Kiri 4.0

[ETA: WordPress keeps breaking my formatting, and I don’t know why. Hopefully now the post is at least readable, though.]

[trigger warning]

Once again, it seems, my little corner of the Internet has exploded with posts and threads about whether or not trans* people should disclose their genital status in a variety of situations — usually dating, but also things such as bathroom use, participation in gendered clubs/events, school attendance (yes, really) and various other things. What’s infuriating (besides the way in which people are perfectly willing to talk about “what society should do” about us without actually including us in the conversation) is the fact that this is even considered a discussion-worthy question. After all, cis people aren’t required to describe their genitals to people to do any of these things, nor is the state of cis people’s genitals (even those who, for whatever reason, have genitals that…

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