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  •  Riki's thing is a phase that will go away (3+ / 0-)
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    jessical, rserven, white blitz

    as transkids transition younger and are more passable. It is a product of the fact that we either had to forge prescriptions for hormones when we were young, or else had to be so passable to begin with that we turned on the chasers who were gatekeepers of hormones. Most of us could do neither of those things.

    All of that changed with the Internet and the offshore pharmacies. We were liberated from the doctors and the floodgates of hormonal transition were opened. The result is going to be an increase over time in the number of young and very passable Ts. The cognitive dissonance in cisgenders will then go away.

    •  Eh (2+ / 0-)
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      rserven, white blitz

      Older folks will still transition, and as they do, they will experience the same challenges she (and I) did.  There are many many reasons why people don't transition young and these reasons -- which both include internalized shame in a genuinely conservative society and the fact that identity is more complex than that (which she of all people should damn well know) --will not become less present.  Her take simply makes these reasons less legitimate, and the broom in her hand, sweeping away our history and future, is pretty much hers alone.   At least, that's my unpacking of the situation in contrast to her rhetoric.   Mileage varies.

      But I still like Riki way more than the pope.

      Time for bed.

      ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

      by jessical on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:54:08 PM PST

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