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Laia Garcia | December 15, 2014

"Our culture is currently experiencing a shift toward inclusiveness, especially as it relates to transgender issues. Shows like Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Amazon’s Transparent, have given a face and a voice to a community that has long remained invisible." -Yahoo! Style

Candy Magazine Reveals All Transgender Cover

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All right! Thanks for posting this. It's interesting to me that they are only showing transwomen though. I wonder if that underscores some perceptions.

Edited 12/17/14:

I'd never heard of Candy Magazine and now on Huffington Post I believe that it's a compilation of MTF transgender magazines that Luis Venegas assembles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/transgender-women-candy_n_6335864.html?utm_hp_ref=transgender

What a cool cover!

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All right! Thanks for posting this. It's interesting to me that they are only showing transwomen though. I wonder if that underscores some perceptions.

Not only that... but they appear to all be young & beautiful women. Now, I understand the "realities" of magazine publishing, but it's almost seems like they're saying that as a trans person, you can only be really accepted in society at large if you are young and beautiful.

Which, I guess, if you think about it, is the same message ciswomen get inundated with from the media throughout their entire lives. So... equality, of a sort? Yay?

Or maybe I'm just being cynical today, and I really should be less judgemental because at least they are trying for inclusiveness, which is way more than most of society does?

I'll be quiet now. :(

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I hadn't noticed that; you're so right!

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A huge part of this is human nature and what the brain finds attractive and because we are such social creatures we compare our feelings with those around us. When we find it matches the majority around us then we have our gage. When we come across them we hold them above us. The standards are dependant on how you see yourself. Apart from the social aspect the human nature aspect of procreation always has an affect. The brain through the eyes compares women's hips and breasts and overall health and men's strength and size and health in order to have strong healthy children. Protection, care, child-rearing, etc come into it too. Just touching on some of the things which can be expanded further until we have a book. As the decades go by what determines our base changes. Who or what directs that change varies; the fashion industry, the porn industry. the music industry....?

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