I Am A Transwoman. I Am In The Closet. I Am Not Coming Out.
Jennifer Coates
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Jennifer, thank you so much for writing this. This has really made me rethink some of my own behavior and approaches to things like “not all men” — things to which I’ve typically had a sort of reflexive eye-roll. And I admit, I have occasionally used the word neckbeard in a pejorative sense. Your essay has made me reconsider much of my own (often, I shamefacedly admit) unacknowledged privilege.

I also wanted to say, though, that this is simply a gorgeous piece of *writing.* The structure, the language, the clarity of the sensory memory and recounting — just beautiful! I suspect I will be reading this at least a few more times.

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