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Music from Another Star

“We used a numerical simulation of TRAPPIST-1 to play a piano note every time a planet passes in front of the star (a ‘transit’) and a drum every time a faster inner planet overtakes its outer neighbour (a 'conjunction’). To assign pitches, we simply scaled up the orbital frequencies by 212 million times to bring them into the human hearing range. The TRAPPIST-1 system is a resonant chain which means that the periods of the planets’ orbits are very close to whole number ratios (ex. 3:2, 4:3). This is exactly what makes two musical notes sound consonant when played together and as a result, TRAPPIST-1 creates a beautiful, but slightly twisted harmony. For the same reason, the transits and conjunctions occur in a steady, repeating pattern. The crackling sound heard towards the end is Kepler’s K2 lightcurve data of the star’s observed brightness sped up by many times.”

Matt Russo, Dan Tamayo and Andrew Santaguida

One of the reasons I transitioned (and I stress that sex dysphoria was also a thing for me, so please don’t go telling me it was all gender roles, and talking down to me) was that I got on well with men, I shared many of their interests and felt relaxed in their company. It only occurred to me recently that this was due to feelings of validation, that I desperately need men to approve of me, and it gives me a sense of wholeness that being around women can’t, because even when it’s reduced to the subconscious, I still envy every other woman, I still feel that she is a rival because she has something I don’t, she’s a “real” woman whom men can find attractive, and not some horrid fraud.

Being around men validates me on a few levels and I wish this would stop affecting my relationships with the women in my life, especially those I really value and keep hurting.

Any reasons you have for wanting to transition  (to any extent) are good reasons.

Dysphoria is only one reason to transition, but there are others, too.

You, better than anyone, know what you need to live a full and satisfying life.

As long as your reasons seem sound to you, then they should be good enough for everyone else.

time lapses/jumps v continuity errors

it’s come to my attention that some of y’all tend to confuse one for the other,,, which saddens me bc skam is literally all about time lapses/jumps; it’s one of the things that makes it!!! so special!!

the time jumps in skam are meant to show you exactly that – a time jump from one cut to another. it’s a very, very small cut that could mask as a continuity error, but taken in the context it’s actually presented to us (a time jump) it has a huge impact on the scene if you keep an eye out for one

thank you @stardefiant for being a bae and helping catch some of these

anyway ahem

an example of an actual continuity error:

even’s arm in this shot is obviously around emma

but when the shot pans out, even’s arm is back at his side:

we know this is a continuity error because this scene is dialogue-heavy and meant to transition smoothly. no time has actually lapsed between even’s greeting and emma’s excited greeting in return, so there is no reason why his arm shouldn’t have stayed around emma. silly skam editors. 

now, here’s a (very obvious) example of a time jump:

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Kaneki and Touka: Parallel Journeys, Part 1

Tokyo Ghoul (the original series at least) is the story of Ken Kaneki’s transformation from a harmless human into a powerful monster. But while Kaneki is undergoing this journey, Touka is making the opposite transition. The reason for their mirroring paths? A simple matter of chemistry.

Ghouls are not inherently evil and humans are not inherently good, but the worlds they each inhabit clearly have different values and qualities. The world of the ghouls is characterised by violence but also by strength, whereas the world of humans is characterised by peacefulness but also by weakness (The CCG, despite being humans, spend more time in the Ghoul World than out of it, and so some investigators end up being more ghoulish than some ghouls).

So as Kaneki turns from man into monster (and all the strength that comes with it), Touka turns from monster into man (and loses the power she once possessed). But their transformation, although not entirely because of one another, was certainly influenced by their admiration for and absorption of the other’s qualities.

When Kaneki evolved from this:

Into this:

Touka evolved from this:

Into this:

Touka’s Influence on Kaneki’s Transformation

Although Kuroneki’s transformation into Shironeki is usually attributed to Rize and Yamori, it was in truth a much more gradual process that merely spiked during those events. The threats posed by Nishiki, the CCG, and Tsukiyama, the poking and prodding of the Clowns, and his child abuse (though this was only revealed in :re) were all various pressures that sent him down that road. But the example of strength set by Touka and his voluntary entry into her battles was a turning point.

Kaneki rejects the human-esque passivity of Anteiku after hearing how Touka had fought the doves, and though he is not yet willing to go to the full extent she did, it is an important first step into the ghoul’s world. Kaneki’s request for Touka to teach him how to use his kagune, the physical symbol of his ghoulhood, reflects this subtle evolution, and indeed that’s exactly what he goes to do - a lesson full of the violence characteristic of the ghoul’s world.

…And it works. The threat of death makes him stronger, and allows him greater control over the ghoul inside him, leaving him one step closer to the strength of true ghouldom.

Touka’s strength in the face of a harsh world is part of what makes Kaneki learn to protect himself and begin to accept the ghoul side of his nature, and, through their joint operation to defend Hinami, see its positives in how it can be used to protect his loved ones and fight against his fear of loneliness. He sees the ghoul in Touka and is awestruck.

Kaneki’s Influence on Touka’s Transformation

Yoshimura and Yoriko had begun pushing Touka towards the human side of the spectrum, but it’s the subtle admiration she has for Kaneki that really swings her into the peaceful lifestyle of the Human World. 

She is baffled but warmed by the simple human love and care he shows for her, for Hinami, and for everyone he meets, even enemies like Nishiki. It helps along a great change within her that Tsukiyama, someone extremely far gone in the Ghoul World, notices and laments.

But just as Kaneki had two ‘fiends’ to push him over the edge in Rize and Yamori, so does Touka. Her fiends that push her into human pacifism are Kureo Mado, whose wedding ring forces her to re-examine her perspective, and Ayato. In the ultimate mirroring event, just after Kaneki fully accepts the ghoulhood that begun when Kanou implanted a kakuhou in his body, Touka’s kakuhou is devoured by Ayato.

If the kagune is the expression of the ghoul, then Kaneki’s mastery of his makes him a true ghoul, whereas Touka’s inability to use hers makes practically human.

But this is far from the end of their journeys. In the next part, I’ll be looking at their attitudes to the other’s changes and the pivotal event that allowed them to begin reclaiming their old selves in union with their new - to become, as it were, half-ghouls.

Link to Part 2 here.

Who's the Emison baby sperm donor?

I have to say before we begin that I’m sorry for what you’re about to read ahead of time. The moment this idea popped into my head, I literally couldn’t think of anything else.

So, who’s the sperm donor for the Emison baby (well, babies)? Well… Technically… Charlotte.

Yep. Charlotte.

It’s entirely possible that before Charlotte transitioned from Charles that she froze her sperm in case she wanted biological children in the future. I’ve read multiple articles from trans women who froze their sperm as they were transitioning for this very reason, so it just may be plausible that technically speaking Charlotte is the missing link in the chain here.

And if I am correct with Mary being A.D. and doing this… It would give an entirely new meaning as to why she’s doing it. She lost her daughter Charlotte, she lost Bethany (whom she saw as a daughter), so what better way to have a fresh start than to have a child (or *cough* twins) and take back what you felt was taken from you?

This would make the child biologically connected to the Drake and DiLaurentis family while making Alison the second cousin to the children.

I kept asking myself “Why would they make Alison pregnant?” There had to be some underlying reason for what A.D. wants and does, and I think this is it. A new start.

Originally posted by usedpimpa

Transitions for Persuasive Pieces

Continuing with the same line of reasoning

  • consequently
  • furthermore
  • and
  • moreover
  • besides that
  • following this further 
  • pursuing this further
  • clearly, then
  • additionally
  • in addition
  • in the same way
  • also
  • in light of… 
  • it is easy to see that

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A few notes on the history of the term “Gender Dysphoria”

Dysphoria has never been a precise term. It literally means “hard to bear” and refers to suffering, depression, restlessness and anxiety. Norman Fisk, the psychiatrist who coined the term “gender dysphoria”, used it to describe a wide range of psychological distress concerning sex and gender that often lead the sufferer to want to change their sex, from “true” transsexuals to people with psychosis. Fisk worked at the gender clinic at Stanford University as part of a team researching transsexualism and sex reassignment. He found that many different kinds of people were coming to him looking to change their sex, not just those who fit the current criteria for transsexualism. This included fetishistic transvestites, “masculine” lesbians and “effeminate” gay men, psychotic people and sociopaths, among others. He created the term “gender dysphoria syndrome” because transsexualism wasn’t broad enough to describe all people with “gender disorders” or who were distressed enough to want to change their body. It was never intended to refer only to what transsexuals experience, quite the opposite in fact.

It’s important to note that by “gender” Fisk was also referring to biological sex as well behavior, social role and psychology. What most people today would categorize separately as sex and gender, Fisk grouped together under “gender”. What some trans and dysphoric people describe as sex dysphoria would have been included as a form of “gender dysphoria” by Fisk.

Fisk wrote that “gender dysphoria syndrome” could present itself in a wide variety of forms and arise for many different reasons. He thought that transsexualism was the most extreme form of gender dysphoria and probably had biological causes. He also believed that dysphoria could be rooted in psychosis, neurosis or sociopathy, that some gay people were gender dysphoric and that transvestism was also a form of gender dysphoria. He thought that some gender non-conforming gay people and some transvestites unconsciously took on the symptoms of transsexualism and sought out sex reassignment to become more socially acceptable and escape the stigma of being “perverted” or otherwise ”deviant”. Thus Fisk used “gender dysphoria syndrome” to describe all manner of “gender disorders”, regardless of if he thought they had biological, psychological or social origins.  

If you’re a gay person who ever felt enough distress about your sex or gender to the point where you wanted to change your body, guess what? “Gender dysphoria” was invented to talk about people like you. It’s part of the history of how gay people, especially gender non-conforming gay people, have been pathologized and medicalized. Fisk explicitly talks about how some homosexuals have gender dysphoria and goes on to to say that some seek out a transsexual diagnosis and want to change their sex due to social pressures and stigma. Lesbians today talking about how we’re dysphoric or how we took on a trans identity and transitioned due to misogyny, lesbophobia and other social pressures aren’t straying too far from the original thinking behind the term. In fact, we’re more faithful to the original conception of “gender dysphoria” than people who insist that only trans people have dysphoria and that it’s entirely rooted in biology.

Whether we should be content with this term is another issue. Do we want to use a term invented by a (presumably) straight male doctor to talk about people with “gender disorders”? It was developed to better classify those deemed abnormal in terms of how they relate to their physical sex and sex role. It’s been used to mark some women as disordered, as psychologically and perhaps even biological distinct from “normal” women. It was never meant to empower us. It certainly wasn’t created to help us move towards greater social and political liberation. 

Fisk created the term partially to legitimize operating on patients who didn’t fit the criteria for transsexualism. This included some patients he saw as gay people and transvestites. The thinking was if these patients could adjust well to living as the other sex and were committed to doing so, why not operate on them? It was easier to make the patient happier by changing their body than to change society to accept the person as they were. Do I really want to use a term invented by a man who could’ve approved me for surgery even if he thought I was a self-hating lesbian caving into social pressure?

I’m not telling anyone to stop using the term “dysphoria” to describe their experience. I still use it. It fills a void. We need some kind of language to talk about what “dysphoria” is presently used to describe. But it’s good to be aware of where that term comes from and the thinking behind it and it’s good to question whether we should work towards new language in the future. Uncovering our history makes us stronger and expands our perceptions. We need to understand how we came to this present situation where many women continue to be pathologized for not fitting the female sex role and end up pursuing transition for social reasons. The better we understand how we got here, the better equipped we’ll be to get beyond this mess and create a world where no woman is “dysphoric”. 


Source:

Fisk, Norman M: Gender dysphoria syndrome: The conceptualization that liberalizes indications for total gender reorientation and implies a broadly based multi-dimensional rehabilitative regime. Western Journal of Medicine 120:386-391, May 1974

When you first transition to veganism, you often have to explain your decision to everyone you know! It can seem difficult or frustrating, especially when people question your decision.

Here are some tips that can hopefully help you!

  • Do your research! If you are educated in the health aspect of veganism, then you will be prepared to handle the questions that are often thrown at you like: “Where do you get your protein?”, or “Are you getting enough vitamins?”. It also helps to understand why you went vegan. The best explanation is an honest one. I made this transition for ethical reasons, so I try and communicate that to others and hopefully educate them in the process.
  • Be open to questions and try not to get defensive. Understand that there people will have their preconceptions and over dramatizations like, “What do you eat? Celery?”. Answer people with a kind heart and an open mind. Remember that you were once in their shoes. Veganism simply does not make sense to them yet, but if you approach them kindly and honestly, then you may be able to influence their choices. Being patient and understanding can make a huge difference!
  • Bringing food with you always helps! I love sharing vegan baked goods with others to prove to them that vegan food is NORMAL!! So many people are really confused and have no idea what we eat, but if you share some of the delicious recipes with them, then they might be more open to it!
  • If your family is concerned about your health, then try meeting with a dietitian who can assure them you will be perfectly healthy - sometimes it makes it easier for them to hear things from a professional.
  • Ask your friends/family if they would be willing to watch a documentary or visit a farm sanctuary with you! It is the perfect way to educate them.
  • Tell people in advance. If you are visiting friends/family, it can help to let them know ahead of time, so they can prepare something for you. Offer to cook your own food or bring something with you to make it easier on others. I usually bring my own dish to social gatherings, so I can share a delicious meal with others (and show them how amazing veganism is). This also prevents anyone from being able to complain that veganism is difficult - it doesn’t burden them in any way, so they have no right to complain about it!
  • Evaluate your situation. Depending on who you are talking to - you don’t necessarily need to tell them you’re vegan (I go into this more below).

Evaluating your situation:

There are many situations this may come up in and sometimes it is easier to just answer simply “I don’t eat animal products” or “I am lactose intolerant.”

  • With your close friends or family, it is definitely best to be completely honest with them and explain your beliefs, as mentioned above.
  • However, if you are just meeting with someone from class or someone you don’t see quite as often, then you could use one of the excuses I mentioned above without having to get into an explanation with them about it. Often when babysitting, I will just say I am lactose intolerant since I do not feel it is my place to be discussing veganism with the kids.

If you survey the situation, you can decide which option is best for the moment! I often tell people I am vegan, so I can hopefully educate them and influence them in a positive way, but I also know when to keep it simple to avoid a long argument or explanation.

If anyone is interested in transitioning and would like to join a support group, just send me a message :)

As much as I don’t want to bicker with people...

The vast majority of people who are disappointed in RWBY Volume 4 are, for the most part, saying nothing happened. Like, literally nothing, at least that’s not important. Or if it did happen, it was stupid, problematic on the character’s end, etc.

I confess: while I’m not entirely blind to a story’s flaws, I do tend to focus on the pros of something more than the cons, as they’re the reason that I keep going back to something despite the problems. I like these parts of the show, ergo that’s why I’m still watching it. I prefer the positives being emphasized over the cons. That still doesn’t mean, however, I am going to completely ignore them or brush them off as minor.

From a technical standpoint regarding RWBY’s writing, the fatal flaw this show has no matter what is this: the shorter length of the episodes compared to other shows mean that getting through a MAJOR story arc takes a lot of time. The entirety of Volume 1 was introducing us to the world of Remnant. Both Volume 2 and Volume 3 were an entire arc story arc in themselves, as it was basically giving us the reason why the bad guys are such a threat. And Volume 4? Volume 4 is what we like to call a transition arc. The reason it feels like filler is because it’s trying to smoothly move us to the bigger story of Volume 5 instead of throwing a bunch of crap at us right away. Everything that happened in this Volume is setting us up for what’s coming next and making sure we have explanations for things, like the introduction of characters such as Oscar, Blake’s parents, Weiss’s family, and Cinder’s other associates. If you wanna look at it this way, it’s a passive volume in terms of storytelling, not active. That’s why it feels underwhelming to a lot of people.

Now for the elephant in the room: was this volume pointless because seemingly nothing happened? Hell no. This volume might not have gotten our blood pumping like the past volumes, but it did give a lot of insight to the characters and to Remnant. I’m not going to focus on things that I inherently found problematic IE the negative part of [character]’s introduction or stuff like that. Again, I like to focus on the bright side of things. I’m just going to highlight all the stuff that I thought Volume 4 did right. You can disagree with me, but hey, opinions are opinions, right?

The list

  • Remnant has finally been expanded beyond Vale. We actually got to see what the rest of the world looks like and understand why it’s so dangerous. Vale was constantly presented as a safe place and that did get boring after a while because we wanted to see the characters get into life-threatening trouble. Now? They presented things to us like how easy it is for small villages to get picked off by Grimm attacks.
  • Ruby is getting the screentime she deserves as a main character. I know people point out that she’s still feels as flat as cardboard as when she first appeared, but this volume finally did flesh out her character a bit more in terms of what’s going through her head. She’s learning that the world around her isn’t perfect and she’s also coping with upfront losses. While we know she lost her mother, it was stated that she was too young at the time to completely understand what was going on. Now? She’s showing a good deal of grief after seeing two friends die right in front of her last volume and is possibly starting to break from the pressure. (Which makes sense because she is two years younger than her teammates and JNR, making her more emotionally fragile because she hasn’t had those additional two years to mature.)
  • Expanding on Weiss’s family and getting a full explanation on why her childhood was so rough. Her mother is an alcoholic out of misery from her marriage, her father is only interested on preserving the image of the Schnee Dust Company, and Whitley has a passive-aggressive loathing of her and Winter. Only Winter is completely supportive of her and she considers Klein to be her family over her father, brother, and mother. I love Weiss showing an understanding that blood isn’t always thicker than water.
  • Sun getting better development as a character. I love this monkey boy for his personality and antics, but he’s honestly gotten more screentime than an actual understanding of what his character and motivations are. We know he’s attracted to Blake and his first time seeing her was oh hey you’re kinda cute, but a lot of what he said this volume basically solidifies that he sees her as a friend first and someone he’s interested in second, following her to make sure she didn’t hurt herself. He also doesn’t shove her relationships with her other friends to the side in favor of making it about himself. He brought up Yang in their conversation in episode 11 and made sure she understood that she was hurting everyone around her. Sun may be stupid at times, but he definitely isn’t selfish and self-centered.
  • Clarification on Blake being “born into the White Fang.” Since Volume 1, I had the impression that Blake was an orphan and was adopted by the White Fang even though it’s never stated, but her being the daughter of the previous leader actually makes sense and I do understand why she hasn’t brought her family up until this point; they left while she stayed. The fact that Kali and Ghira are shown to still to love their daughter despite that she essentially left them shows how much they care for her and that is really heartwarming.
  • Ren and Nora finally got the development we’ve been waiting for since Volume 1. Despite loving the two since their introduction, they’ve always been sidelined in terms of the Team JNPR development from my standpoint in favor of focusing on the Arkos duo. This volume, they got their backstory expanded on and we even got a bit of understanding on the nature of Ren’s personality and how it relates to his Semblance. (Although I do feel like they could have put more emphasis on Nora.)
  • The Nuckelavee Grimm. I know a lot of people saying that they built up this Grimm to be a lot more terrifying than it actually was when it was finally presented, but seriously? When that thing showed up in Ren and Nora’s flashback, I nearly pissed myself because it was that terrifying. And really, just think: there could be more of those things wandering around. What if it wasn’t just one, but two or three of them that attacked Kuroyuri? That’s worse to think about.
  • Jaune was actually bearable. Look, I won’t deny that I’m with the people who groan every time Jaune comes on because Ruby is shoved to the side every time. Here, he was actually put in more supporting, passive role. I liked his interactions with Ren and Nora and, looking at his relationship with Ruby, he did feel like a big brother to her. They are essentially helping each other hold up after Pyrrha’s death last volume and that, I think, is really important.
  • Yang’s interactions with Taiyang and understanding the dynamics of the Rose-Xiao Long family. I am one to agree that Yang’s “healing” from her PTSD felt rushed especially considering what real life PTSD is like, but it was nice to understand Taiyang’s feelings towards both his wives, as well as his worry regarding Yang wanting to find her mother. After all, Raven was shown in her interaction with Qrow that she gives jack shit about her daughter and the fact that Yang chose to go after her younger sister over Raven shows that Yang is more willing to go after someone she knows and cares about rather than a mother she knows little about.
  • This is more of a minor thing, but hey, it’s worth mentioning: NO ONE MAJOR DIED IN THIS VOLUME. THANK GOD, I WAS SO TERRIFIED FOR MY RENORA BABIES.

anonymous asked:

So wrt gender you think that facts don't matter, but only the opinion of the person referred to? The reasonable opinion here is of course that pronouns refer to sex, which people can decide in most cases based on bodily features. If the situation is less clear you should take what a person says about themselves in good faith. Of course, when they say they were born as a man but now decided to live as a woman, so you should refer to them by female pronouns, this means their sex is probably male.

‘facts don’t matter’ - how someone identifies is a fact. What was written on their birth certificate is also a fact. We are debating whether we want to use a concept of gender that means 1) or 2) or something else. Disagreeing about which facts should be most relevant to category membership is not ‘thinking facts don’t matter’. 

Ideas about there being two distinct genders always had edge cases and have lots more edge cases now that there are more options available for various kinds of transition. I think that opinions about how to sort the edge cases should justify themselves in terms of the degree to which they match the experiences of the people referred to, the degree to which they are flexible enough to account for more edge cases in the future as even more options for transition become available, the degree to which the information you’re trying to use for sorting is available to most people doing the sorting, and the degree to which they capture our intuitions about gender (but keeping in mind that our intuitions are malleable). ‘sort edge cases by identification’ does much better along these criteria than ‘sort edge cases by what was written on birth certificate’, which is why I prefer it. 

There are of course other opinions, like ‘sort edge cases by genitals’ and ‘sort edge cases by physical appearance’ and ‘sort edge cases by some kind of legal gender-change process and a social agreement to respect legal gender’ and ‘sort edge cases by DNA testing for chromosomes’ and ‘sort edge cases by haircut’ and so on. Most of these do pretty poorly by the ‘match the experiences of the people so categorized’ criterion and the ‘the information you’re trying to use is available to most people’ criterion, and on the whole the sorting procedure that achieves the most of my desiderata remains ‘sort by identification’. 

If you cared a lot less than me about describing the experiences of the people you’re discussing and a lot more than me about stability of a rule over time or something, then you might prefer a different rule, but I still don’t think you’d end up with ‘birth certificate’. (And if you tell people ‘yeah, you’re an edge case and I decided on a sorting procedure for edge cases which abjectly fails to capture your actual experiences, because I didn’t value that very much and I cared a lot more about stability of a rule’, then they are entitled to go ‘well, my sorting procedure for identifying assholes who I don’t want to waste any time on just flagged you big time’.)

The reasonable opinion here is of course that pronouns refer to sex…

I don’t really find that opinion very reasonable. Like, to be clear, what you’re attempting to do is propose and defend a sorting procedure that handles edge cases, yes? Your proposed procedure is kind of underspecified, because I don’t know what you mean by ‘sex’ - genitals? chromosomes? hormone balance? the way the body would have developed absent medical intervention? the way the body would have developed with medical interventions but not ones related to the desire to transition? (so you can capture people who needed hormone supplementation for non-transition reasons?) - but more than that, I am really not seeing any reason to expect that your proposed sorting procedure captures more of what I care about than mine. You’d need to do better than asserting it uses facts and is ‘of course’ the ‘reasonable’ one. 

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to the members of the trans* community:
just because you aren’t actively transitioning doesn’t mean you aren’t valid. maybe it’s not safe to, maybe life is a little bit easier if you stay in the closet longer. maybe you don’t want to transition because you’re still in school and you want a fresh start. maybe your parents are unsupportive. maybe you don’t want to until you have __ amount of money to put towards your transition. whatever your reason, you are no less trans. 

anonymous asked:

Is it normal that in every year in the season of Taurus I feel depressed, not worth it, etc. And someone I know dies. ?

It might have to do w/ transits.
For some reason, Taurus season is always hell for me to. Idk why.
I think if a sign is square/opposite your sun sign, during that season is where you will struggle the most.
Ex: I’m an Aquarius sun - Taurus is square me. Therefore during Taurus season I struggle.

A response to trutrans/truscum/transmedicalists

- If you don’t experience dysphoria you can still be under the umbrella term trans. Trans can simply mean that your experience of gender is different than your assigned at birth body. Two-Spirit, as an example.

- Being trans does not mean you have to (or even have to *want to*) transition.

Slightly unrelated:
I don’t see any reason to transition *physically* if not for dysphoria though? (Can someone educate me on this?)

ANHOTHER DRAWING???yeah i’m procastinating and this is my new oc, nicknamed shitbucket, dont love him

I don't hate people who co opt the trans struggle

I don’t hate people who do not have dysphoria and identify as trans.

I worry about them medically transitioning for the wrong reasons and ending up having to go through de-transition.

I worry about our fight for medical insurance rights and that they will stop covering transition because people preach that transsexualism is not a medical condition.

I worry that trans men and trans women will become some type of other gender instead of the men and women they are.

I worry that the definition of transgender will become so diluted that people with actual gender dysphoria who are suffering and sometimes can’t even leave the house are going to be treated like they should just get over it.

This is why I have this blog. I can’t say anything in real life because I am stealth and closeted in my everyday life and I want a voice in this conversation.

Our struggle has been derailed and co opted and I want to be a voice in a group that is trying to get it back on track.