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BBC News: "The US Navy Seal now living as a woman"

Ships_Cat

War Hero
I dunno why all the fuss but surely this fella isnt the first trans ex SF you've all encountered...

BBC News - The US Navy Seal now living as a woman

While we all know Matelots, booties and super booties that love to whip out the webbing and heels at the first opportunity (hardly even transvestism, just buggering about on sods opera), we all seem to know at least one guy who on leaving the service, has gone the whole journey. Is it that big of a deal? I know gender confusion and identity are serious issues so please lets not drag this straight to the gash barge. I say good luck to her, I hope she finds happiness with her new identity.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
...I know gender confusion and identity are serious issues so please lets not drag this straight to the gash barge. I say good luck to her, I hope she finds happiness with her new identity.

So why post it in Lil's rather than "The Serious Bit"? [Mod Note: Moved to the Quarterdeck, in a vain attempt to prevent potential crayoning]
 

Rachelthree

War Hero
Very brave of him, without insulting any of our american friends they ain't notoriously an accepting bunch. Dare i say some cliche such as life is too short to not do things to make one happy.
 

Ships_Cat

War Hero
So why post it in Lil's rather than "The Serious Bit"?
I guess I was standing by for the usual dit sesh on blokes we knew on board and the dubious locker contents, but at the same time didnt want the thread to get confused and homophobic. Partly my fault for even mentioning transvestite in the same thread as transgendered.
 

Ships_Cat

War Hero
The OPs opening line is:

"I dunno why all the fuss but surely this fella isnt the first trans ex SF you've all encountered..."

I don't see that there is any fuss :dontknow:

the BBC article looks pretty balanced to me, doesn't look like anyone is making a fuss at all.

Most of his former colleagues seem to have accepted his decision etc.

Good on her for being so open about it.

I agree, the BBC article doesn't create fuss, but obv there have been issues with the two marriages, and living with the job and the potential discharge if discovered. I guess I should read the book to find out if it is overblown.
 

Grim_Squeaker85

Lantern Swinger
Clearly the SEAL is actually simply preparing for a secret undercover mission to infiltrate and destroy the greatest threat to civilisation. Mumsnet.

Serious head on..... Best of luck to her and I hope she receives only goodwill and tolerance in future. :hello2:
 

Ships_Cat

War Hero
Very brave of him, without insulting any of our american friends they ain't notoriously an accepting bunch.
The USA being such a vast country, has places where she would easily fit in, New York, San Fran, Key West, and others where she would find it harder, rural Idaho, Kansas, Texas etc. Im sure there are some regional differences in the UK, but they're smaller and more localised. Canal Street Manchester vs Eastbourne seafront...?
 

Rachelthree

War Hero
The USA being such a vast country, has places where she would easily fit in, New York, San Fran, Key West, and others where she would find it harder, rural Idaho, Kansas, Texas etc. Im sure there are some regional differences in the UK, but they're smaller and more localised. Canal Street Manchester vs Eastbourne seafront...?

Yeah i definitely agree
 
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