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helen, have you read 'middlesex'?

i thought of you often while reading it recently, tho' perhaps it is still wide of your experience, i found it well written and a fun read, notwithstanding the difficult subject matter.

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 01:28:19 AM EST
I've never read Middlesex. In fact I think I once read the blurb on the back, couldn't work out what it was about so put it down again.

I think it's about people whom we call hermaphroditic and if so, then it's a different pheonomena to transgenderism. There is a rather ugly track record of forcing them surgically down one path or another, irrespective of how they self-identify. As if the world has to compartmentalize them for its own convenience, and much misery has been needlessly caused as a result.

To be honest I prefer not to read such things. The fictionalisation of my situation causes me enough grief in so-called well-researched medical and psychological literature. To read explorations of my life done by somebody with no conception of what it feels like can be distressing. I prefer not to subject myself to such things.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 09:51:02 AM EST
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