Claudia Is Intersex, Let's Talk About It -- "We're comfortable with the fact that there aren't just two heights, or two weights, or two skin colors that people come in. Why should sex be any different?"
Getting over "Get over it." | Christians- yes even the nice, progressive, non-homophobic ones- need to stop tone policing people who have been victimized by Christianity. Christianity has been used as a weapon for a long, long time. If your personal version of Christianity is not damaging, good for you- but if that's *really true* (doubtful) then this is NOT ABOUT YOU.
No, You're Not Entitled To Your Opinion. Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning. Secondly…
Dr. Michael Laurence Dillon was born in 1915 & was the first FTM transsexual to undergo a phalloplasty. Despite his female status, Michael felt male & wore men’s clothing. Later, he found a Dr. who was willing to give him testosterone & found one of the world's few plastic surgeons. The surgeon performed a double mastectomy & gave him a Dr's note to allow him to change his birth certificate. The surgeon put him in touch with a doctor who was doing reconstructive penis surgery on soldiers.