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The Doctrine of Trans

by beth on June 29, 2014

Let me offer a disclaimer at the very beginning of this column: if you are a hard-core skeptic when it comes to the subject of religion, this is probably not the best reading material for you. I do not presume to entertain the question here of whether or not any given religious view is correct. […]

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What about her?

by beth on June 22, 2014

So I’m going to begin this week with a little bit of “behind-the-scenes” by way of setting up what I have to say. One of the things I normally do while writing for this blog is to review the comments that are submitted for possible approval. I can only approve or reject comments on the […]

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Is/Is Not A Man

June 11, 2014

Hello ladies, I’m back! Anyone still out there? Before I begin let me apologize for my extended absence. I suffered serious injury at my day job which seriously impacted on my ability to type (and still does!). I’m learning, slowly, to use Dragon Dictation but between my poor proofreading skills and Dragon’s occasional decent into […]

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Kobayashi Maru

January 29, 2014

Last year at this time I was mulling over the idea of investing in the long series of “Understanding” columns which got me into some very serious territory for a few months. Towards the end of that, one of my best friends among my fellow trans women suggested to be that perhaps I was leaning […]

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Variations on a Theme

January 22, 2014

One of the issues trans people inevitably face, after they come to terms with who they are, in the question of what to do about it – specifically, whether or not to embrace it, whether or not to come out, whether or not to transition (where applicable), whether or not to seek medical options. So […]

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January 14, 2014

You want to know something I’ve discovered writing for this blog? The hardest month to blog in (at least on this subject) is January! There’s just not a plethora of fascinating topics! So I’ve decided to take one out for a little housecleaning and “meta” discussion of what the future holds for this blog and […]

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December 29, 2013

The easy take on this time of year is to pull out that hoary old canard – the New Year’s Resolution. The tired cliche of all the tings we resolve to do starting January 1, paired of course with the wry acknowledgment that almost every one will lapse before the end of that month, is […]

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The Empty Chair

December 17, 2013

Well, customarily this time of year is considered to be a time for thoughtful reflection, right? I mean sure, the cliche is that everyone is too rushed, too busy, too obligated, too stressed to really enjoy the spirit of the holidays that is heralded in song and story but still the concept of taking stock […]

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Got breasts?

December 10, 2013

Surely there is nothing, at least in Western culture, so powerfully distinctively characteristic of female appearance as breasts. Even though it is manifestly true that many cis-women are “endowed” with a very limited gift in this department, both they and the one who wishes to appropriate a female appearance place a great deal of emphasis […]

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Concerning the (Permanent?) Removal of Hair

November 27, 2013

Following on from the earlier post on the subject, we turn our attention now to that elusive dream of permanent, or at least some reasonable facsimile thereof, hair removal. I presume most readers will be aware that there are not a few websites that play host to hundreds, if not thousands, of fictional stories concerning […]

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