At birth, doctors decided M.C. was male because of the presence of a phallus. Later, however, doctors were like “Just kidding!” and decided M.C. was actually a girl. They strongly suggested that the now 16-month-old M.C., who had been born into the care of the state of South Carolina, should be returned to the hospital so that doctors could white-out the “M” in the box marked “sex” on the birth certificate, and also perform the highly-invasive surgery to remove the penis. This despite the fact that intersex surgery is no longer considered an appropriate medical practice by any means.
Many are not aware of this, but it happens often enough still. I’m not sure why we have to rush into invasive and dangerous surgery just so we can check the right box.
Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female. People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state. When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry. This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.
BRING DOWN THE GENDER CONSTRUCT
This is news to exactly zero (0) trans people who have transitioned.
“But don’t let your illness stop you!!!1!1!!”
I’m not “letting” my illness stop me it just plain IS stopping me it’s an ILLNESS it makes me ILL that’s what it DOES.
Everyone needs to read this.
Seriously. If I had that much control over my illness, I wouldn’t fucking be ill, now would I?
What an appropriate reaction picture (I took this over an hour ago though haha)
I have had enough of stupid comments such as “You wear girly clothing” or “Are you wearing a girl’s top AGAIN?” cishets
FUCK GENDERED CLOTHING
FUCK SOCIAL “RULES”
and most of all
STAY THE FUCK OUT OF MY BUBBLE
“I need feminism, because when my Dad says he’s building a track in the backyard people shouldn’t assume it’s for my brother.”
I’ve been working on a BMX track for my daughter and I to ride, but any time it comes up I’m met with, “Isn’t Logan to small for that?” or “Trin really rides that good?”. Hell yeah my daughter rides! She got me back into it after years of not riding and she’s braver than most boys her age. She has been an inspiration for me and I am so proud of her. And when she clears her first dub, I’ll be there with the camera so she can show everybody just how bad ass she is!
Yale joins fellow Ivy League schools Harvard, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania in offering insurance for the procedure.
Hooray! This also joins the ranks of Duke, who recently picked up coverage as well.
As more and more college insurance plans support transition-related care, college-aged young adults will be able to medically transition without the high cost (and college loans will be used to actually pay for college…)
it’s ok to not be sure about your sexuality/gender ok guys? no matter how old you are. even if you’re in a relationship. even if you told everyone one thing. it’s really ok to not be sure because you’re growing and learning more about yourself ♬(ノ゜∇゜)ノ♩