Transgenders - What's your opnion?
November 4, 2008 8:26pm CST
I can't say i know how they feel or even that i understand, but i can say: that i don't understand how someone can say "i feel like a woman/man trapped in a man's/woman's body. My question is: how can someone feel like someone that they've never been? I was born a female so i know what it's like to feel like a female, i don't know what it's like to feel like a man because i wasn't born a male, and i don't know what it's like to feel like an elephant because i wasn't born an elephant... Maybe it's not that they feel like a different gender, maybe there is seriously something wrong with their brain?? I don't know. What do you think?
• United States
5 Nov 08
You know what it's like to feel like a woman because you are a woman. Now, imagine that you suddenly don't have female body parts but have male ones instead. You still feel that you are a woman, you identify with women, have female likes and dislikes but your physical parts don't match. I have a friend and former coworker who was a male when I met him but is now a woman named Ellie. She struggled for years to surpress the feelings that she didn't fit into the body God gave to her. She was even married for a short time when she was still a male. She went to therapy, seeking a way to accept herself as a man but, in the end, she could not. She was and is a woman. So, she took the very difficult step of telling first her family and friends who she was, followed by our employer and continued on the long journey to become who she really is. You don't just make an appointment and snip...snip. There are psychological evaluations, hormone treatments and then surgery...none of which was covered by her insurance company so she worked one full time and two part time jobs to raise the money. She's been a woman for about five years now and is doing well. There is nothing wrong with her brain...but there was something wrong with her body.
• United States
5 Nov 08
There is something different about their brain. I think it's something you just feel, and when you feel like it's time for you to be female, and feminine, it would just make you feel awful and.. it's probably something they can't explain. But I'm sure it exists, people wouldn't go through all that just for the hell of it.