EDIT: see the comments at the end of the post.
I found a link to a guy’s blog, and he doesn’t allow comments, so here’s my comment. The author points out that some of the descriptions of top surgery (aka FTM Chest Masculinization) cases on a Dr.’s website list the patient as she and her. And the author is very pissed at this. And this in turn bothered me very much. Why?
I personally know someone who got top surgery with this doctor (other than me) who at the time of their surgery, and later on at the time I met them, identified as female. Before my surgery, I received an email from another patient of this doctor, and the name was a female name, so I suspect this person might also be female identified. I certainly never told the doctor that I was male identified, because I’m not. Frankly it was great that he didn’t mind, as it allowed me to go forth with the surgery without jumping through hoops to “prove” my need or desire for it.
It’s not about defending this doctor, although I am very pleased with his work. It’s about jumping to conclusions. Not all people who get top surgery are FTMs, or even male identified.
So please, consider how upset you get when people make assumptions about you, and stop getting upset over the incorrect assumptions you make.