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Quote of the Day

Filed By Ed Team | April 12, 2007 6:42 AM | comments

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The "nature versus nurture" debate has meaning for each of us here because we are constantly being asked in life: Why are you the way you are? When did you first know you were different? Do you think that while you were in the womb your tiny fist inadvertently clenched an essential gene too hard? Or was you mother domineering?
And my answer is: Who cares! As long as my right to explore the full measure of my own potential is being trampled by discriminatory laws, as long as I am being socially and economically marginalized, as long as I am being scapegoated for the crimes committed by this economic system, my right to exist needs no explanation or justification of any kind.
--Leslie Feinberg in TransLiberation: Beyond Pink and Blue

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As usual, I agree with Leslie!