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Post Friday A "Trans Novel"?
Interesting, though not convincing:

http://crossedgenres.com/archives/012-2/heinleins-friday-a-trans-novel-by-cheryl-morgan/

Of course, the author feels compelled to harp on Heinlein's "gender binary" outlook. How to explain IWFNE? "Classic transvestite fiction."

Though Heinlein explored far beyond the mainstream for when he was writing, the big problem today's progressive genderation seems to have with him is that he thought that being a man or being a woman was great, the differences to be treasured. Cissy!

His most egregious offense was pointing out how unhappy are almost all those who are confused about what they are. The fact that it's true makes it all the more egregious.

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RobertPearson wrote:
Cissy!

Ha! Wonderful!!

I am forever grateful to Heinlein for opening my eyes and broadening my worldview from the moment I first opened "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" at age 8, and that very much includes my ability to question the conventional wisdom of the Oklahoma and Texas communities where I lived on issues of gender and sexual orientation. One of my best friends in college was gay, and he once told me that I was the *only* straight person in his life, including every member of his family, to never once give him the feeling I was judging him negatively because of his sexuality. I gladly grant Heinlein 100% of the credit for that value system of mine.

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