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  •  "I always felt wrong" (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm currently reading The Lives of Transgender People by Beemyn and Rankin & while I'm not going to recommend it unless you have insomnia or an untoward affinity for statistical analyses, mixed in with their research are comments of the trans people interviewed in their data collection.  In that light, Kaden's comments, while well thought out and clear, are not extraordinary.  Apparently most trans* are aware that they are different early in life, with varying degrees of resignation/compromise based on the social milieu and "family values".  & age makes a difference as well; while we still have many many social problems to solve, there appears to be a better ability for trans* born after say 1980 to recognize the diversity of gender in nature and thus to not be as limited in definitions of self, leading I think to greater authenticity & honesty that was the case earlier.  More people defining themselves as "other gendered" for instance rather than attempting to conform to the binary.

    I feel like if I’m being me, then I’m hurting other people.
    Only in a mean, horrible world would this child feel that way.

    I do not demand tolerance, I demand equal rights. --Anna Grodzka

    by VeggiElaine on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 08:44:09 AM PDT

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