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The Simple Steps You Can Take To Be A Better Person Around People Who Are Transgender

Ally: To join with a person or group of people to give support. (Thanks, Merriam-Webster.) Some folks get confused when the topic comes around to gender. Here are some simple tips to help get unconfused, and hopefully help start a conversation that won't leave anyone feeling totally misunderstood.

The Simple Steps You Can Take To Be A Better Person Around People Who Are Transgender
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Sometimes the most innocuous question can give a predator all the information they need to stalk, harass, or assault a woman. That's why Instagram's "safety queen" Cathy Pedrayes has made a series of videos showing women the best times to lie to a stranger.

We've all been raised to tell the truth, but when it comes to being safe there's no reason we should feel compelled to give out personal information to a random stranger. Pedrayes' videos do a great job at not only showing women when to lie and but how to feel comfortable doing so.

Pedrayes originally started making videos about philosophy and being a "mom friend," but soon fell into making clips centered around safety because of her unique background.

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