Monday, April 25, 2005

The gift of the Magi. Not. 

An Indian who became a man to marry a female relative was dumped after the surgery, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Twenty-nine-year-old rubber tapper Kuttiyamma, born with both male and female genitals, had been in love with the relative, Laura, 25, for 15 years before having surgery to become a man and change her name to Binu, according to a national newspaper.

But Laura became engaged to another man and Binu is suing her for breach of trust after spending Rs 50,000 ($1,150) on the sex change in Kerala.

There is so much wrong with this story that I don't quite know where to begin. I will say, though, that $1,150 for a sex change operation seems like a good deal.


By Blogger Sluggo, at Mon Apr 25, 11:16:00 AM:

Until you see the needle nosed pliers and xacto knife.  

By Blogger Fausta, at Mon Apr 25, 03:54:00 PM:

$1,150 for a sex change operation seems like a good deal
It was the cut-rate price.  

By Blogger viking kaj, at Mon Apr 25, 05:42:00 PM:

What's a rubber tapper?  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Apr 25, 06:30:00 PM:

Viking kaj! Great to have you back in the saddle.

I trust that a "rubber tapper" is somebody who taps rubber trees for a living. Or maybe he is a professional condom tester. Or maybe he dances on the pitcher's mound. But I'm guessing it's the first one.  

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