I know we're dealing with really important topics here like how to explain the existence of transgendered people from an evolutionary perspective, whether transgendered people should be "allowed" to have surgery, and on and on.
But, maybe we could all take a short break from these lofty discussions to consider another matter? Namely, what the fuck do YOU intend to do about this: Results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Anything? No? Well, that's okay.
I'm sure all the transgendered people in the world will be happy to hear the outcome of this discussion. Maybe not the ones who are too busy being fired from a job, or brutally beaten, or murdered. Maybe not the 19% who reported that they have been denied medical care, or the 3% who were physically attacked while they were in a doctor's office or hospital emergency room. They might be a little preoccupied right now.
WTF is up with the chip on the shoulder? It's a discussion on an internet forum. People are trying to understand where they and others sit on the subject of sexual reassignment. Some people can come to an understanding about a subject by discussing it with others. We get that transgendered people are being victimized just like homosexual people, ethnic minorities, atheists, people who are obese/overweight...pretty much anyone who does not fit into the dominant culture.
If people can't talk openly about these subjects then they will just fester in silence and darkness which is worse because that breeds ignorance, assumptions, and can result in very bad situations. For the longest time people didn't talk about homosexuality and gay people were victimized. Then the community started a conversation about it and guess what? Homosexuality is growing in acceptance. The same will happen with transgender issues.
Attacking cisgender people for talking about transgender issues is not the answer. Try joining the conversation instead attempting to gender shame us for having an opinion.
It's right for them... So who's to say differently...
I do not believe that it is wrong at all, and I guess my question would be why is it wrong? Unfortunately the Human creature is by no means perfect, and thus so, a lot of issues can happen before and during its lifespan. Science has proven that the brain can develop one way and the body another. Knowing this, why is it wrong to want to be happy with yourself and do what you can when science offers a solution, cuz god knows (teehee, sorry) that religion offers no help, aside from keeping it locked away deep in your head. You are only your sex because you were the fastest swimmer; nothing determined who you were before conception. Its chance, and it is also one of those things that one has no control over, just like race, country of origin and species. So if sex is chosen without the consent of the individual, and it ends up being wrong or mixed up, why leave it broken? cuz an ancient archaic text said so? Not a good reason.