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  •  I don't feel it makes me unacceptable... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...other people do. ;-)  I'm perfectly fine with me.  

    I can't speak for anyone else, of course, but in my case, I have not become my daughter's "mother" just because I had a sex-change.  Mother is more than being a female parent.  My daughter refers to me as her parent and I am perfectly fine with that.

    All of which doesn't mean that I don't have issues about never having been a mother, because I do.

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    by rserven on Sat Aug 12, 2006 at 08:12:44 PM PDT

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    •  I am (0+ / 0-)

      perfectly fine with you too!  See my post upthread:  I will repeat it for you:

      I understand where you are coming from.  My heart aches for you that you feel that being a transsexual makes you unacceptable. I work for an attorney who does family law.  We have a case where the father of a child has had a sex change operation and become a "mother. We represent the birth mother who is severely disabled.  The birth mother is so disabled that she cannot take care of this child. I read the father's  deposition (all  200 pages of it) and I have changed my mind.  I actually believe that the child, a little boy, would be better off with his father who is actually his "other" mother now.  I read this person's 200 page deposition. He said that when he was a small child he "knew" he was female rather than male.  I do not pretend to thorougly understand this, but I do believe him,and I do believe that he/she is intitled to live his/her life as he/she feels most comfortable.  

      I do not know what weapons World War III will be fought with. World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein

      by elveta on Sat Aug 12, 2006 at 08:36:10 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting that this issue should come up. (4+ / 0-)
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      I took my daughter to a birthday party for one of her friends today. They're all pre-K, and they had a great time. On the way home, I was telling my daughter how nice the birthday girl's mom was, and my daughter started talking about another girl's parent. She said, "Hannah's dad is a girl." It was perfectly matter-of-fact, no judgment at all; just an observation. I'm not even sure what that meant, but I think it's just another reminder that kids do notice our differences, but they don't make judgments until they see us do it. BTW, my response was: "Yes, I guess some dads can be girls. Most of the time they're boys, but they can sometimes be girls, too." I figured that was as specific as I should get with a four year-old.

      "Ain't but two sides to this world. Them that work and them that don't. You work, they don't. That's all you got to know about the enemy."

      by motherlowman on Sat Aug 12, 2006 at 08:42:58 PM PDT

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    •  Wow... Ken (1+ / 0-)
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      you are right, and you are a lucky one because most people can't say they are okay with themselves.  Most people haven't stopped long enough to think about it, have they?

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