Shiromi wrote:Second is agent Rei's intro story arch which featured an intersex person, but I don't like that one as far as queer representation because the story revolved around the intersex person loathing herself so much that she committed suicide. Though, there were other factors, like getting engaged to her identical twin brother and those horrifying implications. The fact remains though that being intersex in that story was treated like some sort of tragedy.
Weren't they just twins? I don't think either one was genderqueer.
I'm afraid I must disagree—she killed herself over having romantic feelings for/being engaged to her twin. Gender had nothing to do with it—and how'd you come to the conclusion that she hated herself?
“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”
“Education never ends... it is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and His Last Bow
"I have decided to stick to love... hate is too great a burden to bear."
— Martin Luther King Jr. (A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr)