So I been watching Youtube videos and reading books related to transgender issues, stories, and so on. As far as Youtube goes… I am so confused. There seem to be Transmen on there that are saying they are not females, they are not men but something in between, YET they still take hormones and have surgery to look like a man. So do they choose to do this transition in order to appear as transmen, because they DON’T. Once they begin to take hormones and have surgery I would swear they were men until they pulled their pants down. So I don’t get it… Somehow taking the hormones and the surgery make it better for you? How? Your still transgendered!! You even consider yourself to be transgendered! I am so confused!
As for my books I am reading… I was reading a book, “Gender Outlaw” that was saying that the medical field is treating Transgender as a medical problem, fixing it with medications. Is it the individual that needs to be fixed or is it society. And how does growing up as one false gender and then taking meds/surgery to become another false gender help make things better for transmen and transwomen?
It seems that we really need to push the boundaries of gender and really work on seeing if we can’t pin point a few other genders…. and then make them stick.
One tip: When someone has a baby… Don’t ask them what it is… Assume no gender until someone tells you. Try it with strangers, its harder than you think!