Robin Of House Hill

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About Robin Of House Hill

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    Justice of Toren
  • Birthday 03/19/1943

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    Tucson, AZ, USA
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    Reading, movies, and surviving another day..

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  1. Why can't we abandon all hope, ye who enter here?
  2. I'm glad that letting the family know, went better than expected. People being stiff and quiet can mean disapproval, but it can also mean they are a bit overwhelmed at the difficulty of the task facing your cousin. I wish her well, at the office. What can impact her livelihood is important.
  3. Sounds like a plan. Hopefully, things will go better than anticipated, but if not, she has a way to move forward. Good luck to her.
  4. Sorry, that I'm late to this discussion. The board wouldn't let me access it because of the network I was on. The question I have is does this person have a plan for dealing with the people who react badly? While I only had a couple of family members to deal with back in 1976, when I transitioned, I had a plan in place, in the event that things went badly.
  5. I need the hive mind on this. A trans man I've known since the 1980s, but broke contact with over a year ago, underwent surgery for a life threatening condition. I was just contacted by a Facebook friend, who had been his friend, but similarly broke contact with him. This person is a trans woman who I know to be honest and honorable. She has been trying to find the hospital where he is, but doesn't know what name he was admitted under. I know he never got his ID changed and know both his birth name and married name, which might be the key to locating him. Being such a privacy advocate, my first thought is that I may not provide this information. What do you think? ETA: After consulting with an attorney, who agreed my view that sharing the information was improper, I let her know that I couldn't provide it.
  6. This came up elsewhere. I think you can figure out my view on it, but does anyone think this is a good idea, in view of the level of violence in the series. I'm not asking about the merits of the book, or series. Just wondering if anyone thinks this would have any benefit.
  7. @Lily Valley, I lack the knowledge to be of any help, but I do know that if anyone is capable to dealing with these issues, it is you.
  8. Apologies. that wasn't my intent. I do think people are better off when they know what is going on, that may affect them.
  9. In case anyone thought the problem was only the extreme right. Of course, it may be the the Republican Party is now part of the extreme right.
  10. I turn on CNN, listen to conservative panel members, and become enraged. Rage makes boredom disappear.
  11. I cringe at the analogy, but I can't argue with it. When those not directly threatened start backing away, the threat must be perceived as real.
  12. I think it is simpler than that. When people see that those in power are attacking a group, they worry what will happen if those in power see them as supporting that group. It's a reaction based on fear of what may happen to themselves.
  13. The problem I see is in the section entitled "A Shift From Allies to Detached Supporters." I'd really like to see an ind depth analysis of why that drift is occurring. Whether its a case of people protecting themselves in an increasingly problematic political climate, or the specifics of what is making people uneasy. And yes, there is always a pendulum effect to progress in the social arena, but with the mobilization of reactionary forces, this is starting to look like one step forward and two steps back.
  14. Why am I always the one to point out how the current reality is worse than the old one? But, I'll be honest. These statistics aren't as bad as I thought they would be. Acceptance 2018.pdf But category 2 is worrisome.
  15. On the other side of the coin, is the one who has known her gender since an early age, and seeks to change the physical to the extent that medical science made possible. Yes, they are separate descriptors, but we exist in an age where everyone believes there is "only one right way." karaddin, I didn't think you were agreeing with those who see the term as a slur. When you get to my age (almost 75), you just want to scowl and shake your cane at everyone. (I don't use a cane.) I don't like labels, but the constraints of communication via language, make their use unavoidable. If people refer to themselves differently than I refer to myself, that's fine. But when they denigrate the word I find most accurate, but talk of community, I can only ask whose community do they mean.