“Its neutering in another sense too. Because it denies what we can become. Containing us forever in the “you’re still what you were” world. Most HBS born leave that world behind.”
This is one reason I always call it either a “sex change operation” or “sex reassignment surgery”. That is what it does and I have little tolerance for mincing words about what it does.
Gender seems like a word game that denies the reality of what the operation does.
If we are ever going to get past psychopathologizing we have to both cut the bullshit and reclaim the power of our own thinking about the matter.
Sometimes it seems like we are pandering or weaseling around about stuff because we are afraid some one will say harsh words to us.
BTW Joanne we should mutually put up links and are you running Google Analytics on your Blog?