Jun. 9th, 2011 08:30 pm
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"You built a relationship with an imaginary person, and it didn't go so well. You're sad because you're realizing your imaginary son was just that. Congratulations on developing a real relationship with a real person, that's really cool!"

-- Reddit user "windowful", challenging the "It was like my son died and I got a daughter instead / It was like my daughter died and was replaced with a son" trope that parents of trans kids sometimes call upon

This needs to be said more often. Like a lot more often.

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Date: 2011-06-10 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] calculus_of_destructions
Love it. So hard. The sentiment also sums up what has always pissed me off about Helen Boyd's writing so much. She talks about her wife vs. her husband even years after the transition with no self-awareness...


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