Thank you Julia. I read “Whipping Girl” several years ago and the book gave me an intellectual underpinning to the truth about myself that I was lacking. My genotype, my brain, my body all beg the question. I am a woman. I was AMAB because of genital ambiguity. That was an error, does that mean that my experience lacks validity? Does anyone’s experience lack validity?
You persuasively argue that it does not. I have had the usual aggression expressed against me as a gay man, as queer, as a trans-woman, as a woman. It all stems from the same source. A failure of the imagination, and a bias towards the experience of the majority. Another ‘ism and another basis for bigotry and oppression. “One day we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers and me.” I’ll see you there.
Julie Anne Blair