a better example would be to say that someone did crazy mad science and swapped your brain into a duck's body in that case btw you are a duck, a really smart, sentient duck but still a duck, just like a transgendered male is still a male, a really feminine male but at the end of the day a male and hey there's nothing wrong with femininity but if you look creepy in them, don't wear a dress, and when you flirt with people, don't go near straight males, because they're straight, and you're male, same story with trans women
I'm confused by this comment. What exactly are your experiences with transpeople? I'm not talking about 2nd hand stuff or stories you've heard, they don't count. I'm talking about genuine one on one interactions.
I'm talking about the science of it all, trans people are born with their bodies of one gender but the brain functions and tendencies of the other, so it'd be a better example to say that trannies are more like one animal with the brain of another instead of saying they're just in a suit i tend to avoid people like this which is weird because most of my friends are really, REALLY gay, like the vast majority of the humour is me saying something gay, them saying something gayer and me saying "wow you're fucked mate"
You mean you tend to avoid transpeople, yet you are telling me, a transperson, how I am and how I feel and think? You call me/us the legit slur 'trannies', yet you know better about how we feel than we do? Whoa dawg better hold back we've got a telepathic sociological genius over here!
You have a kindergarten class certificate but talk like you've got a Ph.D in rocket science. You think you're hot shit in a champagne glass but you're really cold diarrhea in a dixie cup. You're the kind of person who hangs a scribbly coloring book page on the fridge and calls himself Da Vinci.
You are a confused mess who thinks he's a zen master. Please refrain from preaching your well-meaning but still incredibly ignorant sermons to people who have walked the walk.
"trannies" abreviates it, it's easy to say and write, what's wrong with it? it's like telling people to stop calling gay people gays and start calling them "homosexual" and stop calling black people black and start calling them "african-americans", you're just making things needlessly difficult
i know how your brain works, as shown by research on the subject to transvestites, unless your opinions are worth more than documented fact
I'm beginning to feel like you're a bit touchy in this area, couldn't imagine why though, you're so civil and polite...
how am i confused exactly? i know what I'm talking about, I've read all the info on it, if you are a tranny why don't you go look up what the problem with your body stems from and stop getting so damn upset at me correcting you slightly on how to best describe what it's like for your brain to function differently to what it's meant to with your body?
It's something I came to realize too slowly. Before I even joined DeviantART, I had some real life journal entries written about how much I feel like I'm in the wrong body (not the beauty level, the gender). I barely heard of transgenders before, nor what it meant. Same counts for asexuality, actually, because that's my sexuality too. I didn't believe these were real things, that there's others like me. Sometimes I even tried to deny, but I only lied to myself eventually.
I still don't have the guts to officially tell everyone that I'm a trans-male, though. Especially because I don't look too male, and my voice doesn't sound like it either. But I'll try help myself out this year.
SVeidt, My husband teaches a Sex Ed class at our church. These are very powerful, moving and empathy-building strips. Would it be OK if he printed your two Transgender experience strips to show to the 13 year old attendees? It is always good to give the feeling that someone has been through this before, just in case anyone is wrestling with this issue in silence.
The dog costume is the one I commented on, haven't seen the first one yet. This is the kind of stuff I mean when I say that your skill is sufficient to convey the content, even if the technical level isn't where you'd like it to be yet.