Thanks Zada. Both for your kind words and for being such an exemplary ally and especially as the parent of a trans child. I admire your own work, sister.

Regarding empathy, sigh. If only. I know that with your child you'll know all too plainly that if cis people had to endure an hour of being trans then transphobia would immediately be eliminated because they would know the distress inflicted on trans folx minute by minute.

Indeed when I've been particularly hurt it's often tempting to wish that the perpetrator would wake up trans, or that someone close to them would. You and I both know most cis people would crumble like cheap cookies.

However, with the world as it currently is I'm simply not mean-spirited enough to wish on anyone that they would be trans. Don't get me wrong, I love being trans. I truly do. I'd even go as far as to say I'm not sure I'd be a cisgender woman even if I could be (though to explain why would take another article...). But as I said, many people would find themselves too weak to cope with being trans in the current febrile climate.

Thanks again for your support, Zada

Capricious by name, steadfast by nature. Trans femme dyke. Smutsmith. Provocateur. Witch. Poet. Slut. Idiot. Kicking names and taking ass.

Capricious by name, steadfast by nature. Trans femme dyke. Smutsmith. Provocateur. Witch. Poet. Slut. Idiot. Kicking names and taking ass.