Gender Perceptions In The Tale Of Transgender Men And Women

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Transgender men and women have been around for centuries. People frequently ask wonder what the difference between a transgender male or female is. A transgender male is a female living as a man and vice versa. People of society often look down on transgender people, transgenders are people too and it is about time that they get treated like one. “Transgender people identify themselves as being members of a gender that is different from their birth biology.” (Transgender People). In the article “Transgender People” by Opposing Viewpoints it mentions the tale of Hua Mulan. Many love the story of Mulan, it is about a woman who pretends to be a man for twelve years to take her fathers place as a soldier. People called Mulan brave for what …show more content…
Lynn Conway explains in the article “What Causes Transsexualism?” that current scientific results strongly suggest neurobiological origins for transsexualism: Something appears to happen during the in-utero development of the transsexual child 's central nervous system (CNS) so that the child is left with innate, strongly perceived cross-gender body feelings and self-perceptions. Being transgender is not an act; it is a way of life. Trans men and women cannot help how they feel; it is the way their brain was developed. “Psychological and physical gender abuse is endemic in this population and may result from occupational success and attempts to affirm gender identity. Both types of abuse have serious mental health consequences in the form of major depression.” (Gender Abuse). Living this lifestyle can have a huge effect on a person. Although some trans men or women come off as confident like Laverne and Jeffree, the mental abuse takes a serious toll on someone. Cyber bullying, and bullying in general is a big problem these days because it is liked with depression, suicide, etc. This is the same exact thing bullying someone who is trans or …show more content…
It often occurs that trans men and women do not tell straight people that they are interested in that they are trans. They like getting away with being perceived as a straight man or woman. This not right by any means. There is nothing wrong with staying true to yourself and the way you feel, but it is not hard to tell the truth. When straight people find out the truth they feel deceived, not disgusted. It is better to be honest and perhaps people would become more accepting of transsexualism. There are many problems that society finds with being transgender. None of them are actually hurting anyone. People these days take things way too personally, and that is why there are so many problems. It is 2014 and it is time to take a stand and become one hundred percent equal once and for all. Our society needs to become more accepting of each other, and not be so narrow-minded. There are so many opportunities out there, and people are holding themselves back due to many years of being old what is normal and what is

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