• Yes

  • No

79% 30 votes
21% 8 votes
  • Everyone has a right to be who they want to be.

  • Why not? Their body, their choice.

    Posted by: yay842
  • All individuals have a basic right to bodily autonomy. You don't get to draw a line because you think it's 'gross'.

  • I don't care what you do with your life. Just don't harm rational people. Rational people excludes extremists, ignorants, etc.

  • i am a transgender myself and it changed my life 7 months ago

  • As a member of the transgender community, I have to say that using the term "transgendered" with an "ed" at the end is a bit demeaning. It seems as if something changed us, dehumanized us. We are who we are. Thank you for understanding.

  • No this is unnatural and strange. I don't want my children growing up in a world without conviction.

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Skeptikitten says2013-09-15T19:57:24.3701504-05:00
@leojm- The point is transgendered individuals are born not identifying with their physical sex. They don't just wake up one day and choose to feel like a woman not a man. Sex and gender are different things, and your "god" has nothing to do with genetics.
gen13trans says2013-10-29T00:03:11.8928942-05:00
I wake up with wrongly shaped body. Being a transgender changed my life and got rid of the other problems
MasturDbtor says2015-04-20T12:53:30.9111273-05:00
@ Skeptikitten Science has found that there are factors that can be there at birth, but it has not proven the factors make up 100% of the causality. Nor is it likely to. Consider this. If it is really determined at birth then that would mean that someone growing up on an island with no outside media and with no members of the opposite sex could still become transgender, could still identify as the gender opposite of their sex in spite of not knowing what that is. Clearly socialization of the concept of "gender" and relating the concept to oneself is an important part of the process. Since no two people have identical socialization that means there's reason to believe that two people with the same genes, same hormones, same everything at birth could still end up with different gender identities, although they would have a much higher chance of both being transgender if one is, just not 100%. Even circumstances in one's adulthood could have an impact. What if a person knows they would be happier if they had the body of and lived as someone of the opposite gender but it doesn't distress them that much, and they realize that it is more important to their happiness to marry someone who wouldn't be interested in them if they transitioned (because their sexual orientation wouldn't be compatible with the new gender, not because of transphobia)? Is that person still trans even if he or she insists on identifying as the physical sex of their birth and on keeping the same body? I think we should respect the individual's right to choose how to identify for what ever reasons they have. Regardless of what factors were involved. The "born that way" narrative could be very oppressive in that it would suggest we tell him or her they are wrong and should identify as trans and get a sex change operation, rather than to trust the individual to decide what is right for their body and their identity based on the circumstances they hold important.
Jingram994 says2015-04-21T03:33:15.4199547-05:00
Skeptikitten hasn't been online for, like, more than a year, MasturDbtor. On that note, I disagree with at least part of what you've said. By definition actually failing to identify with your own body can't somehow not be distressing unless you're on a mother-lode of antidepressants that stop you from feeling *anything*. You don't 'get' this because, evidently, you *do* identify your own body and can't really imagine that not being the case. It fundamentally isn't different to if you just woke up and your body was the opposite of the gender you've been used to for your entire life. That their body *has* been that way for their entire life makes it *more* distressing, not less. I'm also not really understanding how sexual orientation could somehow 'not be compatible' with certain genders; you can still identify as a woman even if you're sexually attracted to (other) women, and vice versa.

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