01 May 2014

Flipping The Script

We've all heard those questions:  "Is it real?"  "When did you know?"  "Who do you...?"

"We", of course, means transgender, transsexual or any other gender-variant people.  Some who ask those questions are pure-and-simple voyeurs, and others are just mean-spirited.  But there are still others who just seem not to understand why we find such questions--which they would not want to be asked of themselves--trivializing or even demeaning.

That is why it was such a powerful moment when trans activist Janet Mock "flipped the script" on Alicia Menendez:


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