Episode 41 - Chapter 35 - "The C-Word"
"The acid test" - Nothing works faster to reveal the difference between men and women than this four letter word. This week, Scottie reads from chapter 35, which stems from her very first encounter with this epithet - and the conflicting emotions that exploded in her like a hurricane. On the bright side, Marcy is quick to point out, "at least she wasn't misgendered." But underneath the scars, after so much time has passed, it is not some idiot's mistreatment of women, that has set her off, but Scottie's expectations of herself as a woman...
"At least he got the gender right"
Marcy & Scottie get into it this week with a continuing discussion of the gender binary. As much as Scottie fights for the rights of her trans community to define itself as each snowflake wishes, she still sees her world in only pink or blue - in that, her bad or unsavory traits are "boyish" and the good qualities are "girlish," which drives Marcy stark raving mad, but it does reveal something deeper right here on camera. Scottie is the most surprised of us all to learn that she puts out her own femininity on a very high pedestal - and with good reason (her past running with wolves,) But, whatever her reasons, it is, as Marcy points out, a recipe for disaster and heartbreak.