Surgery and Trans persyns
Here’s a link to the Baltimore Team Trans blog, which was recently formed in response to a popular gay club’s bathroom policies. A trans man who had been performing at the club was removed by security from the men’s bathroom, which the head of security claimed was justified because he “hadn’t had surgery yet.”
The story presented on this blog challenges the emphasis which Hausman places on the possibility and the availability of surgery in the formation of a trans subjectivity. It points out that, for many, surgery really isn’t accessible – as it can cost upwards of $100,000 – and yet these individuals can still be considered trans subjects.