"If someone represents themself as a doctor without the appropriate credentials, they're not a special snowflake, they're a criminal."
Asked by koalastick
Yeah. That analogy that anon made didn’t really make sense. It’s like, no, I wouldn’t doubt someone telling me they’re a doctor, because what reason would I have to doubt them? Anyone above a certain level of intelligence can become a doctor. But if they didn’t practice, or didn’t have any credentials, or couldn’t answer any questions about medicine, or were under the age of, say, 25 at the least, then I would start to doubt them.
Likewise, if someone tells me they’re asexual, then okay, maybe they really are. But it’s already rare, and if they’re a teenager, and confused about their sexuality, and don’t really know much about their identity or how sexuality or their bodies work yet, in the context of a website that loves making up new orientations/genders/identities on the fly in order to seem special, then yeah, I have reason to doubt them.