queer history, hrt, grs 

Thinking about the anonymous trans woman known as Agnes.
She secretly self-administered stolen hormones since the age of 12. That was in the US in 1951.

She successfully passed as a cis boy while undergoing fem puberty.
Then successfully passed as a cis woman since she was 17.
Then successfully passed as an intersex woman to the entire UCLA medical school, including psychiatrist Robert Stoller (who coined the term Gender Identity) and sociologist Harold Garfinkel (who wrote papers on gender passing), so she could get GRS at 19, fully healthcare covered.
Then successfully passed as a menopausal women to finally get a legit HRT prescription.

Then bragged about all of it to Stoller and Garfinkel, who admitted complete defeat.

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Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

I love the ridiculously unnecessary scientific precision of Harold Garfinkel.

Behold, the transition table of cis-normativity:

Web 4 5 18

Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@caro I'm not sure I even grok what this is saying. Is it essentially saying "cis people don't opt for gender transition" in a really redundant way, or is a "transition table" something else here?

re: Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@monsterblue I understand it's saying "most cis gender-conforming people don't ever think that gender transition is a thing" (in general, not for themselves specifically).

(The book is from 1967, hopefully people would know better by now)

Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@caro im going to be preoccupied with why it was exactly 2 significant figures

re: Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@caro great science

Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@caro Hence the term 芦gender identity禄.

re: Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@alice Ooh, that makes sense :blobcatmaths:

Harold Garfinkel on cis-normativity 

@alice @caro I was thinking the same thing! The (gender) identity matrix right here.

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