paragraph, so I’ll stop here and let the rest of the video speak for itself.
We all have our implicit biases built into our preferences, and gender isn’t as simple as just the genitals you have.
But, after I say that, I usually get a bunch of blatantly cissexist responses.
Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race.
On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women.
On the other hand, I would argue that it’s more complicated than that.Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.AYI analyzed some 2.4 million heterosexual interactions—meaning every time a user clicked either “yes” or “skip”—to come up with these statistics.The study, to be published in the upcoming April issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, shows that the importance of education levels is one factor that changes significantly with age.The study found that online daters with a high level of education are consistently likely to reach out to those who have the same level of education when they are younger.So I thought I’d address all of those responses at once.In this argument, I often get accused of homophobia, lesbophobia, or lesbian erasure by lesbians who believe that I’m trying to change their sexual orientation or identity.They say that my language sounds a lot like a dude who tried to turn them straight or like conversion therapy. This is because I’m not telling lesbians that they can’t be lesbians.If you’re a woman who only likes women, go ahead, identify as a lesbian! And if the fact that some lesbians might be attracted to those women offends you, it’s because you don’t think trans women are real women.The explosion of online dating has given academic researchers an unprecedented opportunity: to analyze vast troves of digital data to tell a fuller story on how humans, in this moment in time, are approaching the dating game.New research from Australia sheds light on what online daters are actually looking for, and how those criteria dynamically evolve as they age.