Ape+lust wrote: ↑
Brave and stunning. Stunning and brave. Bravely stunning. Stunningly brave.
If women don't wake the fuck up soon, mansplaining assholes in dresses will commandeer ALL their women-only shit. ...
STILL waiting for a tale of a transplant of functioning ovaries, the sine qua non
of both "female" and of "woman" - rather doubt producing their own ova is anything that Bruce Jenner & other #TransLoonies will be doing any time soon.
Though I can really understand that "gender dysphoria" is, for many at least, not exactly a picnic. A NYTimes "Best Pick" comment to their recent article - Being Trans Is Not a Mental Disorder
- on the topic:
I am a member of the T community. When I was 4 years old I asked my mother "was a mistake made, am I supposed to be a girl."
I didn't speak about it again until I was 53 and my life became unlivable. In the past 3 years my life has taken such a change and not the change I expected.
In late 2015 I was a complete and total mental wreck. After 50 years of struggling with the "I should have been a girl" issue it was all I thought about. My work suffered, my personal life suffered, my relationships suffered and I was an angry human being.
In the last three years I've been on Estrogen and Anti-Androgen medication and I'm amazed at the difference. I NEVER think about my gender any more. All the noise in my head has gone away. I'm a much happier person and I'm at the top of my game in all aspects of my life.
Obviously there is a LONG story here but my point is, I knew at age 4 that something was wrong. I lived with anguish and desire for 50 years. Is that right? Is that what some people want?
Outside of the immediate family of someone who transitions it doesn't affect anyone. One of my guiding thoughts during the last three years was "No body cares. If someone does care they are a No body."
If you have never met and spoken with someone who is transgender you might be surprised to learn that we are people just like your neighbor who is Left Handed (Research how in the 1920's being left handed was removed from the mental disorders list!)
I geddit that there's a perception
or a "feeling" of being "in the rong body!!" But there ARE objective correlates to the words we use, and disconnecting the two doesn't help anyone.
Ape+lust wrote: ↑
Keeping them out would be a whole lot easier than throwing them out.
Indeed. Ounce of prevention and all that ...
ICYMI, quite a good article at The Spectator by Kirkup [beam me up Scotty ...]:
Haven't read the entire article yet myself, although I've seen some tweets by the woman harassed; criminal that the perps are getting away with outright thuggery - those ones and many others in similar circumstances. Someone should be reading the Riot Act to those responsible.
Polythene Pam ...