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Signal boost: questioning transphobia

A post on Questioning Transphobia that I think is important to read and talk about.

Traumatic as hell to read and think about. It is a hell of a situation to be in from any angle, especially as it comes to defying the "wisdom" of transphobic medical professionals.

[Edit 2010/01/18: The destination post has since been locked, so I'm opening comments. One thing that transgendered and other non-gender-binary people have to think about that the rest of us have the privilege of not considering: if I am lying in the hospital unable to make my wishes known, will they address me by the correct name and gender? Even if the people closest to me know my correct name and gender and address me by it, will they be overruled by transphobic medical staff? Link included hellishly traumatic story with real names redacted. Include this in your in-case-the-worst-should-happen documentation and legal papers.]

Crossposted. comment count unavailable comments.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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