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"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No Mr. Aiden, I expect you to live. You have been quite determined to infiltrate womyn's spaces, haven't you? Which is what brought you here. I don't think you will find yourself half as determined to... exfiltrate womyn's spaces after your stay at our facility here."
"Feel free to ask questions, Mr. Aiden. I want you to understand what we're planning for you and your sex..."
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I want to read about two womyn helping each other when one or both are sick.

I want to read about one womon helping give another back her health, or giving another a new body.

I want to read about four womyn saving the world.

I want to read about someone finding someone like me worth friendship, and worth loving, and worth respect, and worth screwing.

I want to read about someone like me making the world better.
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I used to like the setting and stories. I still think it might be worth fan-reclaiming these, but that would require trimming off much of the material before Rebel Dawn and the Lando Calrissian and Han Solo series, and much of the material after the Zahn trilogy and the original timeline for the Dark Empire series, however innovative.

Until George Lucas created episodes I-III, the extended universe had added to Episodes IV-VI and resolved many issues with Episodes IV-VI, but then Episodes I-III too often contradicted the extended universe.

I for one couldn't keep looking at it as a single setting with minor inconsistencies any more. After Episode I there were two completely contradictory descriptions of the force, the midichlorians, and the spiritual energy field. I think that's the worst example. After Episode III there were two completely contradictory backstories for the Death Star design. Did the design exist by 10 YE or was it commissioned by Tarkin [possibly in the Maw Cluster] after 30 YE?

I was already frustrated by the way the later novels ignored the Dark Empire material. A resurrected emperor, a second galactic civil war, and... nothing?

Peak Trans

Jul. 19th, 2012 11:15 pm
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First the patriarchy destroyed itself in an ill-conceived attempt to eliminate male homosexuality.

In the 1950s and 1960s, having discovered that certain progesterone analogues could increase attraction toward womyn and reduce attraction toward men, various offices used these on 'suspected homosexuals' and the military used these on their own soldiers in the Cuban War, eventually introducing these progesterone analogues into the water supply of Miami, New York, and several other major cities. In typically male-minded fashion, they focused on the short-term foreground changes in sexual attraction in men, but failed to study the short-term changes in sexual attraction in womyn, assuming the same drugs would increase attraction toward men. In addition, they ignored the gradual increase in depression and headaches, which are now known to be the product of a long-term background change in sexual identity and the resulting neuroendocrine incompatibility with male hormone levels.

In the 1960s and 1970s, underground pharmacists began to produce the same progesterone analogues, as well as regular and emergency contraception, estrogen, and progesterone. The progesterone analogues became a symbol of liberation and solidarity for some womyn, increasingly many womyn, and were eventually nicknamed lesbian concentrate. The Kennedy administration was unable to shut down the hormone trade, and the McCarthy administration was unwilling to continue the failed policy.

In the 1970s through 1990s, as more and more womyn embraced lesbianism, heteropatriarchy began to break down. Womyn were able to control their own bodies, rejecting penis-in-vagina, and ending forced birth. Owing to widespread social separation between womb-bearing and most wombless womyn in the WSA, womyn who chose to bear children generally chose in vitro fertilization over traditional 'baster' fertilization, but early in vitro techniques led to significantly more wombless [Wolffian] births than womb-bearing [Müllerian] births. At the time, most wombless children were believed to be boys and were expected to grow into men. Owing to strict restrictions on transition, and later criminalization of transition, less than 20% of the camab population had transitioned by the beginning of the Civil War.

In the 1990s through 2010s, after the Civil War, with fewer barriers to transition, and fewer barriers to transitioned womyn's participation in society, cissexism began to break down. More than 80% of the camab population had transitioned within 15 years of the end of the Civil War. At the time, some were concerned that a growing trans majority might lead to neglect of cis-specific concerns, and cis-specific coverage in the Womyn's Health Service. Owing to substantial immigration, however, trans people have not exceeded 70% of the population.

At present, with improved techniques for in vitro fertilization, the revival of traditional 'baster' fertilization, and the birth assignment lottery, most demographers believe that the present situation is at or near 'peak trans,' and expect the rate of transsexualism to gradually fall to 50% of the population.

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Although this was written in response to an anti-trans site, this is intended to parody my own attitudes, and my own trans-womon-specific approach to feminism, not theirs.

Also, I know gender stereotypes are strange now, and I expect they will get stranger if people never, or hardly ever, meet the genders they're stereotyping. It would create some strange ideas about what men are/were, hence the comment about male-mindedness above. I don't intend any offense.

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