THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — There’s a story going around about a 7ft tall trans woman — it is poorly written, pronouns wrong and reeks of exploitation. Besides, it’s not really news — somebody is always going to be the tallest trans person or a rare trans person over 7 feet tall to exploit into a news piece.
What I think is more interesting is the hurdles that must be overcome for those who are taller than the average trans person. While clearly anyone who is considering SRS (sex reassignment surgery) will not find it a hurdle, as it is simply who they are — “passing” and “being outed” have long passed them by in areas of concern.
But what about not quite along the path to SRS? Are things more difficult for exceptionally tall people when they first wondered about their birth gender not jiving with what was going on in their minds? Being the center of attention is something most people considering transition likely would avoid. Is this a burden that derails the lives at a higher rate than their “average height” counterparts?
I don’t have answers, but a story about that would be far more compelling than this exploitation piece circulating the net at the moment: Lindsey Walker: World’s tallest transsexual is 7ft basketball star formerly called Greg | Mail Online.
While I don’t care to put restrictions on the media, news about 7ft tall trans women isn’t something that contributes to society. Agree or disagree?
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