A new publication regarding transsexual people in Germany seems to be creating controversy.
I really am not into personally digesting this one. While I might scan the English language portions I lack the knowledge of German to read much of it and Babel Fish is both tedious to use and lacking in nuance.
The fact is I would rather read what we have to offer regarding our own lives as we are the only valid experts. If you haven’t lived it you can only speak from the arrogant sort of position one finds when the imperialist speaks of the colonized or the misogynistic male speaks of women.
Matters only worsen when this speaking from ignorance is done by academics wishing to polish their credentials and further their careers.
I’m sure criticism of this publication will continue over the next few weeks and months. As time for studying it permits and translations become available I am sure I will revisit and critique it.
I would be willing to publish reader submitted explanations, elaborations and critiques of this statement. Let me know in the comments section and I will contact you regarding the submission of an article.