"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

                --Archilochus

Glenn Reynolds:
"Heh."

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."




I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem



Friday, August 10, 2007

Not Exactly

Tonight! On Larry King Live:
Men who have surgery to become women, women who become men. I go inside the world of transgender people.
If only. Suppose I glue a rhinoceros horn to the middle of my forehead, then I'm a unicorn, right? Or am I only a rhinoceros? I'm so confused.

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Anonymous Calliope said ... (1:19 PM) : 

Say I'm a karyotypic XY with alpha-5-reductase deficiency. This means my Mullerian ducts don't fully develop and my Wolffian ducts are allowed to develop more than a man's without this enzymatic problem.

I have what to the naked eye is a vaginal opening, along with an extra-long clitoris (which is actually my penis), which isn't really discovered until I hit puberty, thanks to prudish parents and inattentive pediatricians. So, I'm raised as a girl.

I'll never have a menarche, obviously; I do have testicles, which will never descend and will probably become cancerous at some point in my life. My question is - do I get hormones and surgery to appear female, hormones and surgery to appear male, or neither? Also, am I a unicorn?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 PM) : 

I think you're a rhinoceros.

 

Anonymous Καλλιόπη said ... (3:54 PM) : 

I don't know who you are, but I'm quite sure who you're not.

 

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