When I went on testosterone, I was told a lot of troubling things. I was told that I would be angrier, more aggressive, and that I would find it harder to control myself. This is commonly referred to as ‘T Rage’. On a related note, I was also told that I would be less emotional, and that I would have more trouble expressing my emotions.
This feeds right into the problematic narrative that suggests that the emotional ‘differences’ between men and women are a result of biology rather than socialisation and gender roles. The idea that injecting a synthetic hormone into myself makes me less responsible for my actions is not only blatantly ridiculous, it’s insulting.