Nah. Fooled you! Course i’m not. That would be a miracle too far – even for the miracle-workers of modern medicine.
Just a random thought running on from my last post. All about how some people kindly felt that, since transition could be a stressful time, i would be better off spending more time with my family.
Is it discriminatory?
Hmmm. The test: just try substituting the word “pregnancy” for “transition”. I think you’ll get the idea.
Then again, this is a dangerous train of thought and one i ought, perhaps, to disembark from at once.
Because so much news print is spilt on worrying that trans women might turn out to regret their decision. Medical – and psychiatric – ink too is poured out on the same issue. Its just…
Well, pregnancy is a pretty big, life-changing decision. Sometimes people regret pregnancies. I won’t even start on abortions which may be the right decision for some individuals and, on occasion, the absolute wrong decision.
Yes. People regret getting pregnant. They regret getting unpregnant. Come to think of it, they regret all manner of things, from eating the last slice of pie through to having their breasts enlarged.
Oddly, i find very little evidence of counselling, therapy or anything else for a host of decisions as life-changing as transition.
Why should transition be viewed as so uniquely in need of anti-regret precautions?