written by Christina

Why Passing is wrong


I often have moments of clarity and then the realization that it is a case of " the bleeding obvious".

I was thinking about the issue of passing and it occurred to me why it is a wrong headed concept.

Passing means to hand the value of your being on to other people. If they think that you are authentic as a woman then you are valued and if you are 6'6 and 110 kilos and hairy then you are less valued, you do not pass the test.

Even the word PASS hints of a value system. You are in or you are out.

Instead we should be supporting diversity and choice rather than conformity to some sort of binary and a line set by others.
We, as independent adults, should decide who we are and how we want to present ourselves.

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