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Austria’s first transsexual teacher has been given the all clear to work by the education ministry after a sex change operation.

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Austria’s first transsexual teacher has been given the all clear to work by the education ministry after a sex change operation.

The man turned woman named only as Walter S. caused outcry among some parents by informing her  students via e-mail at a polytechnic in Vienna-Margareten that she will be a woman when everyone returns for the new term next week.

The 58-year-old, who now calls herself Andrea, said today (Mon): "I’ve always felt like a girl, later like a woman. The sex change surgery I underwent recently was only a consequent step."

Now the federal education ministry has confirmed Walter S. will not be dismissed or suspended over the surgery. "Schools are home to tolerance, not discrimination," the statement said.

Walter S., a married father of one, said she told her wife only last year about her sexual orientation – after she discovered her secret passion for wearing women’s clothes.

Martha said: "I was shocked at first and though about getting divorced. But then I started meditating, and I found strengths in Buddhism. Now we live in a ‘lesbian partnership’. I had to let Walter go and took on Andrea instead."

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  • Erika Godwin wrote on 31. 08. 2010 from Birmingham England about "Transsexual allowed to te..."

    Glad to read that the authorities are more concerned with her ability to teach and not her gender. I had similar questions raised when I revealed my gender change. Good luck to her and her partner.

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    • John wrote on 15. 07. 2012 from NXmlIySH about "Transsexual allowed to te..."

      Jing, good point. It think it's fair to say that without U.S. ieornventitn, Germany would have militarily defeated France, and achieved some sort of separate peace with The UK. But the endstate wouldn't have been a German victory in any idealized situation. Preventing the perceived selling out of the German state by the Socialist dominated government doesn't necessarily mean that Germany would have been the moderate center-left pacifist country that we think of today. There is a really good argument that after the armies marched home in victory , the defacto civil war between government forces and political militias would still take place. France and Germany both had the economic guts, adn the large part of a generation ripped away from them. The better question is why did Germany implode, as france relatively peacefully waned during the interwar period. And what lessons can we take away as other modern states deal with the waning of there strategic importance, as there social welfare states become progressively less feasible.

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