What do you think of gender reassignment?
How do you think it negatively and/or positively affects their children and spouses?
I think that it is a highly personal issue we have no way of understanding. It's a complex issue that many besides certain specific attention seekers have had to deal with.
Since I have no personal frame of reference or way to understand what transgendered people go through; it is not my place to judge. It would be my belief that every situation is different and so the effects on the families would also be different. Some may find it devastating, others may be supportive. It really depends on the situation.
I agree with you that every situation is different. I wasn't asking you to judge anyone just stating your opinion on the issue. To many times in society we do not respect one another's opinion, because it is different, I feel that is what makes us great, is our vast opinions, believes, etc.
First to understand the reason behind this desire is to first understand that we are spiritual beings. Now this isn't a religion speech here so bear with me. Understanding that you can look at the person in front of you and ask yourself this question: "What has this person been though in the last countless billions of years?" Getting a glimpse of that you can find that a lot of people have their attention stuck on things from their past. We all know someone who lost a loved one and never fully recovered from it. Of had a bad accident and was never the same again. The person is simply stuck there in that moment in time mentally. Now a person who has the desire to change genders has attention stuck back in time somewhere to when they were the opposite sex or they were the same sex and it wasn't so good (i.e. being raped or dying as a soldier for a war they didn't believe in) This desire is only the mind telling the person that they need to become the other gender because it would improve their survival whereas the gender they are now is going to put them in the same situation and isn't pro-survival. Gender reassignment is nothing short of the person being stuck in the past. The family could be effected by this in many ways it depends on the individual. So it is hard to say who would be affected and who would not care. Children being in the mix isn't good though, it will cause considerable confusion for them and may have them experience a lot of difficulties in life later on if they are not handled on it. Personally I don't think that it is right I believe the source of the problem needs to be handled, which is unsticking the person's attention from that time period.
Life is a (personal) journey.
As long as the person is open and honest with those they become romantically involved with it's no one else's business.
We live in an era where if you don't like something about yourself you're free to change it. Having said that anyone considering such drastic changes shouldn't be surprised if of all their family and friends aren't supportive. You won't be happy living your life for other people.
Each of us is responsible for (our own) happiness!
Could you imagine being born a male and spending every day, from a very young age, feeling like a girl? I don't know about you, but I can't begin to imagine how that must feel. I think people should do what feels right to them!
As for the spouse or children, I can not understand how someone could be married to someone without knowing they have some sort of gender identity issues. They can choose to leave or stay, but chances are they knew there was an issue and chose to either pretend it wasn't there or ignore it and hop it never became an issue. Otherwise they would be supportive (even if that means moving on from the relationship). As for the kids, I am not sure how it can be a bad thing as long as it isn't treated with ignorance.
For the record, "I feel that is what makes us great, is our vast opinions, believes, etc." I totally agree with this statement. However some beliefs are not worth respecting. Should we respect the KKK's views? What about ISIS?
I think I can't possibly know what it's like to feel trapped in the wrong body, and to long for what's outside to match what's inside. I think that must be a huge struggle, and I have a lot of sympathy for those going through it. I also think it's none of my business what people do to their bodies, whether it's gender reassignment, breast augmentation, exercise, or eating. Not my body = not my business.
I would hope that the families of people going through the gender reassignment process would be supportive, and get the appropriate counseling to help them through it.
I think if it makes the person happy then there's nothing wrong with it, I always try to judge the person underneath the skin anyway. I know some people point to sin but I could argue that lying is a sin and I'd be pretty sure every single person on the face of the Earth has at some point lied. At the end of the day, if it makes people feel more at ease on this Earth and prevents them from suffering with depression, then I think it's a beneficial procedure.
I try to be open minded , honestly, but it creeps me out.
I don't hate anyone for it but it is scary to be standing in line at the store next to a huge giant woman' I know it's wrong to feel that way, I would never say anything to them or ridicule them just freaks me out, I apologize if this sounds heartless.
I think that it's great we now have the technology and skills to be able to provide such surgical and psychological services to people who in previous decades had to suffer because they were not understood, nor could they be helped to change.
It doesn't bother me in the slightest - everyone should be entitled to be their authentic self - whether that matches their assigned gender, or their felt gender.
Spouses? If you didn't know until late into the relationship - it could be a shock, but the person is still the same person you married etc - they just happen to be the opposite gender to the one that they display outwardly initially. Some older trans people - like Bruce (I do not know her chosen name, or I would use that) may have had to marry and hide it because society changes slowly. Now, it's ok to be trans.
Children - how is teaching your children to be their authentic self a bad thing? I can see it may be confusing to them, but...life is confusing.
I am not trans, however, so I do not proclaim to understand entirely (if at all) the road which trans people have to travel. I'd like to let them know I will walk that road beside them if they need me, tho.
I am unsure if it is good to change your body to match your feelings, if there is a God then you are tampering with his work without the understanding of why things are the way they are.
Maybe technology has progressed too far and the lines of what should and should not be done have become blurred.
I am for someone finding happiness if that is what they seek, I would be concerned with them being sure before the change. Imagine in 3 or 5 years that you realize you made a mistake, now you live the rest of your life as something you are not.
BE SURE.. Be happy.
This is a much bigger question than you might think.
First of all 1% of all children born are born with ambigous gender. There are some pluses and minuses based on race but the are minimal.
Of those 300,00 American children born with ambigous gender 99.9% are surgically altered "to fit social norms" many like me the very day we were born. These children are Always surgically altered before entering school.
None of the children decide what gender they will be either a doctor or their parents decide for them. Then on top of that all experts agree that 50% of the people reviving sexual assignment surgery before grade school don't even know they had the surgery. Some experts estimate as many as 75% of the people that were surgically altered "to fit social norms" don't that they were surgically altered to "fit social norms".
So to answer your question one first needs to ask if the person doesn't agree with the choice their parents made for them and just wants to correct an error or if there is something deeper than that.
To provide an answer: Yes I think it is a positive thing.
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