When was the last freaking time you even thought about restroom usage?
Maybe you did when you first transitioned but that is one of those things that becomes a past issue pretty quickly for most of us. Now I realize there are certain people, who because of build etc are never going to get past that one. But they too tend to find a place in the world where they can be comfortable.
When it comes to employment age discrimination and sex discrimination are far bigger issues for me than “transdiscrimination”.
Now I can hear the rapidly ramping up of the whine volume that starts with the accusation of selfishness, callousness and escalates into acusations of self-hatred and bigotry. But this does not erase the fact that as we assimilate into just being members of the sex to which we have been reassigned our issues become the same as women of the age and class to which we belong.
These days that often includes fear of layoffs, company closings, loss of life savings, loss of pention plans and fear of being too old to get another decent job.
For some of us strange bigoted legal rulings leave us concerned about issues of inheritance should our husbands/spouses die without a will or the games insurance companies play. For others of us the right to get married to avoid the discrimination faced by same sex couples upon the death of their partner is at the forefront.
It may seem odd but I have a hard time working up any sort of righteous anger regarding what people have to go through to get SRS these days. Transition sucks. It always has and will probably still suck years after I’m dead. I didn’t opt to make counseling sisters my life’s work. Some sisters do and for them this remains a problem.
It would be really helpful for us to have lists of doctors we could go to in major cities across the nation and around the world, who know about hormones and our special needs when dealing with endocrine issues. What I don’t need are the names of transition facilitators.
Nonetheless I still support ant-discrimination and anti-hate crimes laws even if these do not directly affect me just because doing so feels right but other than signing petitions and writing letters I have other matters of political interest that are more my causes.