a reply to: halfoldman
imagine how that trans person felt to sit there knowing that just them BEING there, just being alive and a trans person, makes other people
uncomfortable and will always be hated. Imagine how uncomfortable it was when they were insulted, called out for being a "man" or a "woman" and
"doesnt belong there" or that they cant pee, or use a restroom because they dont look or fit into the norm of what a man or woman "should look like".
imagine the pain and confusion that trans person suffered when they were a teen or preteen and had to fight inside with who they think they are.
(whether it is right or wrong, and whether its a "choice", the fact is there was pain and turmoil inside as a child)
imagine the life long struggle of trying to be accepted for who they WANT to be, for the rest of their life! Imagine that at any given time, that
trans person can be called out, mocked, shamed, and even beaten or killed if they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I wasnt born tall, or muscular, or good looking... but i exercise to build muscle to be muscular. I sometimes wear thicker shoes to make me an inch
taller. i cut my hair and wear nice cloths to look more attractive and good looking . Since i wasnt BORN into those things, shall i be mistreated or
hated for wanting and trying to BE those things now?
the mind and soul of a trans person is who (and what ) they are. Not what they look like on the outside. The outside tries to catch up to who their
soul is. I.E. changing their appearance. Trans people were never really "used to be a...." they were always that on the inside. Perhaps they "used to
look" like another gender in the past. But it is all just looks.
The soul of this person was always male, in your instance. And to that person, was as normal as if it were you walking into the locker room. (except
for the turmoil, fear, anxiety, self doubt in their mind, and potential for harm or death by others) .
try this little trick next time you are anywhere around people. this is the cure for all those people that are racist , anti gay, anti trans etc etc
person our there... ( im not saying you are, im just saying watch how this solves everything...)
next time you or any racist is in that situation do this:
Close your eyes!
100 % of racism, anti trans, etc etc, is all based on your vision!!!!!!! If you had no clue what a person looks like, then you would have no clue if
that person was a male, female, black, white .... and it would not matter one bit.
getting back to my original thought, this trans person whose soul was always the sex they thought they were, in your case a dude walking into a locker
room, was thinking the exact same thing as the other dude walking into the locker room. the mind was a typical male, thinking about the game they just
played, what they want to eat, are they going to watch the game this weekend, or eat Chinese food tonight.... they werent going into the locker room
for sex, or the bathroom to pee thinking that they want to see someone naked, or molest someone. They were thinking just like you:
" i want to live a life of freedom and be rich and have lots of nice things, free from persecution, hate, insults, fear of bodily harm. I want to
enjoy the gym, enjoy my dinner, watch a movie, etc etc."
just let them and everyone else live their life. If anyone has an issue, simply close your eyes and realize that all our problems are based on what we
think or want someone to LOOK like. If you didnt know that person was trans... would you feel uncomfortable or even be thinking about the situation if
you assumed it was 2 genetic dudes walking in?