Well I guess it is time to post something controversial rather than small insights into my life and people I have known. Here is a reasonable explanation of how the current Standards of Care (SOC) are supposed to work and to be blunt the entire process is shocking because I realize I am out of touch but I am completely baffled by the process and the order in which the process works.
Real Life Experience (RLE) before hormones is so different from back in the "old days" I am not sure I understand the reasoning. Why would someone start living as a female before starting hormones? It is sort of contradictory isn't it? I understand how totally out of touch I am with how things are done today but RLE before hormones is sort of indicative they want proof the person is transsexual and the only way to prove it is to suffer by having to move into the female role without any feminization and walk into the real world baring your soul to everyone because there are few transsexuals ready for RLE without some feminization. Is it some kind of right of passage where being possibly clocked, read, pointed out, and harassed is the gauntlet that must be survived? It is almost like they want you to publicly fail.
I guess this is why I feel I have no right to tell anyone what to do when they transition and how to live during their transition and likewise after surgery. Is the SOC exactly how everyone does it today? I know the answer is that some do because I have found the blogs on T-Central quite interesting and informative and many have followed a pattern Harry would approve of which is contrary to the SOC.
I have been enthralled by Shandy on her blog because I think she has gone about the process amazingly well and in a manner Harry would approve of. She is ready right now when she decides to transition and in my mind ready for surgery whenever she wants it. She certainly has not followed the SOC.
Do they penalize transsexuals that do not follow the SOC? Is this a result of the input loons like Blanchard and his cronies have had?
I guess I would like someone to explain the rationale behind why the SOC is the way it is? Help!!!