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01 October 2013 @ 05:28 am
In what ways is it useful to think of James Tiptree jr. as a transman?
El Coyote Gordo: thinkingsupergee on October 1st, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
I wonder if it's that simple. Alice Sheldon obviously (and quite reasonably) resented the restrictions she felt that being defined as a woman placed on her and really got into the masquerade. And in 1967, there was no Trans* movement, only a few people who felt so drastically mismatched with their genitals as to seek drastic treatment.

Serene Vannoyserenejournal on October 2nd, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
I can tell you from one woman's experience that resenting the patriarchy doesn't make one trans. Otherwise, most women are trans.
El Coyote Gordo: actualsupergee on October 2nd, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
I am glad I asked this question. Your answer and others have made it clear to me that "genderqueer" works a lot better as a description. Thank you.
et in Arcadia egobooapostle_of_eris on October 2nd, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)