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Old 08-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #31
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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'.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:09 PM   #32
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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.
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Thank you so much for sharing that very sensitve life-experience, BelleZora. You make your point beautifully and effectively.

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