From belowmentioned survey (cw: long, species dysphoria) Show more
"If desired, provide reasoning for why your gender is or isn't related to your alterhuman identity. Be as brief or as lengthy as you wish."
I strongly feel that my discomfort with "gender" is due to having to fit into either a male or a female social, and sexual, role. I found the female role especially constraining due to the extra demands imposed upon female-presenting people, but I realised I equally don't wish to present as a male, or at least a male human. There is no human gender role that fits me and thus my feelings of gender dysphoria, of never being able to slot into a comfortable gender role because society and the way I look won't allow it, are directly born from species dysphoria.
"If desired, provide reasoning for why they are or aren't similar to each other. Be as brief or as lengthy as you wish."
Both involve feelings of being shaped wrong-- of being perceived wrongly by other people-- of being "in the wrong body", in my case. Many people argue that "trapped in the wrong body" is an inaccurate descriptor for them, but I feel it's right for me-- I can never adjust this body to be anything close to the body I desire.