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We go into the hospital and say we're cis or trans, because otherwise we WILL be refused treatment out of hand.
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@squirrellilly hey if it's alright, can i just ask, are intersex people not cis or trans? my understanding is that you still get assigned a gender at birth, often coercively, and so you can still either identify with that assigned gender or not
or is your point more like, you need different medical care to dyadic (perisex? i've seen both terms) people and can't say so?
just kinda confused is all
@00dani to say 'intersex people are inherently trans/cis' is a quick way to shrug us off and rob us of our own unique identity. Some of us identify that way, but telling us we have to is not only ignorant of intersex issues and identities, but extraordinarily disrespectful.
As for medical care, if you say you are intersex in any medical environment, you encounter what we call Intersex Broken Arm, where doctors are 'incapable' of treating an intersex person regardless of condition or procedure.
@squirrellilly im familiar with broken arm syndrome yeah, it's a common problem for trans people as well
im. still confused abt being neither trans nor cis tho? to me those words mean "was assigned an incorrect gender at birth" and "was assigned the correct gender at birth" respectively, it seems like the only other possibility is not being assigned a gender at birth?
which is possible, but from what i understand that's not what happens for intersex ppl, you still get assigned a binary gender at birth, potentially with nonconsensual surgery involved because society fucking sucks, right?
yes btw, certainly i'm ignorant of this, that's why i'm asking about it
@00dani This really isn't my job to explain to you. If you don't understand why what you're suggesting is offensive, there's plenty of ways to search for that information. I've explained as much as I feel I need to.
As it is you've come at us in a weirdly aggressive way out of nowhere twice now, and I'm going to ask you not to do that again, please.
I was friends with one in High School and I never knew it until many years later, but jeez, they were and still are, one of the coolest & nicest people on Earth.
@DickForgetsHeRunsServices@paypig.org I'm not sure you understand what intersex means, and you're obviously trying to get a rise out of me and the people in the thread. Coming at someone aggressively with misinformation is a little too obvious. I hope in the future you have better luck with your trolling, you clearly have a desire to succeed, and you've definitely got a start.
Assuming you're genuine and just sound like an ass: Do your research before making a bizarre hot take in a stranger's mentions.
In addition, if your trans activism only advocates for perisex trans people, you're as much an activist as a white-centered radfem is a feminist. Your fight for rights or liberation only cares about your own.
Trans people and intersex people 1) often intersect and 2) are often grouped together by the cisheteropatriarchal norms that we all violate. There is no path to trans liberation without intersex liberation.
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