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I Hate Pronouns

Okay, so, I don’t actually hate pronouns. Hate is an awfully strong emotion for a part of speech. Furthermore, I recognize that pronouns are near and dear to many people’s hearts, and I completely respect people’s rights to whatever pronouns they wish to use. I’ll even admit that pronouns are convenient. After all, I’d rather say or write a simple one-syllable word than repeat a long word over, and over, and over again. Continue reading

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Questioning Trans Legitimacy

“Legitimacy” always seems like such an important thing. In this case, it’s a question of who is “really” trans, as if there’s somehow an illegitimate form of trans identity that is separate from the “true” trans folk.

The legitimacy of my trans identity is a big insecurity for me, given that I’ve started questioning my gender at a rather late stage in my life (relatively speaking) and that I don’t have a sense of binary gender, which is the only type of gender that is generally recognized. Continue reading

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