The Weight of Words

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My sister is autistic and a male-to-female transsexual. She’s in the particularly sensitive position of being, on the one hand, incapable of real emotional maturity and, on the other, a subject of scorn for many. As I saw her yesterday in tears rejecting the internet — where she has long since dreamed of having some sliver of stardom, like all of us…

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