The Tyranny of Passing
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The Tyranny of Passing

All of us, transgendered and otherwise, live under the constant "Tyranny of Passing" - of questioning our sense of belonging against our self worth. Are we living up to the societal roles and expectations that are imposed on us? Are we accepted and valued by others? Should we care?

Only within the last few decades have transgendered folks been seduced by the ability to assimilate, made possible by the availability of recent hormone and surgical techniques, so totally that they can deny their transgender status and lock themselves into the closet of assimilation. This has absolved society of its responsibility to recognize more than two genders!

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Sandra Stewart on the TriEss CD Suppport & Discussion List, 4/23/2000.


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