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“If masculinity could be defined by a quick Google search or a drive down a billboard-studded highway, then a “real man” is a paradox, captured crudely at the uneasy intersections of faith, love, public service announcements, politics, and advertising. Real men love God, buy American, work hard, don’t hit women, have integrity, stay faithful, wear pink, don’t wear pink, are kind to animals, fight to the death.”
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In a 95-page decision issued April 11, Sheri Price, a vice-chair with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, gave the Ontario government 180 days to “revise the criteria for changing sex designation on a birth registration.” Unless provincial authorities mount an appeal, Ontario will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to toss out genital surgery as a pre-requisite for a legal sex change
Mercedes Allen, a writer on trans issues based in the Calgary area, said the decision is bound to spark some division within the trans community, particularly among those who have already undergone reassignment surgery.
“They have trouble sometimes understanding how a person could transition and not require (surgery),” she said. There is a sense of “why would you even want to be in that situation?”
She added: “Personally, I don’t think the ability to correct documents should be the reason to have surgery.”