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Today I Learned... About the Snapchat Gender Filter

In the middle of May, Snapchat released another filter, one that could essentially change your appearance to a woman. It was extremely controversial, especially amongst the transgender community. Many transgenders have complained how it strikes to close to home and that they struggled to get to where they are now. They don't want to be reminded of their by past, which could happen from using the Snapchat filter.

This generation is much different from previous generations. This generation is much more sensitive than past generations due to the many different views that people have. Huge debates have come about recently about gender and abortion because of this and the law in Alabama essentially banning abortion. I think that this filter is acceptable and was not created with any bad intent. I understand where people are coming from, but they should just avoid the filter if they don't want to see the girl version of themselves.




Sources:

McMillan, Jeff. “In Gender-Swap Photo Filters, Some Trans People See Therapy.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 17 May 2019, abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/trans-people-gender-swap-photo-filters-mere-game-63098317.