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Vietnam: Trans woman to lose official legal recognition

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  1. The poor woman The link; Thanhnien News, doesn’t work. Must do something to help but what? I feel so helpless.

    1. Bill Cameron 28 Jan 2013, 9:27pm

      The link opened correctly for me, although it was VERY slow. Quite apart from the problems this lady is experiencing, I am always interested in news stories from Vietnam, having lived there for a number of years. It is socially a very authoritarian society and the Peoples Committee of whichever place you live in has a lot of power, often exercised (in my experience) in a highly capricious manner.

  2. What a bunch of Neanderthal idiots putting this poor woman in such unnecessary emotional and psychological distress ! Hasn’t she suffered enough? Apparently they never heard of science.

  3. Frank Boulton 29 Jan 2013, 8:05am

    I can’t believe the idiocy of the People’s Committee. The woman’s surgery took place in a foreign hospital and so they refuse to recognise that it happened!

    1. NaomiClareNL 29 Jan 2013, 1:52pm

      Some states in the USA have something similar, I believe. They require that genital surgery be done by a US accredited surgeon. So the Thai surgeons now get themselves an accreditation with the relevant authorities in the USA…
      It’s all a load of bulshit of course…

  4. Patricia mcl 29 Jan 2013, 11:06pm

    I sent a friend request and message of

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