Hall pass

I've realized why AGP worked well for some older transsexuals. If you were born in the early to mid 20th century, the idea that you needed to transition would be a hard pill to swallow given your upbringing. Then along comes a theory that says you can't help it because you are mentally ill. Now at first glance, this appears counterintuitive except it gives you a kind of out of your guilt and shame.

Today we understand very well that transsexualism is not a mental illness but if you weren't quite ready to accept it, this flawed theory gave you a type of hall pass.



Comments

  1. Nothing in comparison to the permission it gave everyone, including those in the "health care system" of the time to dismiss you as a lunatic. Worked so well for everyone - well, almost everyone.

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