a post by Mx. Punk doing a great job advancing the narrative of how we define a trans* person.
lotsa people define “a trans* person” as someone whose sex and gender (or their body and mind/soul) don’t match. i see where this comes from. if we say THESE genitals are male and THOSE genitals are female and if we realize that we aren’t defined by our genitals, it stands to reason that gender (our internal selves) and bodies (mainly our genitals/sex) are two different things that may or may not coincide.
i declare shenanigans on this notion. yes, it’s true for lotsa trans* people; if you tell me your gender and your body don’t match up (whether or not you want/need them to match up)—i believe you. you are the ONLY authority on your gender and your body and i totally respect that. but when you define trans*-ness as a misalignment between gender and body, you erase people like me.
and how am i? i’ve said it before all…
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