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experiences hitching as a transfemme?

Discussion in 'Hitchhiking' started by forestwitch, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. forestwitch

    forestwitch is getting to know the place

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    hey everyone,

    i've been hitching a lot over the past few years all over europe and i've always tried to hide my gender while doing so for safety concers by putting on different clothes and stuff. i've probably still been read as not so much gender-conforming but it never really had any effects. well, except for one dude wondering why i was wearing nail polish.

    i've been wondering if there's other transfeminine folks on this forum and how you deal with hitch-hiking. i always feel super uncomfortable when putting on boyouflage, it's definetly what i hate most about hitch-hiking. but i still do it because i'd feel too vulnerable being out in a strangers' car if they turn out to be a transphobe/transmisogynist.

    would love to hear about some experiences!
     
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  2. Space Cadet

    Space Cadet is getting to know the place

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    I'm a trans chick. No experience yet, but probably will have some in the next few days. I'll let you know how it goes

    Would be interested in hearing others experiences too.
     
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    I'd be extremely careful. Not to incite fear but straight up? As a queer/asexual man in southern California, I've seen my fair share of homophobia just at the street level...so I'm sure you can imagine more. Sorry to say but SoCal is a hotbed of right-wing racists...trust.

    So just be xtra careful.

    Goddess bless.
     
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    I'd like to be able to disagree w/ this, but unfortunately it seems to be true. I come off as more of a fem gay kid at the moment and have gotten a lot of shit from it. Lots of stares and people who beckon me over for assumably nefarious reasons. Made the mistake of getting in the car w/ some bum offering to help me out and the fucker wanted me to jerk him off for cash. He was a sketchy mofo so it was a real hairball situation. Stupid crackhead thought I was that low... I would agree that being careful is important though.

    That's not homophobia, but predators are out there. Keep your eye out friends
     
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    I always dress as masc and straight as possible, the times I’ve hitched wearing crop tops or with my hair down haven’t been bad but I was only hitching a short distance, I would recommend hiding as much as possible, or not hiding and being like super fucking buck, but know that anything can happen
     
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