EDIT 12/18/2010: Jamie, the author of the link provided in the below-quoted comment, has responded in the comments, clarifying a few things. It looks like I misunderstood her position, and I apologize for misrepresenting what she said. Everything else I said, about derailing a conversation, still holds true; I think the original comment that prompted this post was off topic.
Chapter I: In Which A Question Is Asked
One of the comments on This chick with a dick is exhausted caught my attention, to the point where I removed the comment from the thread (something I rarely do). However, I do want to respond to the comment, and explain why I removed it from the original post. Here’s the comment in question:
DISCLAIMER: This is an honest question, NOT a ‘snarky’ remark. There is absolutely no disrespect intended.
I am a relative new comer to “T-Land” and/or the world of the transgender. I have some opinions but these are based from living in the main stream as a “privileged white woman”.
Nevertheless, I do understand your discomfort at the way you feel you were “dissed” by your “friends”. So…This is my question? “Does the incident described in the following link describe you? Does it describe a “gender queer”? Does it describe a “gay/homosexual transgender”?
Thank you in advance for considering and thoughtfully answering these questions.
I wanted to open up the discussion to a larger audience, which is why I’m responding in this public fashion. I don’t want this response to become an attack, and will remove any comments that seem tilted that way. Skip down to Chapter IV if you actually want to get to my response…