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    Blanchard came out of the Canadian gender centers, and he's kind of icky.  Jos Megens, who is the opposite of icky and a real friend to us in many important ways, is with the Dept of Andrology at the VU in NL.  The NHS is notoriously harsh in GB but if you can navigate it, then social insurance covers.  I think in the US it was a combination of the insurance industry, and the fact the people who ran the gender centers (the Moneys and Blanchards of the world) had a particularly narrow view of who trans women are, and the times changed and they reacted by saying no insurance, no social validity...a whole bunch of stuff at once.  

    Yeah, our movement emphasizes not gender, but the gender revolution.  As in, deconstruct gender!  I was a very early GenderPAC volunteer and have argued both sides.  And if you're deconstructing gender, then things like GID or surgical recourse or any of that, well, we've had this conversation, as we've both pointed out, many times.  I kind of liked Serrano and Whipping Girl, if that puts me on the opinion spectrum for you :}  

    ...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 Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 06:19:40 PM PDT

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    •  I'm a post-op (4+ / 0-)

      and I'm not going to deconstruct away the legitimacy of SRS.

      Apart from that, I want these psychologist quacks out of my face and my trans-sisters' faces and especially out of the faces of transkids. Starting with Zucker and Blanchard.

      Bailey we have already handled.

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