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[–] goatsauce 96 points (+97|-1)

There was an episode of Orange is the New Black where Laverne Cox's character is running around trying to get birth control or estrogen off women around the prison because they denied his normal estrogen prescription (I don't remember why, it seemed contrived). At the time I kept thinking, this seems nuts. You won't die? You chopped off your nuts so you're not producing testosterone anymore, but your body still produces hormones from other sources, just not the ones you want? The only way you'll die is if you kill yourself, so just...don't kill yourself. All of this is self inflicted.

[–] questioningtw 17 points (+18|-1) Edited

I remember that episode and I really liked that they did portray Sofia as being very selfish there...and was even told by Sofia's wife that they where being selfish. Actually, I really liked that the show didn't do the whole Sofia is a total victim thing, and was even called out by his son.

Yes and no? We were supposed to like Sophia’s character so we sympathized with Sophia when his wife and child inevitably called him out on his selfishness. We were supposed to empathize with the pain of choosing between risking losing his family by finally being his “true self” and living a lie. Yes his wife & son were portrayed as sympathetic characters too but I really felt we were supposed to like Sophia and understand he did what he had to do by transitioning at all costs.

[–] viragoeternal 7 points (+7|-0)

lol you should've seen the tumblr discourse over his 'abusive' wife.

[–] questioningtw 4 points (+4|-0)

REALLY?! Ugh, I thought it was pretty obvious the way they framed the scene that you where supposed to be on the wife's side.