Oh sorry, that was a little off topic. I was just reading a study last week which talked about how the families of transgendered kids tended to have very strongly coded gender expectations. Dads would buy the newborn boys things like stuffed footballs and have a cow if the nursery was pink.
Hmmm, I still don't understand why girls need a sex change if they like playing with boy's toys. I don't fit the stereotype of a woman, in fact I'm pretty far from it. I've never felt comfortable with how people expect me to be a stereotypical sweet little thang, but what I do is transform and transgress gender boundaries instead of conforming to their expectations.
Hmm, considering that the vast majority of trans are born male and the amount of harrassment these "sissy" boys are subjected to, it seems odd not to question how much of transgenderism is simply a boy rebelling against his very narrow prescribed masculine role.
Thank you Queercat. But you know, nobody murdered them, so they make lousy poster children. Everything and anything proffered by a trans activist needs a sob story...
Gay folks claim the right to full humanity in spite of being gay while trans folks claim the right to be treated as some version of a genderized stereotype precisely because they do feel like a stereotype.
Really honestly, what does one's gender have to do with one's sexuality? Some of the latest journal papers are conflating the two and now suggesting that the question regarding mental illness for homosexuality be reconsidered. I want a lesbian, gay and bi organization that doesn't have anything to do with trans!
Gender isn't the same thing as biological sex. The terms indicate different qualities but unfortunately transgendered individuals use the terms interchangably even though they, more than anyone else, should know better.
And really, here's the problem: YOU, as a trans advocate, have heard this criticism many times and no matter how many times someone explains the distinction between biological sex and gender, YOU, as a trans advocate, refuse to acknowledge the validity of this qualitative difference.
And after this pattern is repeated ad naseaum, it's obvious that transgendered people are as addicted to magical thinking as any religious fundie.
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