I literally just made a long post about this on GC like 2 weeks ago.
I am an autistic woman. I got sucked into the trans world after literally all my friends at college became trans in the span of a couple of months. I saw people go from questioning to hormones in less than a month. It was terrifying, honestly.
I got sucked in because I'm gullible. I had always kind of wondered if I had dysphoria. I was uncomfortable with looking like a woman and literally cried during puberty. I remember bawling when my mom first told me I needed to get a bra. So when some of my friends came out as trans, I naturally went, "Hm, maybe I am too?". So I joined a bunch of trans spaces.
I told them all about my reasoning for why I might be trans/nonbinary. They said, "If you think you might be trans, you're trans!" and other stuff like that. Again, I was gullible, so I fell for it. I was really depressed about it because I thought I was a woman smashing gender roles, but it turned out I wasn't a woman at all. During this time, I even brought up stuff about how the dysphoria was probably a complex about growing older or maybe just a side effect of my very conservative upbringing. They told me that I was just making excuses and I should just admit I'm trans already because I definitely am. I believed them. Now, of course, I realize that that's exactly what the dysphoria was, and I'm not actually trans.
So anyways, how did I get out of this? I said above that it was terrifying how I would see people go from cis to hormones rapidly. Even in my most trans days, I was still a truscum (you need dysphoria to be trans). That was some wrongthink that I got passively aggressively reminded about every time I accidentally said something similar. I'm not sure what happened, but one day I searched on Reddit about something in the trans community that was bothering me (it was either how everyone was overly sexual and poly and furries [which I've been told it's homophobia and trnasphobia to hate furries], or it was about the scary fast timeline) and I stumbled upon detrans. As I hadn't actually medically transitioned, I didn't really feel like I fit in there, but somebody linked GC. The sub I'd heard was the most hateful place in the world actually seemed... reasonable? They had kind of said a bunch of things I'd already agreed with, and I realized how illogical the whole trans thing was. I basically realized that day that I wasn't trans.
I am upset and horrified that GenderCritical is banned. I tried to rant to my (very trans-central) social circles that it's unfair that pinkpill got the ban but women-hating subs didn't. I got told immediately by everyone that I should be celebrating because GenderCritical finally got banned. I can't even say anything without getting completely blasted and hated by everyone I know. I'm upset and angry. I feel so alone in the world. All my friends are trans and I can't even say I'm detrans without getting called an egg or saying I'm in denial or have internalized transphobia.
I hate this.