Since when have they EVER been celebrating Lesbians and OUR ground breaking successes, in the Trades, in sports, in outer space, in initially breaking into.fields where other women feared to go, into our rich Feminist herstory?
No our stories and communities gets ever more invisible. Its one thing to question and break out of oppressive sex roles, where boys can be dancers, girls can do martial arts and ice hockey or get into science, boys can cook and sew, all practical skills, and leaving kids alone who dont fit into stereotyped boxes, that is not picking on them and tormenting and teasing them; and expanding life skills for ALL.
I did wood and metal shop, computer science, ice hockey and Tae Kwon Do all starting in the early 1970s where we were breaking out of these roles and diversifying our skills to go beyond gender stereotypes. My brother took cooking classes.
But its a completely other thing to talk about getting doctors and putting kids on puberty blockers or hormones, scheduling them for surgeries and locking them into a permanent life path that EVEN when they decide to get out of it whether a few years later or a decade or more they had done to them REAL irreversible damage to their young bodies, much less minds and spirits.
I WANT kids to be able to express themselves freely without shame or pressured into one stereotyped gender/sex ROLE or another, as they tried to do to me (unsuccessfully).
But talk of doctors, hormones, psyches and surgeries? THIS IS NOT LIBERATION.