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    I was out so missed it but probably won't bother based on that review. I can't help be sceptical in the fact they choose to include the views of someone currently finding things tough (not at all judging odd socks) rather than something more positive. I kind of want the media to get over being trans being interesting now. I remember wishing there was anything accepting in mainstream media at all so it's nice that's now my complaint but I really do think we as now at the point where we need to get past that approach to talking about being trans.
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    I was out so missed it but probably won't bother based on that review. I can't help be sceptical in the fact they choose to include the views of someone currently finding things tough (not at all judging odd socks) rather than something more positive. I kind of want the media to get over being trans being interesting now. I remember wishing there was anything accepting in mainstream media at all so it's nice that's now my complaint but I really do think we as now at the point where we need to get past that approach to talking about being trans.
    They were a little short on questions sometimes but there was SO MUCH scope for more nuanced discussion that they didn't bother to go into. For instance, someone asked what sex you date once you've transitioned - that would've been a nice opportunity to pick up on your earlier comment about having been with gay guys (so you don't have to be "gay to straight" to be trans in the way that I have as an FTM attracted to women - or "straight to gay", as I imagine the misconception goes).

    I felt really sorry for Evie, who wasn't really properly introduced. The boys were evidently invited because they'd produced the documentary, but it wasn't clear why she was there and she wasn't given much opportunity to talk about her experiences on a more personal level.

    If you've got FOMO, perhaps have it on for background noise, but I'd give it a 4/10. I wouldn't try and actively listen to it or you'll feel your blood pressure rising.
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    I'm not even sure we still need to be saying too much on stuff like who you date anymore. I know everyone doesn't get it but you can google that, I mean the BBC even has their own video on stupid questions trans folk get asked which answers 101 stuff.

    I really think the average cis person, or at least younger cis person, has got the basics now and isn't that interested in hearing it again. If they aren't bored of it then I think I'm bored enough for everyone. Yet the media is still in a (less sensationalist) version of omg trans people exist.

    I wish we could move on to have mainstream discussion on stuff that makes a difference in trans people lives. Like the recent government report has loads of things they could have picked up on. Why is there a shortage of qualified doctors? Why is the gender recognition act no longer fit for purpose?
 
 
 
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