Surely that also applies to Rowling's view of natal women as apart from trans-women?

I don't have a dog in this fight, but I was struck by the notion that XY enjoy benefits of the patriarchy for being born men. No doubt that is often true. But a while back some right wing associates cited a photo I had done of Desmond Napoles, a now 10 year old trans better known as Desmond is Amazing.

"What is that thing?" they asked.

It seems, until recently, many trans-women actually have no camp in either sex. You can certainly argue they lack the experience of natal women, but how can one be certain they enjoy, even from an earlys stage, benefits of maleness?

There's a herd mentality among humans, especially in early years, that seeks out the Other—be it the tomboy or girly boy or whatever—for expulsion from ordinary group dynamics, leaving them true outsiders.

Certainly I agree that children should be treated with great care approaching gender dysphoria. Desmond, for example, seems very comfortable in the his/her role. But kids at that age can also be very flamboyent when seeking attention. I sometimes wish he wasn't quite so on the record as it were.

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