Nobody’s « Cis »

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The whole cis project collapses at this point, and so does the trans project. It’s not popular to say so, but where this leaves us is a place where trans people are folks who just really want to be the opposite sex and be perceived by others as the opposite sex. Or if not the opposite sex, then some hybrid or imaginary sex other than the one they were born to. No universal inner truth. No mystical essence. Just a heartfelt wish, one that requires our sympathy, if not our agreement that it can be realized.(…) »