Clear the air, LGBTQ, Not the Popular Opinion, Out in the open, Stigma/Taboo

Gender Bending

Welcome back blog readers,

First, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year!

Next, I’d like to talk about gender bending and how it relates to those folks that are transgender. I was spending my New Year’s Eve binge watching Blue Planet II on Netflix (which is what prompted this topic).  Transgender is not as “new” as many assume that it is.

There are several species of fish, reptiles, amphibians and birds that can change their gender or appear as the opposite gender in order reproduce. I encourage you to click the link below to learn more.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/sequential-hermaphrodotism-sex-changing-animals/2

These animals have had this capability for centuries and it’s been something they’ve had to do in order to survive.

Yes, I’m aware that hermaphroditism is not exactly the same as transgender. My point is, the idea that a living creature is born as one gender while also performing the role of the opposite gender is natural, not the work of the devil, not evil and if anything this unique ability has kept these species from becoming extinct.

When it comes to transgender, you may be surprised to know that there are several historical (FACTUAL) cases that have been recorded going as far back as 1503 BC. Once again, I encourage you to check out the link posted below to learn more.

https://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/timeline-transgender-through-history

Why is it so hard for many people to wrap their mind around accepting that transgender people don’t choose to be transgender? Transgender is NOT a choice. Transgender is NOT a phase.

Why do so many people assume that all transgender people are males dressing as females in order to peep in public restrooms?

Let’s just get this out once and for all, shall we? Any transgender person choosing to walk into a women’s bathroom does so because they are more comfortable using that bathroom. They go in to use the bathroom, relieve their bladder, empty their bowel, wash their hands (hopefully) and carry on about their day. They don’t go in with the intention of sexually assaulting your wife, your girlfriend, your daughter.

It’s honestly no different than a mother bringing her young son into the women’s bathroom because that is the bathroom she is most comfortable taking him. Same for the father that takes is little girl to the men’s room. There is no ill intention, just the basic need to use the bathroom. Those of you who think I’m being naive, you can think what you’d like. My statements are made based on my experience and having used public bathrooms for 40 years and only being peeped on by a young child looking into my stall from underneath the adjoining stall.

Transgender people are just people. The way they identify means nothing to the rest of us. Humans are humans no matter how we identify or who we love. None of us has any control in our genetics or which continent/country we were born on, so let’s stop all of the hating based on things we have no control over.

We are all sharing the same planet, we all bleed the same color. Open your mind and accept the fact that humans are diverse, unique and for the most part are good and we want to live in a peaceful world free from all of the hate. We should be allowed to express ourselves, wear what we want, love who we want as long as our choices don’t harm anyone. There are much bigger problems in this world, transgender is not one of them.

You do have the choice to like or dislike certain people, you do not have the right to physically assault them for being transgender simply because you don’t approve.  Just mind your own business and carry on.

This concludes my post for today.

Lots of changes happening (some have started) as far as the author part of my life is concerned. I’m excited!

Wishing you all the best in 2019! ~ Hannah

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