Some of the staff have resigned because they don't feel safe in that environment anymore. The locks were changed and police were called to escort some of the staff away. That's not a 'non-profit organization problems' issue and it's not a 'can't discuss it with the public' issue either; Wingspan has been hijacked. Putting Casey in a kind light in this letter doesn't soften the incredible injustice done here. Wingspan and Eon are all a lot of us have had for support. The only place to make ties and find shoulders to lean on. I hope this new ED understands that it's the entire community she's slapping in the face with this move and that Phoenix already has us in a bad mood. I know too many people that hold Eon/Wingspan far too precious to not take action on this.
What the unholy hell is this? Casey was fired? Eon staff were fired? What the fuck is going on? I'm an aged out youth who has been involved with eon for 8 years now and this is extremely distressing. I can't believe this.
Common sense: all due respect, you have no idea what you are talking about. You don't seem to be differentiating sex from gender. Genitals, and thusly sex, are noticeable at birth; you are male or female, genetically, from birth. What doctors do ASSIGN, as well as parents and family members and society, is gender. They say "this is a girl," when the accurate statement is "this is a female." Terms like boy, girl, he, she, man, woman, those indicate gender, which are different from the terms male and female, which indicate sex. A transgendered individual, as well as cisgendered individuals, WERE assigned gender at birth, as everyone assumed that the vagina indicated girlhood or the penis indicated boyhood, though in the case of a trans child or gender non-conformant child, they were wrong. Also, you say that super-rare exceptions to this observation are cases of hermaphrodites. Firstly, 'hermaphrodite' is an ugly derogatory term. I believe the word you were looking for was 'intersexed.' Now that the has been established, intersexism isn't at all a super-rare occurrence. As there are varying degrees of intersexed conditions, as much as two percent of births (last I checked the numbers) include some kind of intersex condition. Not so small in the grand scheme.
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