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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by Nightchild
Actually the new term that's been going around is "Transgender"
I like that one the best. [/quote
Yeah I agree that term are better in the way that it is more of a Umbrella-term. "Transsexual" strictly applies to those that actually "are" of the opposite sex, while "Transgender" can be used by pretty much anyone that clearly differs from the norms of genders, so to speak.
With the exception for "Intergender", however. I feel that is something in it's own distinct area.
[edit on 17-5-2009 by Nightchild]
Originally posted by Uniceft17
reply to post by czacza1
How could you even compare pedophillia to transexuality?
Sorry for the one-liner but that response really bugged me.
Paraphilias are problems with controlling impulses that are characterized by recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, urges, and behaviors involving unusual objects, activities, or situations not considered sexually arousing to others. In addition, these objects, activities or situations often are necessary for the person's sexual functioning. With a paraphilia, the individual's urges and behaviors cause significant distress and/or personal, social or occupational dysfunction. Someone with a paraphilia may be referred to as "kinky" or "perverted," and these behaviors may have serious social and legal consequences.
Originally posted by tristar
(Can identical gender chromosomes reproduce to produce a natural species in the evolution scale).
Originally posted by beautyfrompain
I think this is a positive step in the right direction. I have a few transsexual friends and when I ask them about it, most of them said it was a physical thing - how they just didn't feel right in their body.
Originally posted by Manawydan
Please excuse me for not being able to read all of the above posts prior to posting, but I get the feeling that we are giving a politician way more credit than he or she deserves.
I am not sure about France, but if this was declared in some other country, like the place that confiscates my wage in the name of taxation, than the sex change operation would no longer be covered by an insurance company. It would, in fact, become a self-financed, cosmetic, procedure. So this move could very well prove to be a budged saving one.
Kind regards, M.
Originally posted by fairone98501
Well as a person who can speak from first hand experience on this subject all I can say it is about time. Hopefully the APA will follow suit. Having lived my life successfully as a man for 39 years I had a spiritual experience which compelled me to come to terms with the duality of the human soul. As a part of my transformative journey I was to live as a woman not female mind you but as a woman, this was in order for me to experience life from a different perspective and I must say it has been quite revealing to the nature of our society. As a man I was in the good old boys club had the world by the tail, but now that I have lived as a woman for the past 9 years I have experienced violent physical assaults, and across the board discrimination. Why? because I refuse to be put into a box. I could hide and become a woman culturally as I "pass" but that would be living a lie and I am done with that. The fact is each of us has attributes of both genders but if we honestly express who we are we face the harsh reality that our society wants you one one team or the other. It is my opinion that my trans people recognize this and just want to adapt to society so as not to face the harsh reality that exists. As for myself I will fearlessly remain divinely androgne and challenge society to evolve. Their is not a damn thing wrong with being how the creator wants to experience you.
Originally posted by Simplynoone
Can someone explain to me how the wrong gender (spirit) ended up in the wrong bodies ? And how does a spirit know whether it is male or female ?
My spirit does not have a gender in my humble opinion (only my body does)
I am asking those who believe in evolution to explain that to me (which I do not )
...the United Nations has released a new action framework, UNAIDS Action Framework on Universal Access for Men who have Sex with Men and for Transgender People
(which you can download as a PDF...)...
...here’s a quick assessment:
•They specifically use “transgender people” for the purposes of this paper to mean male to female, as they “have much higher rates of HIV infection than ‘female to male’ transgender people.”
•Similarly, they note that lesbians may be at risk of HIV through sexual violence, but don’t discuss further the implications of that and basically drop lesbians from the rest of the paper.
•They’re a little overeager to draw the connection between reducing transmission among MSM as a conduit to reducing heterosexual transmission. But that’s getting nit-picky.
•Human rights is goal number one. This document is not playing around that human rights violations of MSM and trans people are driving the infection rates in these populations and must be addressed for any intervention to have a prayer of working. It’s VERY strong on this.
•Strong emphasis on making sure governments, non-governmental organizations, etc. can “appropriately address diverse sexuality.” One of the action points is training for UN staff.
o Under objective 1:
-The promotion and guarantee of the human rights of MSM and trans people, including protection from discrimination and removal of legal barriers to access such as laws that criminalize sex between males. (why just males? I don’t know.)
-The empowerment of MSM and trans communities to participate equally in social and political life.
-Public campaigns to address homophobia and transgender discrimination
-Training and sensitization of health care providers
-Access to medical and legal assistance for boys, men and trans people who experience sexual abuse. (again, this should have been expanded to more than men and boys.)
o Under objective 3:
-Access to drugs, gender reassignment procedures and support
-The ability to change one’s name and gender identity on official documents and the legal right to live as another gender, free from stigma or discrimination.
The awesome: They expressly state that the big Human Rights documents (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) include MSM and trans people.