I have now been (as of 11/10/22) Stephie for four years. Sometimes long an trying. Sometimes trying. Sometimes just being me. I started my transition in July of 2019. And, I started this blog a month later. Being Stephie has brought on different kinds of issues in my life along with the usual ones. It’s […]
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This post will focus on the concept of personhood, and how it figures into moral regard. Further it will be explored how this ties together with being a transgender or gender diverse person, who are often denied personhood from those who hold transphobic views, especially religious bigots and those feminists who deny transgender persons existence. […]
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I originally wrote Saying “Fuck” to Passing over a year ago in December of 2020, where I discussed issues relating to the notion of “passing.” In addition I wrote about my attitude concerning it, and how successful I was in adhering to it. This post will look at my current thoughts on the whole “passing” thing, […]
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This post looks back to my thoughts when I first began to transition. Before that when I first recognized my womanhood I was quite unsure of myself. What do I do? It took about five months to come out to my partner, Bette. Even then I didn’t know whether I would transition or be a […]
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Since I recognized my womanhood, there are things about my life I didn’t expect, either to change or develop for the first time. Here I have thought of nine: how much more I am into clothes; the development of mommy hands; that hormone treatment would work so well; explore my sexuality so keenly; become emotionally […]
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[Note – what I describe of myself should not be taken as prescriptive. It does not seek to defend femininity as necessarily being an aspect of having a female gender as I am aware that not all who have a female gender have any necessary connection to femininity as such. Think of what is usually […]
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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity tackles the damage that certain forms of feminism are causing to both transfeminism and feminism as a whole. Julia Serano sees that these forms do not counter oppositional sexism in addition to typical sexism. Also, she discusses the role that transmisogyny plays in […]
Read More A Review of Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl
This is mainly a reflecting back with present residual implications. What do I mean by The Ta-Da? It is a moment when I stand in front of the living room mirror and spread out my arms in a dramatic way and say, “Ta-Da.” So, this post will explore why I did this in the first […]
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[Preface: I used to write a philosophy blog – https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.com/. There I had written two Santa Clause posts. Being a philosophy blog the first post was proof that Santa Claus exists, using the three traditional arguments for the existence of god. It also had an additional proof that Santa exists because it is fun to […]
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Was ever what a choice? Deciding to come out and transition. I knew from the start that actually being a woman was not a choice. Granted, I did not know where it would lead. I only took very timid steps at first. But, once I found my bearings, I began to take the first steps […]
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