For some inexplicable reason, I find I do not lose sleep over this.I do, however, lose sleep over the equally short shrift afforded to another group of people unhappy with their bodies, which is to say those who would sincerely prefer that those bodies be dead; just think of Tony Nicklinson, who was paralysed from the neck down and campaigned for years to be allowed to die, and we’ll leave it there.
Anybody with an ounce of compassion would have been doffing caps in recent days to Frank Maloney — as, indeed, absolutely everybody with an ounce of compassion vigorously and noisily was. As news reporters and commentators dutifully swivelled overnight to refer to the retired promoter as ‘she’, Maloney explained that, ‘I wasn’t born into the right body.
His announcement that he is undergoing a sex change has been met by plaudits from far and wide, notably from within the muscularly male world of boxing in which he made his name and from where his former client, Lennox Lewis, has led the cheerleading. Maloney’s appalling, sometimes suicidal misery of half a century is beyond imagination; his eventual admission to his beloved wife was heartbreaking to read and his courage, now, in going public — albeit forced by the threat of media exposure — is admirable. I have always known I was a woman.’ With every other due respect, Maloney has never been a woman.
The phenomenon is not confined to the Dominican Republic and further cases have been reported in Papua New Guinea.
The condition that results in the guevedoces’ late transformation is one of a variety of conditions that come under the umbrella term Simply put, an Intersex condition occurs where a person’s sexual anatomy doesn’t fit the typical definition of male or female.
You may have heard recently about something unusual that happens in a small village in the Dominican Republic.
At puberty, the “girls” undergo another surge of testosterone that belatedly causes the outward change into boys and ultimately men.
The community aims to provide spaces where one feels wanted, desired, and liked.
It nourishes and values an individual’s process of making friends, of learning self-care and self-love through the unity and support of the community.
Many of these practices fall outside of commonly held social norms regarding sexuality and human relationships.
: a part of the queer community composed of queer men similar in looks and interests, most of them big, hairy, friendly and affectionate.
While some radical feminists propose that the oppression of women is the most fundamental form of oppression, one that cuts across boundaries of all other forms of oppression, others acknowledge the simultaneous and intersecting effect of other independent categories of oppression.