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Being A Trans-Gender Is Not Necessarily Bad

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Started: 11/5/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Shrek_sDrecKid

Pro

Rules For Debate:
1.First round is for acceptance, introduction, thesis, stance, position, and key points.
2.Do not use offensive or discriminatory language against the LGBT community.
3.Informal language such as slang and personal pronouns are not allowed.
4.Do not offend me and assume I want to become trans-gender.
5.Failure to follow the above rules will result in the discontinuation of debate.
jiangzemin

Con

While it cannot be denied that the trans-person himself does not possess malicious intent, the stakes of being trans-gender in today's society still remains skewered towards being the recipients of discrimination and hate speech by various anti-trans-gender organisations. Society still largely remains fundamentally opposed to what they perceive to be 'deviation from the norm' , which is especially prevalent in areas with a largely conservative political alignment. While there has been a rise in the participation of pro-transgender activists in civil society, they remain in the minority and are often subsumed under the LGBT agenda and shoved aside.

As a transgender individual, one often has to go through a series of long drawn out bureaucratic procedures in order to gain the approval to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Being an extremely specialized procedure, it does not come cheap and may be a financial burden on the individual seeking the treatment. Many often resort to illegal means such as drug-running to obtain the necessary monetary resources to do so.

Even after gender reassignment surgery, one may still not be liberated from the stigma associated with being transgender.
Although now biologically the opposite sex of what they were born with, many countries still refuse to accord recognition to transgender individuals as being of their new gender. For example, even in Thailand, where transgender individuals arguably face lesser social stigmatization as compared to other Asian countries, they are not allowed to change their gender on their identification documents. This may seem trivial on the facade, but has many moral and legal implications.
Thai society in the essence, is depriving transgender individuals of the right to legally associate with their actual gender identity. For example, if a transgender individual is arrested in Thailand, he or she will be commuted to a prison catering to members of his or her biological sex, which can prove to be traumatizing for him or her.

Transgender individuals also face the prospect of being more frequently unfairly rejected from jobs and opportunities as compared to other individuals with similar qualification who conform to the traditional gender roles. A survey conducted in 2011 revealed that 55% of transgender individuals surveyed had lost their jobs after 'coming out' as transgender due to employer bias.
They are also frequently subjected to physical and mental abuse, and many attempt to end their lives in a bid to escape a society which simply cannot respect their right to exist and be privy to them having equal opportunities as others.

Transgender individuals are also frequently victimized by the media. Often, prominent transgender individuals will have their transgender identity visibly highlighted, as if that was the sole defining aspect of their identity as an individual.

In conclusion, the act of being a transgender individual definitely does not fall under the moral purview of what constitutes as 'bad'. However, being a transgender individual in today's society comes with its associated stigma and unless society undergoes a paradigm shift and becomes more accepting of individuals who deviate from the societal norms, being a transgender individual trying to carve out a niche in society with continue to be difficult and hence can be considered 'bad'.
Debate Round No. 1
Shrek_sDrecKid

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jiangzemin

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Shrek_sDrecKid

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jiangzemin

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Debate Round No. 3
Shrek_sDrecKid

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jiangzemin

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Shrek_sDrecKid 2 years ago
Shrek_sDrecKid
I regret making this debate; I do not even know what to say...
Posted by Ore_Ele 2 years ago
Ore_Ele
Just curious. The "con" side is basically saying that being trans gender is "necessarily" bad, but they are not allowed to use words or phrases that are offensive to the LGBT community. Isn't that side, by definition offensive to that group?
Posted by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
some one debate this I want to be the outcome!
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
May not be bad,just goofy.
Posted by FuzzyCatPotato 2 years ago
FuzzyCatPotato
Being trans-gender may involve surgery
Having surgery requires use of immunosuppressive drugs
Immunosuppressive drugs increase the risk of H1N1 mutating
If H1N1 mutates, it could cause a global pandemic and kill billions
A global pandemic could cause global economic instability
Global economic instability leads to nuclear war
Nuclear war leads to destabilizing the orbit of the earth
Destabilizing the orbit of the earth leads to the earth falling into the sun

Thus, trans-gender people cause the destruction of the earth.
Checkmate!
Posted by Zaradi 2 years ago
Zaradi
So how do you argue that being transgender is wrong without offending the LGBT community?
Posted by Stefy 2 years ago
Stefy
They're just asking the opposition to be respectful Archconservative. Meaning no offensive slurs or blind hate speech. Countering arguments are perfectly acceptable.
Posted by Archconservative 2 years ago
Archconservative
"Do not offend me"
"Failure to follow the above rules will result in the discontinuation of debate."

Standard liberal debate rules.
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