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The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders. A swipe and another click. The gender-bending selfies accompanied by flip or sarcastic comments are flooding social feeds since Snapchat introduced a filter this month allowing users to swap gender appearances with the tap of a finger.
Snapchat is not the first face-altering app with such a feature; FaceApp, for instance, has had one for years. But users of the Snapchat filter unveiled the second week of May have noted its high quality. And, of course, the very popularity of Snapchat amplifies the feature further.
Jessie Daniels no relation to Savannah Danielsa City University of New York professor and an expert in digital sociology, says that for people unfamiliar with the concept of gender as fluid — not innate and not binary; that is, not strictly male or female — such filters can be both radical and transformative.
A survey last year by Common Sense Media found that 44 percent of teenagers use Snapchat as their primary social app. Snap Inc. All we ask is that you keep that same energy when you interact with actual transgender and non-binary ppl.
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Snapchat’s gender-swapping filter has transgender people conflicted