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Trans Manga: ‘Wandering Son’ or ‘Hourou Musuko’

After the previous post on SNL’s shameful portrayal of transsexuals I thought I’d give an example of something really great.

Wandering Son (‘Hourou Musuko’ in Japanese) is a book and video series in the Japanese Manga tradition about the wishes and longings of gender variant school kids. I won’t describe it further here since you can watch for yourself. The first four episodes are up at crunchyroll.com with English subtitles.

Find out about Psychotherapy related to Gender variance in yourself or someone close to you.

SNL contribues to trans-phobia with ‘Estro-Maxx’ parody

Yes, I know its comedy, but NBC’s Saturday Night Live TV show aired a ‘commercial’ for feminizing hormones who’s sole comedic purpose was to laugh at trans women during their transition.  I think it send the message that its OK to laugh at transsexuals and contributes to trans-phobia.

Trans-phobia and any phobia is no small matter.  It creates an ubiquitous message that its OK to make fun of gender variant people.  It leads to shame, hiding, fear and anxiety.

Thoughts?

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