Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Trans gressions

Here's a detailed look at some of the subversive and contentious issues in transgender theory.  It acknowledges that some transwomen never quite feel like women, despite being told that transitioning will resolve the dysphoria, and then they feel betrayed.  There are people for whom transitioning solves that problem, and people for whom it does not.  These groups butt heads a lot.  There are different theories, because there are different people, and their experiences are not all the same.  This can be very hurtful.

Well, one reason I just stick with genderqueer is that current technology can't offer anything that I would value at a cost I could afford, and that's something I can figure out easily at a glance, so I know not to make that mistake.  Not everyone is that self-aware.  And some people really do have the kind of issue that can  be fixed with what's available, and they should have that opportunity.  Trans identity is the ultimate "one size does not fit all" issue.  The main thing I keep thinking, however, which applies to all sides of the argument, is this:

"For if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without."

EDIT 12-16-15: ng_moonmoth has written a post inspired by this one, with further insightful discussion of these gender issues.
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