Subscribe: Comments on YATGB (yet another t-girl blog): "If there's lessons to be learned..."
http://yatgb.blogspot.com/feeds/1620941432681618021/comments/default
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
chemical weapons  chemical  didn  educational fatigue  freedom study  freedom  people  remember  study double  study  university  weapons  year 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Comments on YATGB (yet another t-girl blog): "If there's lessons to be learned..."

Comments on YATGB (Yet Another T-Girl Blog): "If there's lessons to be learned..."





Updated: 2018-01-14T13:43:00.488+00:00

 



Lucy: I do remember the LGB Society, but as you sa...

2009-09-15T21:21:56.331+01:00

Lucy: I do remember the LGB Society, but as you say, there was no 'T'. I do remember thinking about going along, but did I want to be *ahem* "Only T on Campus?" :) Not really, so like you, I kept quiet.



Coming from the middle of nowhere and being slight...

2009-09-15T00:19:56.091+01:00

Coming from the middle of nowhere and being slightly bookish the experience probably overloaded my circuits with all the bright lights and comparitive cosmopolitanism. Bitd there was no t in lgb and less info then today. I remember some who took the move to come out as gay sadly I didn't take enough advantage.

Apart from being insainly jealous of them I would say to any go for it :)



Zosimus: The phrase 'educational fatigue' ...

2009-09-08T21:53:30.111+01:00

Zosimus: The phrase 'educational fatigue' rings a bell.

Yeah, another 'child of the 80s' here too :) I do remember the fear about nuclear weaponry - perhaps a healthy one? I'm not sure.

I suppose the worry over biological weaponry is that once released, it won't be contained. Ironically, the "best weapon" is one that doesn't kill your enemy, but leaves them crippled so they have to expend resources collecting and treating the wounded. Trite, but maybe if we spent a bit less on working out how to kill each other, better things might happen.

Guess I would say that tho, pinko subversive that I am :D

Jessica: They see your teenage years can be hard, but I think 20s can be tricky as well.

Cliche again in that 'people are people' - I wonder how many of the next wave of trans folk are happier with who they are. I hope that in some way, we push the boundaries and make it easier for them.



In college, I had counseling, there was a support ...

2009-09-08T19:43:45.856+01:00

In college, I had counseling, there was a support group and a dance club in town that was all there for me to take advantage of.

Sadly, I chose purging and denial in favor of being myself and letting my feminine side develop in a healthy manner.

I have no regrets, but I would love to tell trans people in college to take advantage of those things and not hide who they are.



Freedom to study? I think that's so a double e...

2009-09-08T12:25:14.997+01:00

Freedom to study? I think that's so a double edged sword :) Seemingly proven by both of our track records :) Still, what I didn't gain in a qualification, did I think, help me grow up and learn a few hard truths. I don't look back with any regrets... unusually for me :)

I'm sure it didn't help in my case that I entered university straight after completing twelve years of school, the last four of them at a strict(ish) Catholic college; given so much apparent freedom when I went onto university, it was well-nigh inevitable I'd end up misusing it. (Countless were the times I skipped lectures on subjects I found boring, justifying my truancy to myself with what would become an all-too-familiar lie: "I'll read it in the textbook later." :)) I also don't think going onto university straight from school was a good idea in the sense that I was probably suffering from educational "fatigue" after having been at the latter place for so long - in retrospect, I probably should have just taken a year off from study commitments of any kind. Oh well, it's not something I really suffer any regrets over. Like you, I got something out of my time in tertiary education, even if I didn't get that all-important bit of paper at the end of it. In my case, the biggest benefit was going away with a head full of fascinating (and not-so-useless) information!

Chemical weapons degree? Well, I'm sure there are some places you could study that now! :)

Hell, with something like that, I could have become the A.Q. Khan of the chemical weapons world, offering my expertise to all sorts of dubious countries! The excitement, the notoriety, THE POWER! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA! On a somewhat more serious note, I could never really see why so many people regarded chemical weapons (and biological ones too for that matter) as so unspeakably barbaric given all the nasty ways "legitimate" weapons killed people. I was particularly perplexed by the attitudes of those who thought chemical weapons should be banned, yet had no problems with nuclear weapons - something that scared me far more when I was growing up. I don't know if you were the same, being a fellow child of the '80s from what I can gather.



Zosimus: Freedom to study? I think that's so a...

2009-09-07T20:54:34.217+01:00

Zosimus: Freedom to study? I think that's so a double edged sword :) Seemingly proven by both of our track records :) Still, what I didn't gain in a qualification, did I think, help me grow up and learn a few hard truths. I don't look back with any regrets... unusually for me :)

Chemical weapons degree? Well, I'm sure there are some places you could study that now! :)



Interesting to read about your time at university....

2009-09-07T17:09:49.353+01:00

Interesting to read about your time at university. I wasted (er I mean spent) five years of my own life at the place*, although for me it was a rather mundane experience, as the university I went to was situated in the same city I lived in; therefore, going there every day simply entailed me getting on my bike or a bus, and taking a relatively short trip into town. In a lot of ways, the experience for me was just like going to school, only with a lot more freedom (which I unfortunately tended to abuse).

Funnily enough, in contrast to your own experiences, the year I first went to Uni (1991) was also the year I started wearing items of female attire in public. Only a few weeks before I started there, I found a nice gold satin jacket in a second hand clothes' store, and while my initial plan had been to simply wear it in the privacy of my own home, it wasn't long before I'd decided there was no reason I couldn't wear it in public instead. (The thing that inspired me to make this monumental decision was actually that line from the movie 'Dead Poets' Society' about most men living lives of quiet desperation - I decided that if I kept my CDing a furtive activity, I'd be condemning myself to such a frustrating existence myself.) Doing so proved surprisingly easy (and largely free of negative consequences), and by the year's end, I had a couple of other nice, shiny pieces of ladies' attire I wore in public without fear. I got my ears pierced that year too, as well as my nipples!

*And for all that trouble, I never did end up getting my degree, much less using it to achieve my childhood (oh OK, rebelliously adolescent) dream of moving to Libya and helping them develop a chemical weapons programme. Sniff, I was such an idealist in my youth...