Wearing this excellent shirt that I saw @sudo_bee wearing, for that gender-hostile energy
Describing trans/nonbinary bodies, Lacuna talks about their gender again, (4)
I guess the appeal of 'altersex' for me, as opposed to 'enby' or 'trans' is that it centers the idea of sexual variation, as opposed to a gender identity, which we've deliberately tried (and rightfully so) to separate from the idea of various body configurations.
Describing trans/nonbinary bodies, Lacuna talks about their gender again, (3)
I've heard valid criticisms that words like 'altersex' are too close to 'transsexual' and we got rid of those for a reason, and I think there's truth to that. We have a history (some good, some bad) of describing people based on differing sex characteristics. "Eunuch" comes to mind. "Intersex" as well. I guess I'm kind of jealous of that, in the 'its an identity' sense.
Describing trans/nonbinary bodies, Lacuna talks about their gender again, (2)
I'm happy that (trans) people can can say things like "my gender is man, therefore I have a man's body" and that's true and good, but I feel like this has kinda squeezed out an easy way for me to say "I have undergone medical transition with the express goal of creating a body that is a combination of various sex traits." I'm proud of this feature of myself and I've worked hard towards it, and I want a way to express it darn it
Software dev (c, golang, python), furry, trans, aggressively enby. Seattle. Gender conscientious objector. I cry a lot but I swear I'm cool
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