Wulfespinndel wrote:The past few visits I made to this forum have been rather shameful.
If a mod needs to lock this I want them to do so with...
Shamefur dispray. End of rine, rine ends here!
Mathias wrote:I remember Cali Defender.
Who brought Cali up?
Anyway since I haven't chimed in on this yet I think I'll bring my cynicism in for a spin.
The reality is that the entire concept of transgender people makes folks very uncomfortable,
The reality is that what makes people uncomfortable is sudden changes, some one you used to know suddenly being a serial killer would be equally as uncomfortable.
a 20-something trans woman ... but now that I've been out and open for a few years
Emphasis on few, but I digress.
There we can merely be verbally assaulted, nonstop, in pretty much any setting. Internet slang for a trans woman is "trap," as in, a being who exists only to "trap" males into questioning their sexuality.
Oh no, hurtful words, someone call a waaambulance! And there are tons of people who like traps, in fantasy at least. Also, minor point, a trap has to convincingly look like a woman not just be a tranny.
However the whole issue here summed up is whether or not a trans is deceiving males who hit on them, ignoring for a minute that their might be lesbians who could hit on them but let's just focus on how this is a problem with MEN just like the nice well-informed feminists told us it was. It's really just a matter of circumstances, if you let it become intimate before telling them then yes you lead them on. The assumption is that most people, even if not all, are straight and seek out people of the opposite gender when flirting. They don't seek out dudes in dress even if they're on estrogen, only bis and gays will sleep with someone biologically male. To push this any further is to say that men aren't allowed to hook up with people fitting their criteria, which while perfectly in-line with feminism is bullshit logically and realistically.
4. All of point 4 is a history of how things have progressed, it even says that trans are more rare than homos. It's literally telling how things have progressed and then complaining that there's been no progress or that it didn't happen long ago enough. This 'didn't happen long ago enough'/'still hasn't happened' can be argued for 100,000 other things as well so it's not impressive. As far as 'crazy' goes a M>F tranny will have a different behavior and brain chemistry than either a model M or F, but everyone would have a mental disorder if psychiatrists had their way.
3. Part of being a trans is deciding whether or not you want to change your genitals, it's not surprising if others want to know about it when talking about your transition. I agree it's not really the focus, it's only part of a person's private life unless you live in a community of nudists after all, however at the same time we have two examples of trans-women that are putting themselves out in the public eye. The public is always curious about every little detail of the people who catch their eye.
"Just because I like certain things, it doesn't mean I want the whole 'package,' so to speak."
This is an understandable position.
Yet, without surgery, my doctor had to certify that I was "feminine enough" to get the gender on my ID changed in San Francisco.
But this isn't, the gender used by law is about your biologically gender. Having tits and wearing dresses puts you in between but we don't have a biological label for in between.
Even in Sweden, a country you'd expect to be pretty enlightened by reputation, dropped attempted rape charges against a man because his victim turned out to be a trans woman with a penis (their logic being that it's impossible to rape a woman if she doesn't have a vagina).
This isn't a trans issue, this is a male issue. 'Men can't be raped' is what underlies this thinking.
2. This is pretty legit...
The relatively simple premise of "feeling different on a weekly basis" has yet to percolate into pop culture.
What's so hard about understanding the feeling of wanting to wear a cute dress occasionally? (I ain't even trans)
1. Falls under issue 5, if you let it get intimate with out telling them then you led them on. While not justification for murder it is understandable anger. Alcohol was of course most likely involved in this on both side though.