The current post
on trans* kids/gender identity has a really positive conversation going on. I've seen enough fighty trans*-issue threads here for that to be a real sign of progress. But mostly, I want to thank the mefites who've made it that way for assisting with my own education.
posted by rikschell to MetaFilter-Related at 12:22 PM (61 comments total)
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Ten years ago, I was one of the cis-jerks who was at least thinking (if not actively commenting) dumb prejudiced comments. MetaFilter's been a big part of my education around the issue (getting the differences between gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and physical plumbing; using a person's preferred pronoun; trusting other people's experiences equally to one's own; etc.). Thanks for putting up with what was not an enlightened community and helping turn on the lights. These days I help teach a comprehensive sex-ed class at my UU church, and getting these issues right is a BIG DEAL. I wouldn't have got this far without reading those fighty threads and taking in the wisdom of very patient (and sometimes rightfully angry) trans* people and cis-allies who bothered to educate people like me.