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Is This Considered Gatekeeping?

Discussion in 'Transgender' started by GoodLuck_Tuck, Nov 13, 2017.  |  Print Topic

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  1. GoodLuck_Tuck
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    So (as seen in my previous posts), I have terrible top dysphoria and want surgery ASAP. My parents have gone from saying wait until you're 24 (see this post if you are confused) to saying (after a conversation two months ago) wait until next year and then we'll see where we're at. This is still very vague. I know that once I have top surgery (which I've wanted for about 2-3 years now), I'll be a much happier person.

    My (quick) question, is this a form of "gatekeeping" (which is a term I've just recently discovered)?
     
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    Gatekeeping is performed by the therapists who are supposed to be giving access to transitioning to the people who need it the most but only give it to trans people who will best fit into the sexist society (meaning matches typical gender stereotypes)
     
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    ^^^^^ what she said. No your parents are just hoping you're going to change your mind in a year or so. Gee why do they want you to wait till 24, that seems a tad long.
     
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