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Alive, Books, and Community: Well there's no history of trans people more than 30 years ago, maybe thats why there not in the history books lierdumoa: jenroses: leviathan-supersystem: epically-scottish-big-b: songofages: thetolerantleft: thetolerantleft: softtrade: What is a Christine Jorgensen Tfw nazis literally burnt Hirschfeld’s (sp?) papers so we wouldn’t be in the history books Like I wanna be really clear. Hirschfeld was literally moving to a depathologized explanation of trans women (inversion as variance not defect) and was advocating for providing trans women with HRT and surgery, all the while treat numerous trans women with hormones, in the early 1930s. Berlin had a thriving trans and gay community you have never heard of because the nazis destroyed it and the systematically erased evidence of it. It’s not that trans women have only existed the last thirty years, it’s that you have been intentionally denied knowledge of our history by reactionaries who want to see us dead. In 1946 renowned new zealander Harold Gilles preformed the first FtM sex reassignment surgeries.1946. A lot longer than 30 years ago.In 1951 he was able to preform the opposite, pioneering techniques for those who were transitioning from male to female.So anyone who says its only 30 years… should look to a local plastic surgeon and ask about Mr Gilles. 1812  – James Miranda Barry graduated from the Medical School of Edinburgh University as a doctor. Barry went on to serve as an army surgeon working overseas. Barry lived as a man but was found to be female-bodied upon his death in 1865. 1932  – The News of the World published a story, ‘Amazing Change of Sex’, about a trans man from Sussex who transitioned ‘from Margery to Maurice’. Colonel Sir Victor Barker DSO (1895 - 1960) married Elfrida Haward in Brighton. Barker’s birth sex (female) is later revealed and the marriage is consequently annulled…. 1936  – A 30-year-old British athletic champion, Mark Weston of Plymouth, transitioned from female to male. The story appeared in some national newspapers, including the News of the World (31 May 1936). The reportage was accurate and sensitive. In the words of L. R. Broster, the Harley Street surgeon who treated him, ‘Mark Weston, who has always been brought up as a female, is a male and should continue to live as such’. There is some debate on James Barry but I still think this is relevant. All of these taken from wikipedia timeline of LGBT history. (I had a look a few months ago out of curiosity.) also, the goddess Ishtar had trans priestesses known as the Assinnu (they castrated themselves, went by female pronouns, and wore female garb, and basically by any possible definition were trans women) and that’s WAY the fuck back in the BC’s  Like, I’m 45, and 1946 is before my parents were born. 71 years ago. That’s longer than the vast majority of the world’s population has been alive. Hirschfeld died 82 years ago. If you follow @yesterdaysprint they’ve posted scans of newspapers from the 1920s of so-called “boy flappers who call themselves girls.”  Pretty much all indigenous cultures have concepts of and language describing non-binarist gender identities and have had for eons prior to colonialism.  Elglabus, the 25th ruler of the Roman empire from the years 218-222 BCE, delighted to be called the mistress, the wife, the queen of Hierocles and “was reported to have offered vast sums of money to any physician who could equip him with female genitalia” – [wiki article w/ source links].
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America, Bad, and Countdown: ioeo telph0nes by Dan Lloyd By courtesy of the Post Office LMOST a hundred country are also experimenting years ago, in January, with the viewphone system, and 1876, eight words were expect some 5 million subscri- spoken into the very first bers by the end of the century. telephone by Alexander Post Office scientists visualise a Graham Bell. They were: national network linking not only "Mr Watson, please come business users but also home here. I want you." Seconds subscribers to local communi- later his breathless assistant cations centres providing a burst in and cried:"Icould hear you. It works variety of educational services Subscribers would be equip- Since that historical message, telecommunications have under gone enormous developments. Spacemen on the Moon can talk to Mission H.Q. on Earth, for example-something Jules Verne never even dreamed o ped with a two-way viewphone instrument comprising a viewer, camera and loudspeaker system, and a separate unit incorporat- ing a microphone and control panel giving access to the local communications centre - The telephone itself has been transformed from a cumbersome looking instrument into a tiny Users could be provided with a small card bearing a personal code, and by inserting this card gadget that can fit into the breast in a slot in the control panel, any "viewphone". Pushbuttons desired service could be obtain- ed simply by keying-up the required numerals on the touch buttons. For example, by press- ABOVE: The Post Office to do some remote-control shop act, in the f re it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or obtain one's bank statement. The business uses of the view- phone system are immense, for BELOW: The "picturephone" not only will it enable top execu- system of Bell Telephone tives to save time, but also docu- ments, letters and diagrams could be transmitted by placing photosensitive paper in contact with ultra-violet radiations emit- This makes it possible for policemen, firemen and building-site workers to keep in touch with their control centres. allow a sound-and-picture call, or sound only. po Now the "viewphone" is on the ing certain buttons the user could tune in to a television channel, a library, an information channel, a bank, or the local supermarket way. This is a system that enables telephone talkers to see as well as hear each other. Several major cities in the U.S.A and Japan have already installed experimental viewphone, or "picturephone", systems, and they have been a great success Company of America. ted by the emit The only snag to making eye- ball contact with a telephone caller, of course, is that the phone might ring when the recipient is in bed, or in the bath ted by the receiving viewer. among business executives. Instead of having to attend conferences and make long busi- ness trips, they have simply talked to each other "face to face" on the viewphone. In one instance a model building was shown on the screen and execu- tives approved its design with- out having to go and see the or in the middle of shaving. And it's the boss at the other end perhaps the best thing to do would be to disconnect the camera and say it's out of order. It's bad enough having a spy in the sky without having one in the demonstration. G.P.O. engineers in this bedroom, too! Countdown at 23 scifiseries: Video Telephones / 1971 / “in the future it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or to obtain one’s bank statement.”

scifiseries: Video Telephones / 1971 / “in the future it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or to obtain one’s b...

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