no. (roses_rejoice) wrote,

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Hot button waffles.

It really disturbs me to see trans people constrained by what seem to be rigid concepts of gender. On the one hand, I don't truly understand how those people feel inside because I don't have those inclinations myself, but on the other hand, it seems like if something is just going to basically run your life and you're going to spend 24 hours a day obsessing over whether you look more like a male or a female or whether people treat you as such, that's a prison. I'm anti-gender or flex-gender because I believe in getting rid of self-imposed or societally-imposed prisons and just being a person. So I guess I don't get it. I have a gender but I've never felt it was a big part of who I am, at least not as a mature adult.

I realize this is gonna cause me problems if I don't start hitting all the "Women in the Profession" do's but I just can't get into it. Plus, some of the programs they put on bug me. There was one program that was all about breast cancer. Now, OK, I know breast cancer is a big concern, I care about finding a cure for it as much as anyone else, I donate to Susan Komen although I am probably a little more into the heart disease foundations because my family, through the luck of the genetic draw, tends to croak of heart disease more than cancer. But a whole evening together as professional women spent learning about cancer? I didn't see a "Men in the Profession" evening scheduled where men hang out and network and hear about prostate cancer, for gosh sakes. Perhaps I am reading too much into it, but I feel about all this Women in the Profession stuff the same way that Clarence Thomas feels about affirmative action and appointments to HUD.

(Say something, Josh.)
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