Mal vs Bernt

posted June 30th, 2015, 2:01 am


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July 12th, 2014, 5:38 am

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***** As I said, I will be talking about it more later. But I cannot begin to stress enough that passing does NOT dictate how "real" a trans person is. The age you get fed up being in the wrong physical state does not dictate how "real" a trans person is. How much or little you have to transition to be happy does not dictact how "real" a trans person is. Mal was saying this to get a rise out of Dr Bernt. He was being a jerk while trying to make a point that fell flat. I, the author, do NOT condone that, any more than I condone most of the terrible things that happen or are said. Actually, I am going to put that at the start of this comment. *******

Yes. I am aware that Annie was wearing a dress earlier and is now in her casual stuff. I screwed up. I'm sorry. I make mistakes.

Dr Bernt seems to have taken Mel showing up in stride. She really is good at her job! Wonder how long they have been seeing each other, that Mel is just straight up Mal to her?

Why has Annie been in transition for like 9 months and doesn't know about the local trans group? Because nobody told her to think about it. At some point, she is going to have to start figuring stuff out for herself.
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Why has Annie been in transition for like 8 months and doesn't know about the local trans group? Because when I was transitioning in Calgary, I didn't know about the group for about that long, until my therapist told me about it. The only groups listed online as for "Illusions", a group for crossdressers. I am not a crossdresser.

Sorry for jacking your last name, K-dawg. At least you can be forever immortalized?

For those who have no idea what the hell that black thing is that has been showing up on Mal's chest since day 1? That is called a binder. It squishes the breasts down into a nice, compact, sweaty-as-hell, painful, unbreathable, manly chest. Even though Mal brought a purse, he still brought the thing should he need it. Being around your gender therapist seems to be a catalyst for it. Even if changing into it in front of said therapist seems odd to me.

Do you think that Dr Bernt using the name and private info of Mal was wrong? I do. Julie is getting a little too involved sometimes. Then again, it DID seem to get Mal to stop being a jerk. So was it worth it? Having the person calling you the wrong name and distinctly talk about issues that only affect the sex you AREN'T?

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So, separator. Because it is important and I am not going to avoid it.

I will be talking about those who transition later in life in coming strips. I will be talking about those who do not pass particularly well, who haven't been as lucky as Annie has been.
This is not to correlate age and passing ability. Go to reddit and look up /r/transtimelines and you will see exactly what I mean - you can transition at any age and pass.
That said, not everyone is so lucky as to pass. There are some butt-ugly transwomen. But you know what? There are a lot of butt-ugly woman in general. We talk a lot about how we should love our own bodies, and that is true. We should never beat ourselves up about stuff outside of our control. But we would be foolish to say that all people are attractive. Trans or cis or other, some people qualify as commercially, culturally, whateverly, attractive, and some don't.

As I said, I will be talking about it more later. But I cannot begin to stress enough that passing does NOT dictate how "real" a trans person is. The age you get fed up being in the wrong physical state does not dictate how "real" a trans person is. How much or little you have to transition to be happy does not dictact how "real" a trans person is. Mal was saying this to get a rise out of Dr Bernt. He was being a jerk while trying to make a point that fell flat. I, the author, do NOT condone that, any more than I condone most of the terrible things that happen or are said. Actually, I am going to put that at the start of this comment.

How was my first support group encounter? I will get into it later - it left one hell of an impression on me. Hell, it left an impression on RRon as much as it did me. And I now run my own group because of it.

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June 30th, 2015, 7:34 am

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I think that the most important thing about a person is always that they are people.

Screw gender, screw anything and everything superficial.

I wake up, I pet my kitty; he's not human, but he's a person too. A purry person who needs to be brushed a lot.

One time, I was in the bathroom examining my reflection in the mirror closely, when a spider surprised me the way they sometimes do, coming down near me on a strand of webbing. After that moment of surprise, I blew the spider to the nearest wall. I think the spider is female, because I've seen two sizes of spiders around here and I think it was the larger size of the two.

I am grateful to my spider housemates; my building has a problem with ants. I am a Buddhist, and will not kill them just for being ants - so I do things like have cat-food bowls on top of empty bowls, to make it harder for ants to access my cat's food. Vinegar and chalk are also employed in order to dissuade the ants.

You don't have to be human to be a person, to me.

Heck, you don't even have to be a critter! :P

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