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.
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.