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CHRISTIE ELAN-CANE
NON-GENDERED
Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure
 
 
WPATH Standards of Care Version 7
 
FEEDBACK    –   ADDENDUM
 
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care V7 are now published and WPATH are requesting feedback – essentially from within a ‘professional’ context but as a stakeholder (non-pathological buzz word of the moment) I feel it is appropriate to comment.  
 
And I strongly urge all who care about this issue to comment.
 
For it is after all the complexities of OUR LIVES (complexities entirely resultant from the failure of the gendered societal structure to accommodate human identity outside the dominant gendered social model) that these people make their living. And ‘professional’ people can make a very good living in determining outcomes for others. The medical professionals involved in this field making their living from OUR BODIES. We have the right to inform them when they get it wrong. But in my previous posting, I admit that I got it wrong.
 
I made an error in my submitted feedback to WPATH regarding their use of the term “gender queer” in the WPATH SoC V7 document, reproduced in previous entry here.
 
In correction, please scrub:
 
“I THOROUGHLY OBJECT to the use of the term “gender queer” in this document. As a human being and a transperson of NON-GENDERED IDENTITY, I find this term INAPPROPRIATE AND OFFENSIVE. It is furthermore a stupid and MEANINGLESS term. I wonder how the highly privileged people who continue to apply this most inappropriate label to a socially invisible and disenfranchised group of human beings would feel if the same label were applied to them!”
 
And replace with:
 
I THOROUGHLY OBJECT to the use of the term “gender queer” in this document.

As a human being and a transperson of NON-GENDERED IDENTITY, I find this term INAPPROPRIATE AND OFFENSIVE.

It is a STUPID AND MEANINGLESS term.

I wonder how the highly privileged people who continue to apply this most inappropriate label to a socially invisible and disenfranchised group of human beings would feel if the same label were applied to them!
 
I request WPATH STOP using this inappropriate term to reference non-gendered transpeople – transpeople – human beings – who do not identify as male or female (a non-gendered core identity).
 
The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered.

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