What do other trans women do about the d-word? And what are they expecting, if they have kids, come Father’s Day.
Intriguing one. A friend recently opined that she thought my daughter’s continuing use of “dad” was disrespectful. I said I felt otherwise: that I regarded father as a biological role – and so didn’t mind being identified as such (though it does cause grammatical havoc, with sentences like “My dad, she…”).
Besides, I do knkow a lesbian couple who have adopted and have tended to split, with one parent being mum, t’other dad.
However, I do like getting cards on the various commerce-fests dedicated to celebrating mums and dads and birthdays and the like. And there really is next to nothing out there appropriate.
Andrea has been researching and she says she managed to find a card for a gay dad – which is some progress: but the greetings card industry doesn’t yet appear to have woken up to trans dads.
So-o. What would you recommend (apart from the ubiquitous blank card)? Is it proper for a trans woman to receive a father’s day card anyway? And if you were given the task of designing such a thing… what would you do? What sort of (catch) lines would you adopt?