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On gender identity (Part 2)

“I think, therefore I am.” René Descartes, often called the father of modern philosophy (according to Wikipedia anyway), wrote these famous words in an attempt to be certain of his existence. Later thinkers typically define existence through experience, but its meaning still has to be analyzed. While I doubt that many transgender people consult philosophy

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On gender identity

Transgender individuals “are” the gender they identify as: a trans woman is and always has been a trans woman, and hence a woman, whether she was aware of it or not. (And mutatis mutandi for trans men). This should have been understood since the publication of “The Transsexual Phenomenon” by Dr. Harry Benjamin in 1966.

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