Does everyone against this just ignore my posts and continue repeating their ignorant arguments from earlier that I have said are incorrect or rooted
in stupidity, or what?
To address a few posts:
The entire *point* of anti-androgens and estrogens in pill form, not injections - you don't inject these... is altering what happens to the BODY.
Androgens/Estrogens don't affect what goes on in your brain (other than sex drive), they affect what happens to your body. They affect whether your
voice deepens, they affect whether or not your facial hair grows like water flowing out of a sieve, and how girlish or boyish you look and sound. If
I, a sixteen year old transgender MTF (male-to-female) had these at a younger age, I would look like a 16 year old girl! I would sound like a 16 year
old girl! And I could finally not be afraid to *act* like a 16 year old girl, which would be my true hearts' desire.
The parents have no agenda other than trying to help their child, and others like HER - and again, she is a HER, a SHE, not a heshe, not a
him/boy/his/etc. If you called someone who had already transitioned to being a female a 'him' you'd probably get maced.
It's not a "phase", it only gets worse. Most transgender children end up contemplating suicide, and even doing it, and no one even realizes why until
after the fact. The media doesn't help by portraying transgenders as transvestites/cross-dresser - which are two different things.. sex has nothing to
do with gender identity, and if you ARE innately a female, wearing female clothing and trying to make yourself look more feminine isn't
"cross-dressing". It's trying to be who you are and not what society has forced you into doing.
There aren't any variables - the facts are these:
This person has realized what their dreams, emotions and everything have been telling them for years is that they want to physically become a girl.
This doesn't always happen even until puberty is already going on, or we suppress it because we're afraid of what our parents will do, or what our
friends will think (in my case). We come out to someone usually with a lot of nervousness and stuttering, and it takes SO MUCH courage, so much. It's
especially confusing for a young person like this who doesn't yet understand why it would be a 'wrong' thing to want to be a girl "for real". So we
tell our parents, or grandparents, or a counselor something, and eventually everybody knows. In my case, the reaction was denial .. and I was so
embarrassed and terrified by saying something to my family in the first place I haven't been able to say anything ever again in the years since.
Luckily for this amazing little girl, she had the luck of saying something at an early age. Since her parents are more open minded than half of you,
strangely enough, she is going to get proper treatment, and probably grow up a happy teenage girl and then maybe even find someone to marry.
One of the hardest things about being a transgender past the "prime time" for treatment is that I know I'll probably never be a mother, no one will
ever want to marry me or date me later, so I might be stuck as a male forever. It's scary, and if I didn't have things like politics and world affairs
to bury myself in (aka, if I was a normal kid) I probably would already have killed myself out of hopelessness.
To the last poster: What you are essentially saying, though you may not realize it, is that because of a condition we have had since birth, and
because the moral code of our society says it is 'wrong' for some reason, we should be condemned to a life of misery or even not existing at all just
to satisfy society?
I just.. can't believe you people who are so open-minded about other things would be so closedminded and just downright mean about things like this.
It's really sad, like legitimately saddening.
edit on 28-10-2011 by zanysami because: (no reason given)
edit on 28-10-2011 by
zanysami because: (no reason given)