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Attention Spartacuses! Your gender needs you.

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shinynewusername Mon 07-Nov-16 19:07:48


Anyway, can we please show our support for the brave journalist who has written this for the Independent by sharing and commenting on it? She will need supportive comments to counteract the tidal wave of TA hatred coming her way.

This is a great chance to raise awareness of trans issues amongst general readers who don't have the benefit of MN's wisdom wink

MatildaOfTuscany Mon 07-Nov-16 19:27:53

Done! But didn't you mean "sex" rather than "gender" in your thread title? wink

shinynewusername Mon 07-Nov-16 19:41:36

It was intentional click bait grin

shinynewusername Mon 07-Nov-16 19:43:04

Clit bait? wink

YonicProbe Mon 07-Nov-16 22:13:22

Love clit bait!

Prawnofthepatriarchy Tue 08-Nov-16 12:28:00

What with the conflation of click and clit, somehow I want to cross my legs. grin

Twogoats Tue 08-Nov-16 12:33:37

Woohoo! We're going mainstream!

Dervel Tue 08-Nov-16 13:31:20

I am loathe to wade in on this trans thing, but that article very good. I'm also compelled to as the basic question as to why public discourse appears to privilege trans who are transitioning from male to female?

I see there are loads of trans women praised and awarded women of the year awards lauded for courage etc. Where are all the trans men winning man of the year awards? What single inch of traditionally male space has been surrendered and given to trans men?

It really does seems that being issued a penis at birth really is a passport to go anywhere you want in life (even if that's to become a woman). Wheras all a vagina gets you is it's biologically assigned function and fuck all else.

Datun Tue 08-Nov-16 13:51:33

Derv! Put that in the article's comments section!

TitaniasCloset Thu 10-Nov-16 16:13:47

Dervel perfect!! Yep that needs to go in comments section.

AltheaThoon Fri 11-Nov-16 06:18:33

Great article. And I'm always happy when people write gender instead of sex in titles because our bloody internet filter doesn't let me open anything with 'sex' in it! 😁

Dervel Fri 11-Nov-16 14:56:39

Ok as requested I signed up and posted what I did here on the article's comments section.

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