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Hearing that news stopped me thinking about the England result at least. Anyone in the same boat?
i don't even have a brother-in-law
although my brother is having chest surgery for the same reasons. Have you only just found out about your brother/sister-in-law?
The father of my two nieces.
Been going on for a while apparently (obviously) but they've only just gone public. I don't really know what to think. I'm not against it per se but it's a bit strange.
Not seen him/her for about 6 months cos they live 300 miles away and the hormon treatment was started shortly after. I'd guess at a 4/10 though
I've been trying to think of a really inapprorpiate joke but because I'm braindead more than usual today I'll spare you.
how's your sister taking it? It must be so hard to have been living with the burden of that kind of thing- maybe now it's 'out' it will actually be easier? How old are the kids? (am trying to imagine my own dad becoming another mummy. Jesus.)
As an aside, it always seems to be men wanting to become women. Wonder why that is? (because being a woman is shite. I'd love to have a penis.)
It's not at all uncommon for women to decide they want to become men.
So young enough to be open to change I guess. It's my Dad I'm worried about more than anyone. He's never been good with even a change in the weather.
Im not particularly suprised that you said that.
Obviously my sister's shot to pieces but she's held off telling us for enough time that she's now coming to terms with it. Dad's a bit more narrowminded than your average man and we all know how protective the average Dad gets over their daughters/grand-daughters.
how's your sister taking it?
I did go there.
(part of the problem of not being allowed to exist on forms and surveys and things) but there are a lot of trans men and - anecdotally - more out trans men than before and more prominent trans men.
and obvs it's not necessarily about which sex is generally more 'preferred' but also the effects of being initially assigned male or female and the experiences of that. e.g. passing as a man for a large part of your life may make it easier to come out as trans. cause of patriarchy.
i REALLY like these...
one of them has opted for chest surgery and hormones. I guess just respect their decision and offer what support you're able to provide. I still get my pronouns wrong sometimes but you get used to it. It's much harder for them.
I hate not using the right pronouns. Presumably he/she came out some time ago?
Only came out 6 months or so ago and he's in his mid 40s and they've been married nearly 20 years! He's battled with depression quote a bit in the past and now we all know why!
they normally ask you to live for a year as your chosen gender before taking hormones and having surgery.
Your Dad's response might surprise you; I'd say the same about my grandparents but when my bro told them they were incredibly supportive. They sometimes get mixed up with using the right pronouns but we put it down to old age and forgetfulness.
and he has a rather androgynous name so i guess he probably did all the being-a-woman thing for a while as he used to be away for long stints. Must have been hell but not spoken to him because they've split up because of it. I think my Dad will probably just be very quiet and then hit the brandy.
but i think that it would be great to swap over for a while, you're partner could swap too, (or not).
that would be the ideal.
problem is that if you were just you but with half a chromosome difference, then some people still might want further improvementd, so like people born with handicaps could swap for non handicapped bodies, its a bit of a can of worms.
Hope it works out for your sisters family,