|08-09-2013, 06:03 PM||#31|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Device: Paperwhite, K-Touch, Nook GL, Sony T1, Libre Pro, K-Fire
I enjoyed Fanny and Stella, but was also bothered by the author's apparent embellishments. Still, I'm glad I read it.
A close 17-year-old relative, a lovely and feminine girl, was recently examined to find the reason she hadn't begun menses. Although externally she appears to be a normal female, it was discovered that she has no vagina or uterus, but does have internal testes. She then saw a specialist who told her parents that her condition is uncommon but not rare.
When I told her she is perfect just the way she is, she said, "I know that." Families do adjust quickly and perceptions of normal change. I understand Stella's mother wanting only her child's happiness without concern for society's ideas of normalcy. One can only hope that society will not punish those seen as 'different'.
|08-09-2013, 09:09 PM||#32|
Snoozing in the sun
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: Kobo Touch (mine), Sony PRS-T1 (husband's)
Yes, thank goodness there is a bit more compassion and acceptance of difference now than there was. And with her family's love and support I do hope all goes well for her.
|08-11-2013, 03:20 AM||#33|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi only, iPad, iPod Touch 3G, iPad Air
Thank you so much for sharing that very sensitve life-experience, BelleZora. You make your point beautifully and effectively.
Last edited by fantasyfan; 08-11-2013 at 04:35 AM.
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