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Old 03-02-2011
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Default Small addition RE: Shemale

The book The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male. and it's author Dr Raymond were used in the late 70's (I believe) to stop coverage of transitioning by the US government via Midicare/Medicade. Not to be out done, private insurance soon followed, with most national providers specifically not covering transition related expenses, as well as any medical issues resulting from those procedures. For example, you are a trans woman and you get Thrombosis - not covered, Breast cancer - not covered, Hyper tension - not covered. I've even heard of people being denied coverage for broken arms and stuff.

So yeah, it is an ironic twist that Janice's main target in her life's work was the sex industry, and stopping the production of porn and the selling of sex. As a result of her work she created a whole new class of women who had to do sex work for survival and to afford the costs of transition.

Also, it has been my experience that trans women in sex work REALLY hate to be called Shemale outside of that circumstance. It really is not advised that a man call a trans woman that without knowing her if he wants anything more than a dirty look from her.
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