posted on May, 17 2016 @ 03:49 PM
Considering half the threads on the opening page are about transgenderism I figured I'd add to the mess, and hopefully clear a couple things up.
First off, being transgender is about having a distinction between internal and external gender. Not everyone transitions, or gets what I call a
Those of you whose internal gender matches that of your body likely wouldn't notice a distinction at all. What is that distinction anyway? It's
about mannerisms, tendencies, identification (similarity) with others. It's very difficult being different from the masses. Most of us who don't
identify "correctly" create a mask, an external persona. It's not real though, it's acting. I didn't feel comfortable trying to fit in with a
group I didn't identify with so I relegated myself to the outcast class when I was 4 years old. Pretending to be someone you're not is a type of
lie and that bothered me. I didn't know what I was back then, just that I was different. I feel like an alien even now.
So, yes I'm bi-gendered or a "two spirit", one of many subsets of transgender. The heart(soul) feels, the mind thinks. We experience a symbiotic
relationship in this body. We are present-moment awareness
and temporal awareness
. When I say "I" it could be either one of us
speaking depending on the subject. Occasionally we'll both say the same thing at the same time. Sometimes one of the words will be different and it
will come out weird. There are many different types of gender configurations, some stranger than me. Will the craziness ever end? Probably not.
There are a couple things about what's going on with current politics and transgenderism that I have an opinion on:
I think people should be referred to by the gender of their body as it appears. How are people supposed to refer to me when there are two of us in
here, male and female? It's confusing enough already.
2nd: the restroom issue. Just put fully enclosed stalls around all toilets and urinals and have a unisex restroom. Who cares what's next to you at
the sink? We already have gays/lesbians murderers and molesters sharing public restrooms with us so why the outrage against trans people? I usually
don't care for the Huffington post but this is relevant...
a 9-year-old boy was murdered nearly 20 years ago in a men’s room in Oceanside,
California. The boy’s aunt didn’t want to accompany him into the men’s room or bring him into the ladies’ room. She found her nephew bleeding
to death in the bathroom, his throat slit by a 20-year-old man who was later charged and convicted.