Ftm Reputation

So, I go to a public high school and one of my friends that know I'm FTM said that their was another person like me in the school. At first I was excited, but then I was going to lunch one day and saw him. He was harassing this guy and had him against the wall and started shouting and yelling at him. When I got to the lunch room, I overheard someone talking about it. According to them, it was over a missing pencil. I don't know if that was true or not. I know how teens are with gossip. Then I asked my friend if that was him and she said yes. On another note, he has had plenty of girlfriends. I would be beyond lucky to have one, and he treats them like trash. He's abusive and it always ends violently. My friend said that now those ex-girlfriends are spreading lies that ALL FTM's are like him. This is not good for someone like me who is already on edge about telling people. Now there's a chance that they believe that we are all brutes and bastards. It's all because of that one guy. My friends are still on my side and said they would be there if push comes to shove, but I still can't believe that one person turned almost an entire school's thoughts completely. It's times like these that I'm glad I'm a senior and only have a few months left.
Swordsman101 Swordsman101
18-21, M
1 Response Jan 12, 2013

Sometimes I think life is gracious to us; at least, it clearly demonstrates that everyone is different. It doesn't depend on gender identity, natural abilities or beliefs. It's a matter of choice. Like Sarah Connor mentioned: "The future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves".
Speaking of common opinion, people believe in what they see (in general). If they watch an annual carnival show from Rio, they think that MtFs are eccentric bikini dancers. If they see a young fellow who lives nearby and behaves like your average bully, they may sum up everything they know about FtMs and construct as many conspiracy theories as they can. You saw the birth of myth. That's pretty dreary, but you'll wonder how a "poster boy" may transform opinions. Maybe your example will inspire those guys/girls who are worth of reassuring.