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July 12th, 2014, 5:18 am



Frame 3: Annie is clearly looking at.. Mals? Mels? breasts. She hasn't seen them before. They are kinda big. And unexpected. And Mals hair is down.
This is hopefully the last time you see Mel. I don't want to inflict more of this trans BS on another person.

I've said it before, I can't really give the side of trans men a very fair shake. I'm not one. I know I played a pretty convincing dude, but that's not the same thing. I don't know if trans men actually think this way. So this is based on the natural human assumption that people feel broken by stereotypes like "men can't talk about it" and so forth.

Frame 4: "even if I want.." Pretty sure Mal means he wants to bone (or be boned by?) Flint.

This entire topic makes me self conscious. I am pretty openly trans to anyone I know for any significant time. I don't really have to, because apparently I have passing privilege. So why do I do it? Well, because then I don't have to stress about if they have clocked me or not. On the other hand, it also means that I don't get to really be known as a woman except to passing strangers - aka, the people whose opinions I don't value.
Do my coworkers see me as a woman, and happen to be trans? Or do they see me as trans, and also a woman? Does it really make any difference? It does to me. I am strongly ambivalent. Very strongly so.
Oddly enough, the only people who really don't seem to be on my list of people who should know as mental health professionals. Something about being bipolar and dissociative seems like enough. I don't want them to think that being trans caused either (even though it probably has a big hand in it). See? Very ambivalent.

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