5 Shocking Realities of Being Transgender the Media Ignores

  • metta

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    Mar 20, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    5 Shocking Realities of Being Transgender the Media Ignores



    http://www.cracked.com/article_20997_5-shocking-realities-being-transgender-media-ignores.html
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    Mar 20, 2014 6:48 PM GMT
    It is sickening that transgender men and women are treated so badly.
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    Mar 20, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
    I've seen the interview with Laverne Cox. It must be really uncomfortable to be asked about your genitals on television, I really don't understand why someone would even go there.
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    Mar 20, 2014 6:58 PM GMT
    Richenstein saidI've seen the interview with Laverne Cox. It must be really uncomfortable to be asked about your genitals on television, I really don't understand why someone would even go there.
    Not seen the interview but it is so inappropriate to ask anything of the sort, i mean why in the first place does someone have the right to question and discuss someones personal attributes icon_sad.gif

    I was in a local supermarket a few years ago and there was an obvious transgender woman in and of all days it was Christmas Eve and i thought it was disgusting that the shop staff where gathering in a group and looking down the isle and laughing.

    See the link below, they are people just like any other!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transgender_people
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    Mar 20, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
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    Richenstein saidI've seen the interview with Laverne Cox. It must be really uncomfortable to be asked about your genitals on television, I really don't understand why someone would even go there.
    Not seen the interview but it is so inappropriate to ask anything of the sort, i mean why in the first place does someone have the right to question and discuss someones personal attributes icon_sad.gif

    I was in a local supermarket a few years ago and there was an obvious transgender woman in and of all days it was Christmas Eve and i thought it was disgusting that the shop staff where gathering in a group and looking down the isle and laughing.

    See the link below, they are people just like any other!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transgender_people


    They're a minority that's extremely low in numbers, people view them like objects or caricatures because they're rare. I've often overheard people when they spot someone who is transgender "omg look is that a man? ew he'll never be a woman he looks so manly". A lot of them go through a lot of shit because people simply don't understand that being transgender is not just about "wanting to dress like another gender", treat them as you would anyone else because you never know how tough they have it.
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    Mar 20, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
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    Richenstein saidI've seen the interview with Laverne Cox. It must be really uncomfortable to be asked about your genitals on television, I really don't understand why someone would even go there.
    Not seen the interview but it is so inappropriate to ask anything of the sort, i mean why in the first place does someone have the right to question and discuss someones personal attributes icon_sad.gif

    I was in a local supermarket a few years ago and there was an obvious transgender woman in and of all days it was Christmas Eve and i thought it was disgusting that the shop staff where gathering in a group and looking down the isle and laughing.

    See the link below, they are people just like any other!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transgender_people


    They're a minority that's extremely low in numbers, people view them like objects or caricatures because they're rare. I've often overheard people when they spot someone who is transgender "omg look is that a man? ew he'll never be a woman he looks so manly". A lot of them go through a lot of shit because people simply don't understand that being transgender is not just about "wanting to dress like another gender", treat them as you would anyone else because you never know how tough they have it.
    It comes to the fact that in the end where/when/how is gender defined ???

    Is it what is between your legs and or not ???

    What is in your mine and what you are inside ???

    To me from a personal point of view which is a true fact that when we are conceived for the first so long we are all female so if anything goes wrong at that time eg some gene switch etc then the correct body is not created for that person.
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    Mar 20, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    Dennis1989 said
    Richenstein said
    Dennis1989 said
    Richenstein saidI've seen the interview with Laverne Cox. It must be really uncomfortable to be asked about your genitals on television, I really don't understand why someone would even go there.
    Not seen the interview but it is so inappropriate to ask anything of the sort, i mean why in the first place does someone have the right to question and discuss someones personal attributes icon_sad.gif

    I was in a local supermarket a few years ago and there was an obvious transgender woman in and of all days it was Christmas Eve and i thought it was disgusting that the shop staff where gathering in a group and looking down the isle and laughing.

    See the link below, they are people just like any other!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transgender_people


    They're a minority that's extremely low in numbers, people view them like objects or caricatures because they're rare. I've often overheard people when they spot someone who is transgender "omg look is that a man? ew he'll never be a woman he looks so manly". A lot of them go through a lot of shit because people simply don't understand that being transgender is not just about "wanting to dress like another gender", treat them as you would anyone else because you never know how tough they have it.
    It comes to the fact that in the end where/when/how is gender defined ???

    Is it what is between your legs and or not ???

    What is in your mine and what you are inside ???

    To me from a personal point of view which is a true fact that when we are conceived for the first so long we are all female so if anything goes wrong at that time eg some gene switch etc then the correct body is not created for that person.


    Yeah, that's pretty much the issue. Some people refuse to acknowledge the gender that transgender people identify themselves with because it doesn't match up with their genitals. Though in reality there are differences between biological sex and the gender that someone identifies with. Gender identity also entails the social and cultural aspects that a person relates to.
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    Mar 21, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    Transgender people just happen to have been born in the wrong body and try their best to align their body and create what best they can to allow them to feel more comfortable and and happy in that body they have.

    I don't understand how anyone can abuse people just on that basis or how anyone can abuse anyone anyway.
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    Mar 26, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    Passing vs visibility :O :O gender policing :O
  • Kazachok

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    Mar 26, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
    Ugh. I get so mad when I hear how some "normal" people treat transpeople. I certainly can understand the reasonable shock of your child coming out to you as trans, it is pretty rare after all, but what do other people care?
    I also get very annoyed when sexuality and gender are conflated.
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    Mar 26, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Kazachok saidUgh. I get so mad when I hear how some "normal" people treat transpeople. I certainly can understand the reasonable shock of your child coming out to you as trans, it is pretty rare after all, but what do other people care?
    I also get very annoyed when sexuality and gender are conflated.
    Agree
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    Mar 31, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    Trans Activist Launches New Global Campaign

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    Mar 31, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    International Transgender Day of Visibility: March 31, 2014


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    Mar 31, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    2014 Trans 100 Includes CeCe McDonald, Fallon Fox

    Among the annual list of advocates who have made outstanding contributions to the transgender community are activist CeCe McDonald, athlete Fallon Fox, and Advocate.com writer Parker Marie Molloy.

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