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Another snippet from a Live Journal conversation.

I think gender should be a toy that we can take out when it’s fun and put away when it’s irrelevant

Perfectly said. Although I’m not sure if we became that evolved the social idea of gender would still exist.

refusing to see anything in the world except transphobia, transphobia, transphobia everywhere

Being a white, middle-class, (more or less) masculine, literate male I do wonder many hidden cultural assumptions that I don’t even see without exerting myelf feel like a slap in the face to people who don’t fit into one or more of the norms. Transpeople. I was trying to talk to my lover earlier today about this. There’s such a wide spectrum amongst the transsexual population that even people who think of themselves as kindly disposed toward transsexuals probably have fixed images that don’t match the diversity of transsexuality.

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