“Julie is a social person. And cares about people, can’t be selfish by any measure deemed as criteria. Julie always knew she was a girl to become woman from an early age.”

What is it like to be born in the wrong body?

This is not a science-fictiony concept but something that is science fact.

Ignore what you think you know. Imagine how it would feel if the body you were in, if that body was fundamentally wrong. Imagine if there was a disconnect between mind and body. Your body should be something which you are intimately familiar with but when you are born the wrong sex, this is a huge problem.

This disconnect is not helped by society either. We like to think that we live in a tolerant world but this is rarely the case. In some places, government bodies have rejected the rights of transgender people in a way which is pretty damn similar to the way black people were treated once upon a time. And you realise how primitive we still are in these so-called modern times.

Take for example the fiasco in North Carolina: the law now requires all public places lile colleges, universities and government buildings to force transgender people to use restroom facilities that is at conflict with their identities. If you were born a man, then you must use the men’s restroom.

How is this right? You would never force a lesbian to use a male restroom or a gay man to use a restroom designed for ladies, would you?

A lot of people have objected to this unfair gender apartheid. In recent days two or three musicians have boycotted the area because of this ridiculous law.

Of course, many people agree with it. Mainly religious folks who think of it as being against God, an abomination, unnatural.

Unnatural, that is a good word to use because there are some animals which can change sex. So hardly unnatural, is it?

Flying in planes is also unnatural but I’ve yet to see any Christian complaining about the unnaturalness of flying in a heavy metal tube. Wearing clothes is unnatural too. Seen many naked Christians walking down the street lately? No, I thought not.

One of their arguments is this: what if a transgender woman attacks a biological woman in the restroom. Because as we all know, men cannot enter a restroom for women because they are vampires and cannot enter without being invited. Apparently transgender people don’t have to be invited and are, therefore, a menace to naturally born females everywhere. Beware, beware!

There is nothing stopping a man from entering a restroom to attack women but these people think that women will be attacked if a transgender woman uses the restroom? Really? Sheer stupidity.

Another argument is a succinct one. They say, as if it can’t be refuted, “It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”. It can be refuted with an equally succinct statement: “It is homo sapien not hetero sapien”.

One final argument: some say that the government would be going against their right to discriminate against others. Why should the government discriminate against people who want to discriminate another group of people? It is political madness gone wrong.

If someone is transgender, then let them get on with their lives and stop discriminating against them. If you don’t agree with them, it isn’t something which concerns you. Let others live their lives and get on with your own. This world is small enough as it is even without small-minded people who think they can use a religion to oppress others.

The problem is not over, not even if the people preaching tolerance suddenly practised what they preached. Most transgender people have to spend a fortune to have their gender realigned with their minds.

We all have a right to be who we are but what happens to that right when you cannot afford to be who you should be? That sense of disconnection would become torture. Never knowing whether you were Arthur or Martha, Glen or Glenda etc: that is a life that is unbearable.

Below is a link to a blog that is written by a friend of mine. They are…let us say ‘closer’ to the subject than I could ever be. All you need to know is that they are human just like you and me. They feel emotions in exactly the same way that we all do. Forget what you think you know about your identity and read this. Please.

“Julie is at the point where all the no’s just don’t make sense anymore.”


About greebohobbes

All-round irritant, expert swordsman (loves lopping off the heads of ghouls), professional charlatan and outrageous wearer of black cocktail dresses...
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One Response to Transpair

  1. georgiakevin says:

    This is a well thought out, thoughtful and kind post! i look forward to reading more of your work.


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