February 6th, 2010

crumpet2

An example of what psychiatrists have done to trans people

I am putting this behind cuts because it is incredibly harrowing - there are all sorts of interesting little side-lights, such as the fact that they considered her of low intelligence because she had trouble at school even though she read a lot and taught herself photography. I started to translate the account and realized that I just could not bear it.

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Later I had better add for people who don't follow the link that this was 1952, but presumably many of those involved continued to practice medicine for years thereafter.