>Not exactly true. There is no material difference, but there is a conceptual/social one. If you asked someone if a barstool is a chair, they would say no. I couldn’t find the specific stool, but the barstools at my mom’s house have backs which are only a few inches high. It’s so low that nobody would call it a chair. So how high does the back have to get before it can be labeled a chair? It doesn’t really matter. We ascribe labels due to their utility in given circumstances, but if that utility is lost, we move past those labels.
So what is this conceptual/social distinction? I am sure that there are some bar stools with some backrests that are so short that some people would not call them a chair. But, there are some barstools that I am pretty confident in calling them chairs, like this one. https://www.target.com/p/woodsboro-adjustable-barstool-threshold-153/-/A-53765644?preselect=52801297#lnk=sametab
But, there are also some chairs that I would not call a bar stool, like this one. https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Puresoft-PU-Padded-Mid-Back-Computer/dp/B081H44MHD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=HYXJSZCJUULK&keywords=Chair&qid=1661667134&sprefix=chair%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1-spons&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.006c50ae-5d4c-...
Finally, there are bar stools that I would not call a chair that I am pretty sure that nobody would call them a chair, like this one. https://www.amazon.com/MAISON-ARTS-Industrial-Upholstered-Countertop/dp/B08DN8M5W4/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2WSYLXR4IAAJL&keywords=bar+stool&qid=1661667483&sprefix=bar+stool%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-2-spons&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.f5122f16-...
Like Lindsey Ellis said about plot holes and plot contrivances: There is a difference between a bar stool and a chair. But, its not a binary variable. Its more like a gradient.
>Skipping ahead a bit to the question of euphoria, there may be many of us who use the term “gender euphoria” to describe a certain feeling, but that euphoria doesn’t always come from the same thing. What gives one girl euphoria may even give another dysphoria. And gender euphoria doesn’t always feel the same either. Also, there are those who may find that ideas of dysphoria/euphoria don’t describe their experience, but they still maintain a gender identity. Gender euphoria isn’t the only expression of one’s internal experience of gender.
In that case: I am really not sure that "trans women" are a valid category.
>And yeah, obviously humans knew water existed before we discovered the H2O molecules, but that doesn’t preclude my point. Just because we later develop another word to describe a thing doesn’t make it not a word for that thing. H2O is water. Water is H2O. In modern lexicon, it functions as another (albeit not frequently used) term for water.
I will grant that H2O is another word for water. But at the same time, saying that Water is H20 is a circular definition isn't accurate. Even if someone doesn't know what "water" is. But they do know what "hydrogen" and "oxygen" are, then telling them that water = H20 will give them actual information that they didn't have before. So its not a circular definition to say "water = H2O."
oops forgot to list it, but its an amazon basics chair! here's the link to it