Normally, neither I nor Laura deal with political issues, given Tanith and FantasyCookie17 are occupied with these enough for one body.
However, this time, the latter was, in her own words, "too lazy to write this", and the former felt like I would deliver a better
performance at explaining the content of this. This, along with the fact that I have not written much on this blog at all, lead to me
writing this post today.
So, this's basically a continuation of my last post, so maybe read that one first ‒ or don't, this one's less sensitive or whatever.
I've talked about wanting to write this article in Bloggers Gathering for quite a while now, so, here it is. While it was clear I wanted to make some changes, as also stated in a previous post on here, some of the changes
I made went differently than planned, while others were abolished in favour of an alternative.
Just wanted to let you all know there was this petition here, basically aiming to abolish the outdated TSG (
law") in favour of a more modern self-determination law. As currently, legal name and gender changes are extremely expensive (1000€ and above due to the requirement of two evaluations by mental health professionals) and
time-intensive (about a year), this would be a huge step forward. You can also sign if you are not a German citizen, in which case, a translator like DeepL might help you to determine what exactly you
You may have already seen me on the last post. I'm Tanith, and if you're not up to speed on the entire thematic of F. being plural, check this out. Now, for the part of this post after this paragraph,
I'll have to issue a big content warning. I am absolutely pissed (American English, mind you), and this post will reflect both that as well as mention serious mental health stuff. I'm also known for putting humour into all
sorts of stuff, which may be considered inappropriate in this context.
I bought the domain
artemislena.eu in a sale at netcup. My old domains
fantasycookie17.onederfultech.com still redirect here. My Matrix server will move to the new domain, more on that below.
Recently, my psychologist, after hearing about the amount of trouble I went through with my gender transition, especially in finding out whom to talk to in order to for medical and legal measures, suggested to me that I
could try to start a sort of self-help group in order to help other people facing similar issues, which after all was how many queer support groups started existing. I honestly was not too intrigued by the idea at first, but
then came up with something similar that sounded more fun: The Global Transgender Resources Registry. Basically, it is a collection of static webpages sorted by countries and regions and cities in those countries, listing
various resources that might be helpful for transgender people seeking transition in the respective areas. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
- An overview of legal name and gender change procedures, if possible
- Lists of medical professionals and clinics helpful with medical transitioning ‒ psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, dermatologists, surgeons, etc.
- Lists of local support groups (both for transgender people specifically, or for queer people or minorities in general)
Today, someone in one of the rooms I moderate had to get banned for spreading homophobia and transphobia. In the argument preceding the ban, he shared a video with the lovely title
"Doctor Destroys Transgenderism with Simple Science". I did not actually bother to watch it back then, mainly due to the fact it has a length of 27 minutes and 17 seconds, however,
as if there was nothing else to do, I decided to watch it now anyway just to see how fallacious it is. Strange hobby to do in the middle of the night, I know, and probably not very useful, but whatever. I felt like it. I
will just go through the main arguments given, and show how should be considered inaccurate, wrong or misleading. My vocabulary on logical fallacies and such mainly comes from RationalWiki; if you
do not know a term, look it up there.