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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/17/15

silversongwriter wrote:

As long as they don't demand that I accept them as the sex they're masquerading as, I got no issue. Really don't care what other people do with their body, or how they dress...
Just don't try to date me and I don't care.


Yeah, I agree, I feel as if people would feel that's discrimination though but I can't help what what I am and am not attracted to, I'm Bisexual but a person's gender still plays a role in what turns me on about them.
Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/17/15
Its meant to make them feel more like a woman/man. There are trans people who don't go through transactions as well.
Caitlyn Jenner wanted to feel more like a woman by going all this surgery on herself to help. Just wearing wigs & dresses & makeup wouldn't be enough for most it seems.
I don't think I completely understand the feelings of transgenders, but that doesn't make them invalid. If they really feel like they are really a male instead if female or female instead of male, I won't doubt it, or question it. Nobody shouldn't have to explain or give a good reason for their feelings to others.
I don't believe in assigning a gender according to someones sex either. Gender has more to do with someone's identity. There is really no biological sorta thing to determine it. Gender is more of a social construct if anything.
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galaxiias wrote:I'm trans. I don't feel comfortable in my own body, being assigned female at birth. .


"Assigned"? What, did the doctor flip a freakin' coin, or did he have all the babies line up and do an army count-off?
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One of my best friends is FtM transgender. He's going to be getting hormone treatment soon and then there'll be the breast reduction and other related surgeries later on. It's been a year since he came out as transgender to friends, family, and coworkers and he's so much happier with his life now.

If you don't understand it, then you should look it up. There are forums and websites for transgender people, as well as a lot of detailings as to how it all works as far as the change. It's a lot more than just plastic surgery - when someone goes through the hormones, they completely change as a person. I remember a while back ago on a forum I used to go to there was someone who was in the middle of their treatments. They changed so much in just a matter of months - physically - that it was just absolutely crazy. They started growing facial hair, chest hair, their facial features changed to be masculine, they started getting filled out in the areas that men are filled out in. It was really, really dramatic. It was so cool to be able to watch - albeit just through pictures and video. But honestly, if there was someone that's completed their transformation to look on the outside like they feel on the inside, you'd never even know.
Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/17/15

silversongwriter wrote:

As long as they don't demand that I accept them as the sex they're masquerading as, I got no issue. Really don't care what other people do with their body, or how they dress...
Just don't try to date me and I don't care.

Is that so hard to do? To start calling someone a she because you knew them as a he at first?
also gender =\= sex.
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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 6/10/15

anzn wrote:also gender =\= sex.


It's kind of appropriate that this question is raised on an anime board, given how many newbie nuts frequently come on (or used to) saying "Well, even if Adventure Time/Legend of Korra/The Animatrix/Inception/etc." wasn't technically made in Japan, I still consider it 'anime', because it has all the selectively neat idealized abstract qualities that I personally associate with the term!"
And then everyone posts, "Dude...it wasn't made in Japan, it wasn't animated, it's not anime. You can imagine your own fanboy definition of the term all you want, but in the real world, there's one definition. Get over your freakin' junior-high self and live with it."

Of course, that's only the act of an overenthusiastic fanboy trying to take refuge in a defensively glorified fantasy-world about his own personal hobby, and Humpty-Dumptying the defining terms out of all pertinent context to mean whatever the crap he wants them to mean, and not the sentiment of someone with a frank, open view of our culture's definition of sex and sociology...
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I still feels like that falls under the same category as plastic (cosmetic) surgery, just a heck of a lot more elaborate. It's not a "complete" transformation. It will never be a "complete" transformation, the chromosomes still do not lie. And i think that's what makes me so conflicted about all of this.
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I'm always quite confused by this and never know how to respond.

On one hand, I feel bad for them and think they require some sort of support. Gotta help them out, right? The surgery is over and done with and there's no going back. All they can do is hope they are satisfied and move forward from what is undoubtedly a huge life event.

On the other hand, I often feel as though they have or had psychological issues that could've probably been dealt with another way in most cases. And they bring this change upon themselves.
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Honest opinion? You sure?

Alrighty, full honest it is

I think it's weird, strange, different, abnormal, unique, and extraordinary doesn't mean bad or good. I don't understand it because I've never been in their shoes. I've been straight all my life, there has been no confusion of any sorts, so I cannot understand them.

But I will never think of them as a Woman if they were born a Man and vice versa.

But I will give them the same respect I give every other person, and refer to them however they would like, whether it is a she or a he.
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Ehh, I don't care what people do if it's not intruding on my life. I'm still going to refer to them as their biological sex though. It's cool if people want to be or feel a certain way, but the rest of us don't have to play along with it.
Posted 6/8/15
its not my life, not my body. I couldn't care less. I treat everybody the same regardless of what's going on.
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I'm just sayin' if you want to help an anorexic person, you don't make them lose weight.
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Posted 6/9/15 , edited 6/9/15

Angerudusto wrote:

I'm just sayin' if you want to help an anorexic person, you don't make them lose weight.


In what way is that at all related?
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My thoughts? I could care less if you want to change your gender.

Just don't think it makes you better or more special than someone else.
Posted 6/9/15 , edited 6/17/15
I feel really that they just deserve to be called what they change to and treated that way. Imagine being someone that was just born in the entirely different body than you wanted to be born. It's kind of like having a world without anime, then a world with anime. Then you get born in the world without anime. I think I'd like to be known not only for my own enjoyment of watching anime, but for having anime to watch in general unlike the other world.

My example may sound confusing because my English sucks but, you get what I mean I hope.
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