There re those, and for awhile I was one, who say biological sex doesn’t exist. Supporting this is the reality that most of your body couldn’t care one fig what your chromosomes say. The exception was the development of your ovaries or testes or possibly the ovo-testes that form in the development of some intersex…… Continue reading Biological Sex – a political landmine
I’ve been through this with several different women. They look for reasons that labelling me as a woman is wrong. The arguments are familiar, so I’ll be brief about the arguments and answers. First, I would like my reader (ok my cis gendered reader) to imagine that one could safely have everything below the waist…… Continue reading Othering
In the 1970s John’s Hopkins was one of the places you could go to have reassignment surgery performed. The procedure was essentially the same, although there have been many improvements since. However, one notable improvement in the process had not happened yet. The Benjamin rules hadn’t taken over. Virtually anyone could ask for the surgery…… Continue reading What’s wrong with McHugh
In a response about a pro-LGBT woman in Carlisle, MA an anonymous mom writes a rather long letter talking about why what we do is all so wrong. It is, in many ways, a very illuminating view of many on the “anti” LGBT side. It bears understanding because most such people are not the monsters we…… Continue reading This letter makes me so sad
Or Yom HaZikaron. Holocaust day or the day of remembrance, but in both cases remembering the 6 million jews that died in Nazi germany. While not the only genocidal act ever committed it has the dubious honor of being one specifically targeting a group of people for their faith and systematically and efficiently destroying them.…… Continue reading Yom Hashoah
There was recently aired a BBC program on the debates around properly treating trans kids. I’ve read reviews, but the program itself can’t be seen outside the UK. However, we can talk about the subject without getting too deep into a program. On the one side is the thought that a gender dysphoric kid should…… Continue reading Trans children, what’s the correct course?
I live downtown in a city. I was a suburban child with occasional forays into New York City. My mom would take me with her to see her sister (one of many, but the only local one) and we’d ride the commuter rail into Grand Central station. We would stop by Fannie Farmer and I’d…… Continue reading Living in a work zone