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#4 Transgendered Courage?


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December 28, 2012

Transgendered people are often seen as courageous; they have the guts to take radical steps to become the people they really are.  But I don’t see them as any different from people, mostly women, who get nip-and-tuck surgeries, botox, and breast enlargements.  After all, they too take radical steps to become the people they feel they really are – youthful and sexually attractive.


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Posted by Chrontius  on  12/28  at  05:03 PM

“So do it.  You don’t need to get a male body.”
Those people exist.  We call them tomboys.  I fear you’re conflating two different issues here, which I can describe inadequately as “what I am” and “what I do”.  Some who pursue sex changes could perhaps be happy with tomboyism or tomgirlism - but with the incredibly shitty results modern sex changes can produce I suspect that on average, more people are putting off sex changes they’d rather have while waiting for technology to improve.





Posted by Kris Notaro  on  12/28  at  07:28 PM

All I will say about this article is that:
1. science is proving the gender binary system we have grown up with wrong
2. In the future we probably won’t even have a society influenced by sexual social constructs
3. In the future we will probably live in a sexless society. We will also probably have the ability to tun on and off sex drive, etc.





Posted by jilldavidson  on  12/30  at  02:51 AM

I am a trans .woman (assigned male at birth) and I have no interest in wearing lavender chiffon or in flower arranging. I don’t even like makeup. I think you are oversimplifying women,not just trans women. Most of us can’t afford surgeries, in the USA all transition relared health care is excluded from insurance, but we live our lives as ordinary women. I transitioned in place, meaning I stayed in the same job with the same employer (a school district) and people initially told me I was brave - but I didn’t feel brave. As my partner of 38 years said. “They say we’re brave, but what choice do we have? You just live your life”.






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