Snapchat’s ‘gender-swap’ filter exposes the internet’s casual transphobia

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is a face filter for everything, from putting puppy ears on your head to horrifically swapping your face with inanimate objects. 
The latest filter trend on Snapchat is gender. Yep, just gender. This filter, in particular, captured people’s attention in a way that others haven’t, becoming so popular that people have re-downloaded Snapchat, an app seemingly being left in the social media dust, to use it.
The filter is fairly simple: It swaps your features for traditionally feminine or masculine ones. When it rolled out last week, the internet had a field day, with users fantasizing about what it would be like to swap genders. But it wasn’t all fun and games for the trans community, who had to witness both their cis friends and strangers suddenly turning the act of “switching genders” into the latest viral joke. Read more…More about Snapchat, Gender, Snapchat Filters, Trans Community, and Social Good

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