I don't care if there is a transgender in the locker room with me. There probably has been and I haven't known. If there is a women getting changed in the corner and she quickly drops her towel to put on her underwear and I accidentally look her way and I see she has a penis... who cares!!!!
That's different than a women walking around in the lockerroom naked with her penis flopping out. Even then I probably wouldn't care so much to be honest, but I understand why some people would be uncomfortable.
See, that's not possible for me. Here's how I see it.
I don't care if there is a transgender in the locker room with me. There probably has been and I haven't known. If there is a man who thinks he is a woman getting changed in the corner and he quickly drops his towel to put on his underwear and I accidentally look his way and I see he has a penis... who cares!!!!
That's different than [B]a man who thinks he is a woman walking around[/B] in the lockerroom naked with his penis flopping out. Even then I probably wouldn't care so much to be honest, but I understand why some people would be uncomfortable.
I understand that we see it differently, katie. I truly believe that having a penis is a male attribute. I know there are physical anomalies. There was a TAM poster here a while back, his/her avatar was Sylvester the cat making something to eat in a kitchen??? This person was physically intersexed IIRC, and had male external genitalia; was gay and became pregnant through anal sex through an anal fistula which led to his/her internal female reproductive system.
^^^That is an incredibly rare phenomena; and if a person has both sets of genitalia---they are whatever they most identify with-----very difficult situation.
But if you only have a penis and testicles; you're a man. I don't say this because I'm a transphobic, hatemongering bigot. I'm 51, so I grew up when being gay was still seen as perverted and wrong in the culture at large, I'm sure that's affected my outlook.
I will endeavor to be as kind and decent to all people as I can be. But in my heart, I think this is all a giant mix-up, and I agree with Kivlor that those who look on and give their assent to all this (out of the best intentions of their heart), are inadvertently hurting those whom they are trying to help. I think the term is "condone"?? I think in the case of trans-[category], you have to be cruel to be kind. I don't think that 46-year-old fella in the embedded YouTube video upthread is having any favors done for him by by being adopted by a couple and treated as a six-year-old girl?? Come on everyone, it's obvious that something is amiss there.
Sometimes I hear younger people (under 30 or so), laugh and joke that anyone who disagrees with the newer, more radical social-sexual trends, will be dead in a few decades, so hang in there and soon the "problem" of dissent will solve itself.
And, maybe they are right, and that's what will happen. Though, I do note a distinct tinge of "hate" in that outlook.