i really enjoy your blog. i'm trying to develop mine, but i'm so busy. but i'll work on it to be half aas good as you <3 i hope you like the little that i do have on my page. how do you ffind the time.
Aww =) Thanks haha. You just made my head super big. I didn’t think anyone really paid attention. I like that your blog balances images and text. I need to work on that.
And to answer your question: I use the queue option like it’s my job. haha.
HOMONORMATIVITY - ‘A politics that does not contest dominant heteronormative assumptions and institutions, but upholds and sustains them, while promising the possibility of a demobilized gay constituency and a privatized, depoliticized gay culture anchored in domesticity and consumption’ ( L. Duggan 2003 )
A French civil court tells a trans woman that although she has been taking hormones for three years, her breast growth is not enough for them to change her legal gender to female:
If your breasts don’t measure up – you just can’t be a “proper” woman. If you thought such archaic attitudes had long since disappeared, think again: in a recent ruling, French authorities declared that before trans woman Delphine Ravisé-Giard could be classed as a woman, she needed to provide written evidence that she had undergone breast enhancement. (…)
“Of course, if the state applied the same test to cis [non-trans] women, it would have to redefine the gender of many French women. But of course, this would never happen.”
She added: “What size breasts are required for a change in civil status? Will that breast size be established nationally by the Minister of Justice or will it be up to the personal tastes of individual attorneys?”
I wonder if I as a small-chested transmasculine person went to France, would my legal gender as female would be revoked? I would happily trade legal genders with Delphine Ravisé-Giard.
On a more serious note, I wonder if this court is giving FTMs a hard time with changing legal gender as well: whether by “your chest is too large” or “you don’t have enough facial hair,” there are cis men whose legal gender status would be revoked if those standards were enforced on everyone whose legal gender is male.