I'm not gonna takes sides, but I will comment on that exchange for a bit.
you don't "need" anything.
basically saying "you don't need, you just want". it comes off as rude the way you said it, though. careful.
instead of begging people to support you, how about working for it yourself?
that's assuming they don't anything to fill thier everyday, nor put effort into thier own transition.
if you're in financial trouble in the first place, why on earth are you spending it on something cosmetic such as this?!
finally, this is your argument. just this alone would've been enough.
I get your POV, but you lack information on the matter. for example, the fact that you don't have all the time in the world to get your transition done. you want it done while you're as young as possible, it's the only way to escape late puberty (and beyond) gender characteristics.
as Arisotura said, having thier facial hair removed is a requirement to pass a sort of.. test.
they didn't specificy that in your exchange, but have been going on about it for a very long while on here.
said "test" is to either legally qualify as a girl or be allowed to proceed further with transition, I don't honestly know which. it's something along those lines.
it's not just to visibly pass as a girl and be happy about themselves.
but thing is, they have already started thier transition. they can't just postpone this forever, let alone after pouring so much money into hormone therapy already.
also, if they leave facial hair alone they have a lot more chances to be harrassed. you wouldn't just sit through that either if you were in thier shoes.
Secondly, you possess many skills that are employable by the majority of tech-related fields. If you get out there and make an effort to get employed, things would not be much of an issue for you.
have you ever seen employers for what they are? have you seen the "we'll call you back if we feel like hiring you (but we won't haha)" system Arisotura's been rejected everywhere due to?
they even went through a reeducation program to be more employable, with a whopping zero results.
employers choose. you don't. if you haven't been through that shit, don't act like you know better. also, more assuming Arisotura doesn't even try to get a job.
It's not as if you're entitled to donations either. I do not see why somebody would have a compelling reason to donate to something that's purely cosmetic, especially when you state you're in financial trouble.
they're not. they're asking politely for goodwill.
they're not just banking the money you donate to them and using it to help deal with thier financial trouble.
they keep it aside for the stated purpose and work on thier financial trouble by themselves. they don't butter it up with the money you give.