Re: Thomasine/Thomas...clothes make the (wo)man

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Posted by MMMMarcia on January 11, 2000 at 14:15:26:

In Reply to: Re: Thomasine/Thomas...clothes make the (wo)man posted by Danalee Lavelle-Burroughs on January 11, 2000 at 10:37:03:

Danalee writes:
: Somewhat ahead of their times in some respects, weren't they?...Our community has been in an uproar recently over a much loved high school teacher who underwent the gender change program and surgeries to go from being male to female. She was terminated by the school district. I can't wait to see the financial settlement--I hope she doesn't accept anything too low...If they could recognize inherent male and female characteristics in people back then, why are we so rigid now? Even among Native American tribes the 'two-spirited' peoples were accepted and allowed to live among societies. So much for our 'civilized' world vs. the 'savage'...

: Danalee

Hi, Danalee! I've been following that case in the news, and I sometimes just can't understand what is wrong with people. I agree with you 100%. For every step we take forward, we seem to take ten backwards! I guess I'm just a live and let live sorta person, but it looks to me like (once again) another opportunity to teach tolerance and understanding is being lost. What a shame, eh?

Sandy, once again, thanks for the interesting information. You amaze me all the time!


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