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Bindel Still Apparently Obsessed With Writing Barely Coherent Crap About Transsexualism - Sarah, The Bringer of Tea
29th October, 2009
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Bindel Still Apparently Obsessed With Writing Barely Coherent Crap About Transsexualism

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From:phonemonkey
Date:29th October, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
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Why would anyone chant "Bindel the Bigot" anyway? It doesn't rhyme, it doesn't scan.

"Treatment is brutal"
Someone should tell her that this is pretty much what the pro-life people always say - this procedure is icky, it should be illegal! Great Scott, I never would have imagined that all surgical procedures regardless of whether genitalia are involved are graphic and gory, would you?

Defenders of female genital mutilation or forced marriage often use the argument that such practices can be justified within certain communities (i.e. non-Western cultures), despite the fact that they serve to dehumanise women, because it is the "truth" of that particular community

And there are a lot more people who argue that although FGM is fucked-up and wrong, an influx of well-intentioned white Westerners barging in to stop the practice is going to be counter-productive, and the only way to do it is to work with local people, and it takes time. You don't have to be an extreme cultural relativist to know that intervention can do more harm than good.

As regards Claudia, I have to wonder why zie doesn't re-transition if zie is so unhappy living as a woman. There are plenty of men who are doing fine despite being born without a functional penis or losing it due to accident or illness.

Nice photo, by the way.
From:snakey
Date:29th October, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
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There are plenty of men who are doing fine despite being born without a functional penis

Therefore, if Claudia retransitioned, it would be proving that transition works... ;)
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From:auntysarah
Date:29th October, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
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It doesn't rhyme, it doesn't scan.

But it would at least be all about her. Clearly this is the most important thing.

I think you talk much sense on the FGM issue.

As regards Claudia, I have to wonder why zie doesn't re-transition if zie is so unhappy living as a woman.

Damn you and your logic!

Nice photo, by the way.

Thank you! I got the jacket second hand via loos_adverts. I like it a lot!
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