Learning to love is not always obvious and many of us struggle to do so while still living under the yolk of past hurts and failures. We are fragile and finicky beings who sometimes confuse love for a reciprocal game which hinges on each side holding up their side of a bargain. However, true love is not conditional and it can often overcome rejections which should have seen it extinguished. It is why sometimes breakups sting for years afterwards and a permanent scar remains.There is no explaining the human animal to itself and we often marvel at our own actions with befuddled amusement. Because at the root we are emotional beings who sometimes succumb to rationality rather than the other way around.
This entry from the transhealth website dates back to 2001 and it offers a very nice dissection of the now mostly debunked but still controversial AGP theory and how this transgender woman could care two cents about it. People who have been trying to marginalize the experience of gynephilic transwomen have pushed for the stigmatizing idea that they are actually perverted men. Well this soul, who couldn't give a hoot either way, isn't buying any of it and her frankness at times had me chuckling to myself as I read her posting. If we ever met I would give her a hug for seeing through the BS but mostly for being herself: "About a year ago I was reading on Dr. Anne Lawrence’s site about a new theory of the origin of trans called “autogynephilia.” This theory asserts that many trans women—and transsexual women in particular—desire reassignment surgery because they are eroticizing the feminization of their bodies. The first thing that struck me about it, of course, was t