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... as I was doing my morning reading. Definitely something for some deep thinking, and reflection. "The misconception of equating ease of life with β€œpassing” must be dismantled in our culture. The work begins by each of us recognizing that cis people are not more valuable or legitimate and that trans people who blend as cis are not more valuable or legitimate. We must recognize, discuss, and dismantle this hierarchy that polices bodies and values certain ones over others. We must recognize that we all have different experiences of oppression and privilege, and I recognize that my ability to blend as cis is one conditional privilege that does not negate the fact that I experience the world as a trans woman (with my own fears, insecurities, and body-image issues) no matter how attractive people may think I am." - Janet Mock

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@michellelarsen1Β  I'm reading the Foucauld book: The History of Sexuality.
It is very alarming how more acceptable gender fluid was in the past, the notion of binary genders is a product of post 18thC. and continues ...and is a big issue in our time...sorry to say.Β 
How do we reverse that? The case of Herculine Barbin, a19thC. hermaphrodite makes chilling reading with a very familiar message.
We are what we are, we don't need to be fixed or integrated.

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@michellelarsen1 There are 6 short videos where she discusses elements of her book.

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@flatlander48 I will have to watch them; after dinner πŸ™‚

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Of course, the videos would be far more interesting with the Liberty Auto Insurance ads. :rofl:

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@flatlander48Β  Β  Thanks Dee for the link !Β  Β Marg

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Horse pucky, intelectual non sence

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@flatlander48 ...DeeAnn,Β  I'm sorry I do not remember...

"Β  @terria67Β You are reacting to what, exactly?"

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Terri

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Everyone deserves to be treated with respectΒ 

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People just really don't read back into history of different cultures and beliefs . As new powers of be take over , rules and laws change to the mess we have nowΒ 

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Thanks for the useful information.

Gisela

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