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Ladyboy Flight Attendants

27.12.13

Feminization Photo Shooting

27.9.13

Miss Transsexual Australia 2013

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23.9.13

M-t-F Transformation

8.9.13

Before & After Transformations

7.8.13

How to wear pantyhose.......

15.7.13

Transformations

Before & After Transformations Are you curious about Before & After photos of men turning into beautiful women? Do you think that that is impossible? Well, then read on. ( This is a real un-retouched photo of myself - Carolyn ! Just so you see what I look like. And YES - I am transsexual. I have gone from man to woman. So I know what I am talking about! ) Look a these Transformations !!! Want to see many many Before & After Transformations at one time? Want to save time looking all over the internet for beautiful man-to-woman transformations? What are your dreams when you see men being transformed into attractive WOMEN? Have you ever seen such Before & After photos that you can hardly believe they are true? Before & After Vol. 1 - Beautiful Man-to-Woman Transformations I have always loved seeing boys becoming girls, or men becoming sexy attractive women. So..... I created the ebooks - Before & After vol. 1 with tons of photos of men being changed into beautiful women.

To be honest, when I collected these photos, I intentionally looked for the beautiful,slender, show girls. Wow! I love them too!
But I also picked out more normal people – older, heavier, shorter, taller – real people with REAL Transformations. ------------------------------------------------------------- I KNOW ! I am transsexual myself. As I lived as a man, I looked and looked and looked and dreamed and dreamed and dreamed. And I thought I was too tall, too old, too masculine, too much of everything non-feminine. But I kept dreaming…….. And with these Ebooks, you TOO can dream !
Before & After Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 is 93 pages of photos.
93 Pages !!! Before you waste weeks and weeks and weeks of searching for these man-to-woman photos, you can have them IMMEDIATELY. Save time and frustration - and enjoy these photos immediately with this ebook. And there is a mixture of young, old, tall, short, thin, round and more. There are occasional crossdressers, part-time transvestites, drag queens, transsexuals and more girl. Just some are:
Harisu
Tula
One of the creators of the MATRIX film series!
Nicole,
Aleshia
And more more more………
This is what Nicole looked like BEFORE: This is what Nicole looked like AFTER: Do you want to see transsexual, transvestites and drag queens in their before and after lives? Do you want to have some inspiration of what you could do yourself? Want to enjoy the fascination of traveling between the two sexes...... well...... I wrote this 40 page Ebook of Before and After pictures of transsexuals, divas, drag queens and transvestites. For example,,,,,, as shown above of Nicole Bailey. And here is a link to a sample of the book - Click Here
Just imagine what YOU might look like
  • Photos of what you dream of !!!
  • What professional make-overs can achieve in REAL Life
  • Beauties like you might see at a Drag Show or Cabaret
  • Some the Best and Most Beautiful Worldwide
  • No pornography - Just Pure Beauty
  • To be enjoyed again and again and again
  • Inspiration for Your Own Dreams !!!
  • Study Their Make-Up
  • Learn How They Dress
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Enjoy these fantastic Photos and Transformations! Carolyn – PS – by the way, there is more ......................
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... PLUS learn how you can find your own female voice!
... PLUS discover many of the transgender's online & offline resources - CLICK HERE to learn more.....!
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3.7.13

Pantyhose for Crossdressers & Transgenders

28.2.13

Some old transgender photos.......

3.2.13

Banned Transgender Car Ad

30.12.12

Male to Female Transformation

Before & After Transformations Are you curious about Before & After photos of men turning into beautiful women? Do you think that that is impossible? Well, then read on. ( This is a real un-retouched photo of myself - Carolyn ! Just so you see what I look like. And YES - I am transsexual. I have gone from man to woman. So I know what I am talking about! ) Look a these Transformations !!! Want to see many many Before & After Transformations at one time? Want to save time looking all over the internet for beautiful man-to-woman transformations? What are your dreams when you see men being transformed into attractive WOMEN? Have you ever seen such Before & After photos that you can hardly believe they are true? Before & After Vol. 1 - Beautiful Man-to-Woman Transformations I have always loved seeing boys becoming girls, or men becoming sexy attractive women. So..... I created the ebooks - Before & After vol. 1 with tons of photos of men being changed into beautiful women.

To be honest, when I collected these photos, I intentionally looked for the beautiful,slender, show girls. Wow! I love them too!
But I also picked out more normal people – older, heavier, shorter, taller – real people with REAL Transformations. ------------------------------------------------------------- I KNOW ! I am transsexual myself. As I lived as a man, I looked and looked and looked and dreamed and dreamed and dreamed. And I thought I was too tall, too old, too masculine, too much of everything non-feminine. But I kept dreaming…….. And with these Ebooks, you TOO can dream !
Before & After Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 is 93 pages of photos.
93 Pages !!! Before you waste weeks and weeks and weeks of searching for these man-to-woman photos, you can have them IMMEDIATELY. Save time and frustration - and enjoy these photos immediately with this ebook. And there is a mixture of young, old, tall, short, thin, round and more. There are occasional crossdressers, part-time transvestites, drag queens, transsexuals and more girl. Just some are:
Harisu
Tula
One of the creators of the MATRIX film series!
Nicole,
Aleshia
And more more more………
This is what Nicole looked like BEFORE: This is what Nicole looked like AFTER: Do you want to see transsexual, transvestites and drag queens in their before and after lives? Do you want to have some inspiration of what you could do yourself? Want to enjoy the fascination of traveling between the two sexes...... well...... I wrote this 40 page Ebook of Before and After pictures of transsexuals, divas, drag queens and transvestites. For example,,,,,, as shown above of Nicole Bailey. And here is a link to a sample of the book - Click Here
Just imagine what YOU might look like
  • Photos of what you dream of !!!
  • What professional make-overs can achieve in REAL Life
  • Beauties like you might see at a Drag Show or Cabaret
  • Some the Best and Most Beautiful Worldwide
  • No pornography - Just Pure Beauty
  • To be enjoyed again and again and again
  • Inspiration for Your Own Dreams !!!
  • Study Their Make-Up
  • Learn How They Dress
Bonuses, Bonuses Bonuses!!!
Here is an Offer You Cannot Refuse ! A $ 29.90 Value for ONLY $ 9.95 ( THE Bonuses ALONE are worth an additional $ 29.90 !!! )
14 Free Bonuses when you get your Before and After Ebook . You have my Personal Money Back Guarantee. There is No Risk. Buy NOW and Get These Additional Books!!! Outrageous bribe 1. Secrets to a Sexy Womanly Walk – 7 pages - Learn to Walk in a Sexy Way Outrageous bribe 2. Flat to Feminine – How to Grow Feminine Breasts – 103 pages !!! How to Get Started without Prescription Drugs !!! Enjoy Sensitive Tender Breasts !!! Outrageous bribe 3. Hair Removal Super Tips From the Pros – 9 pages The best methods of removing unwanted hair. Outrageous bribe 4. Body Language – How to Read Others Thoughts by Their Gestures – 148 pages Outrageous bribe 5. The Transsexual Phenomenon – Harry Benjamin – 140 pages The breakthrough Classic Textbook on Transsexuals Outrageous bribe 6. Male-to-Female Surgery Kit – what you need to take with you – 33pages Tips and Suggestion for How to Prepare for your Surgery Outrageous bribe 7. The Sexual Key: How to Use the Structure of Female Emotion to Arouse a Woman in Minutes – J.D. Fuentes – 111 pages Outrageous bribe 8. How Women Think – Studies on the Differences between Boys and Girls – 5 pages Outrageous bribe 9. Transgender Speech Feminization / Masculinization – Guidelines for Clinicians – 61 pages Outrageous bribe 10. Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger – 45 pages Outrageous bribe 11. Finding Your Female Voice – 35 pages Outrageous bribe 12. The Human Instrument – Your Voice – 8 pages Outrageous bribe 13. Transsexual People and Sports – Guidelines for Sporting Bodies – 23 pages Outrageous bribe 14. AND….. 35 MORE pdf’s with over 10 megabytes of data of Photos, Magazine Articles and Photo Reports from Transvestite / Transsexual Magazines for your enjoyment Thanks! Carolyn PS - I have even added YET another extra Bonus ebook for you with illustrations about the transformation of an exchange student in Japan, and his journey from boy to girl. Just click below and get your IMMEDIATE Download and PLEASURE. Only $ 9.95 .......
Enjoy these fantastic Photos and Transformations! Carolyn – PS – by the way, there is more ......................
Want to learn to enjoy your dreams? Want to ENJOY feeling like a beautiful woman? Do you need help to get started? or don't know how to start? How to pass as a genetic woman !!! -- from the most comprehensive guide on the web -- in only seven days...
... PLUS learn how you can find your own female voice!
... PLUS discover many of the transgender's online & offline resources - CLICK HERE to learn more.....!
You have my Personal Money Back Guarantee. There is No Risk. Buy NOW - Click Here!!!

23.12.12

A boy in an all-girls school

29.11.12

For transgenders - how to express yourself!

24.11.12

BBC - Transgender Girl Contest

6.11.12

TS Captioned Photos that I made




27.10.12

About transsexualism




 
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Definitions

Please note that these definitions are personal and that the exact meanings of these are constantly debated among those involved.  It is human nature to want to alter definitions to include oneself, and to paint oneself in the best light (or better than what one really is).

Androphilia:  Taken literally, this sounds like it describes love for men.  The connotation is that of someone believing they are a TS because they love men and want to be more like a woman.  Researchers often refer to the type of transsexualism based on the person's physical parts before any surgery.  Androphilia is a condition coined by Ray Blanchard and Michael Bailey.  It is supported by Dr. Anne Lawrence.  In their taxonomy system, there are only 2 types of TSs, androphiles and autogynephiles (AKA non-androphiles).

I find this taxonomy system to be incomplete and degrading, since it implies one has to either be a gay man who transitions in order to satiate his guilt, or that one has to be a heterosexual male pervert who is aroused by being seen as a woman.  It is funny that a person who calls herself a TS would support this.  To most it is degrading, but apparently to her, it is liberating.  That is hard to understand.  Neither of these labels support me nor what I term True-TSs.  Gender is the motive, not sex as this taxonomy system implies.  The 3 involved with this debate all have less than commendable sex lives.  The one who did the research allegedly slept with at least one of his subjects.  His book written on this twisted everything she said into a sexual context in order to fulfill his sexual fantasies.  True-TSs will never be regarded the same as GG women unless we stand as a community and denounce the perversion and the self-serving agendas of Blanchard, Bailey, Lawrence, and others.

Anne Lawrence:  A person who had SRS surgery and has created a system to loophole themselves in as a woman.  Studying their life, you will find it marked with arrogance, perversion, and professional misconduct.  They performed an unauthorized exam on a patient and has approached patients during exams in a sexual manner as alleged by Andrea James.  There was an obsession with altered/mutilated genitalia.  After getting the surgery, Anne was still not fully accepted as a woman, and this was disillusioning.  Anne was not even accepted among TSs, but yet seemed to want to rule over them.  When they found the theories of Blanchard and Bailey, they jumped on the bandwagon.  After all, it seemed to be a way of reconciling what they were with TSism and ultimately womanhood.  On a voice surgery message board, one member hypothesized that Anne refused to attempt to sound like a woman due to internalized homophobia.  That is one thought, but makes no sense.  Autogynephiles are usually attracted to females.  The same poster says that in order to sound like a woman, one has to go through a "gay-sounding stage."  That is funny since I never had such a stage.

Anyway, the theories that Anne holds serve other purposes besides legitimizing her femininity.  It is Anne's way of hijacking the TS label.  It serves as a form of revenge, even if it is only a passive-aggressive form.

Autogynephilia:  Literally, this is the self-love of being a woman.  The connotation is more one of a fetish.  This is a condition coined by Ray Blanchard and Michael Bailey.  It is supported by Dr. Anne Lawrence.  She is a post-op, though we can argue if she was ever really truly a TS.  She admits that she is an autogynephile.  Her professional ethics and reputation are a bit spotty.  Those who transition later in life and maintain a love for women often fit into this taxonomy classification of Blanchard and Bailey.

Coming Out:  This can refer to several things.  To a gay person, this refers to when they discover they have gay feelings, and/or when they express this to others.  To a TG or TS, this can refer to when they have discovered they are TG/TS, when a TG/TS expresses this to others, or when a TS begins to live full-time.

Cross-dresser:  Also CD and CDer.  A person who dresses as a member of the other sex, but has no belief that they are the other sex, and who has no intentions of transitioning to the other sex.  This is not to be confused with transsexuals.  Some transsexuals wrongly believe they are/were cross-dressers.  In reality, it is impossible change from a cross-dresser to a transsexual.  Wives have little to fear if their husband is a cross-dresser, since they will most likely not divorce to pursue surgery or males.  Unlike a TS, a cross-dresser only dresses on occasion, and very often, their dressing is exaggerated, lacking in skill, or driven by fetishes.  One common archetype of CDers are those who dress to relieve stress.  They are often obsessive-compulsive in nature or have a type-A personality, and they may live an overly macho life.

Cross-dressing:  The act of wearing clothes of the opposite gender.  Since bona-fide MtF TSs are born with the gender of women, they are not cross-dressing when they dress as women, and it is considered derogatory to say that they are doing so.  TGs, CDers, and others *are* cross-dressing when they dress as women.

Drab:  DRessed As a Boy

Drag:  DRessed As a Girl; originally a stage direction since early theater was limited to males.

Drag King:  A female who dresses as a male for theatrical purposes.

Drag Queen:  A male, often gay (but not always), who dresses in an exaggerated parody of femininity as a form of protest or for theatrical purposes.

FtM:  Female-to-Male, a transsexual or transgendered man, one who generally expects to be treated as a man.  It is considered polite to refer to them with male pronouns.

Full-Time:  This is when a transsexual lives all the time as a member of the gender they believe they are.  About 9 months to 2 years of full-time living is required by most surgeons who adhere to the Standards of Care before performing sex-reassignment surgery.

Gaydar:  The sense or feeling that another person is gay.

Gendar:  A form of intuition that tells a person that another person is transgendered or transsexual.  This could be either towards a person who has not yet transitioned, a person who has transitioned, or a person who has detransitioned.

Gender:  Used here, it refers to one's identity, the "sex" of the mind and/or soul if you will.  Despite common usage, it is not the same thing as a person's physical sex.  It can even be opposite of one's physical sex.

Gender Identity:  What a person believes themselves to be in regards to gender.  It is commonly believed that this does not change.  Some hold that gender identity is God-given, and that God created the soul as well as the body.  If a person has lived for 30 years as a male, they could have been doing so while possessing a female identity.  Usually, there is some sort of gender leakage or other clues if observers are keen to them.

Gender Leakage:  The signs and clues a person gives off long before they transition.  This is evidence of a gender that does not match the body.  If a person doubts a person has always been a woman inside, for instance, it could be that they misinterpreted any gender leakage they may have seen.

Gender Role:  How a person fits into society in regards to gender.  A number of aspects to this are believed to be arbitrary and cultural.  Of course, not all aspects are, since that would not be Biblical, and there would be no TSs.  I mean, if gender is completely a social construct, then how could a person be born with a gender that does not match their body?  Why get surgery if a female gender is arbitrary since society sinking to the lowest common denominator would deem femininity to be an appropriate expression for a male?

Genetic Girl:  A person who was born with female organs and wishes to keep them, ie., a GG.

GG:  Genetic Girl, ie., a person who was born with female organs and wishes to keep them.

GRS:  Gender Reassignment Surgery.  I prefer Sexual Reassignment Surgery since I hold that gender cannot be changed, just the physical sex to a limited degree.  As idiotic as GRS sounds, it is what it is called in other parts of the world.  Maybe they could call it Genital Reassignment Surgery, or Gender Reconciliation Surgery.  Then they can keep the abbreviation and have a more correct understanding behind it.

HRT:  Hormone replacement therapy.  In the context of transsexuals and transgendered persons, this refers to other-sex hormones.  So MtFs would take estrogen, and optionally, they can also take progestins and androgen blockers.  FtMs would take testosterone and perhaps an estrogen blocker.  It is interesting to note that FtMs may have a hard time getting testosterone since it is considered a controlled substance, and doctors may be required to use a narcotics pad to prescribe it.  This probably goes back to steroid abuse to enhance athletic ability.

Even androgen blockers used to stop the actions of testosterone and similar chemicals may become harder to get due to them being used as masking agents.  The idea there is for athletes to train while using steroids and then take androgen blockers in an attempt to hide the evidence from blood tests.  So androgen blockers might be on adulterant panels of blood tests.  Spironolactone is of particular note because in addition to blocking androgens, it also increases urination, and diuretics have always been used by drug abusers wishing to evade tests.  This action of spironolactone is not a surprise since the drug was originally used for hypertension and congestive heart failure.  The usefulness for TSs was discovered when some men taking the drug developed gynecomastia (male breast growth).  I believe this action is due to aromatization.  See, the way the body is designed, excess testosterone is converted to estrogen.  Now, if testosterone is being blocked at cell receptor sites, it builds up in the blood stream.  This unusable testosterone is converted to estrogen, and this could cause the breast growth in some males who use this.  Of course, in TSs, the reason it is taken is to reduce the actions of testosterone as an adjunct to estrogen therapy.  It is not relied upon alone for feminization.

LGB:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual.  Also GLB.  You will see me use this as I do not support or recognize transgender and especially not TS inclusion in their community.  TSism is an identity or even perhaps a birth defect, and identity is the issue, not sexual orientation.  Homosexuality is based on sexual activities.  A person does not even have to have sex or even have an orientation in order to be a TS.  If a person is truly a woman inside, then any sexual activity with men would be heterosexual in nature.  Some MtF TSs consider themselves lesbians, since they are attracted to females and consider themselves as valid as genetic women.

LGBT:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender.  Also, GLBT, GBLT, etc.  This is not a sandwich, but a group label for a number of "alternative" lifestyles.  I don't support the T on the end since chosen sexual behaviors/sins and gender identity are not one in the same, and the goals of LGBs and TSs are vastly different.  If the TGs who are not TSs want to stay tacked on the end of the label, that is fine, but don't include those of us whose identity is not based on choices or immoral behavior.  If TSs can have their own identity group, have their own PAC, and associate with their own in a separate setting, that would mitigate the harm that true-TSs gain from the existence of LGBs and TGs who are not TSs.

MtF:  Male-to-female, AKA a transsexual woman.  It is polite to refer to them with female pronouns.

Non-op:  What some refer to as a non-op TS, but I find that to be a contradiction in terms.  If one is non-op, one is not a TS, since TSism implies a desire for surgery.  But one caution is that there are true-TSs who desire surgery and cannot get it due to disease, age, or poverty.  Preop may be a better term to fit them.

Orientation:  The choice of which type of sexual partners.  This has nothing to do with how a person dresses or presents themselves or their gender behaviors.  A history lesson can show that it was heterosexual men who used to be effeminate.  Another translation of the word translated as effeminate in the Bible may be gigolo.  There were men who became like women to attract or exploit women.  Even today, we have people who call themselves "metrosexuals."  That is a misnomer since it has nothing to do with sexuality, but dressing somewhat like the opposite sex.

Pre-op:  Before the surgery.  This term is often wrongly used for TGists and "shemales." However, to be a pre-operative transsexual, one must first want the operation.  You cannot say something is before something else if that something else will never happen.

Second-hand bigotry:  A condition in which leaders have no problem with a person, but discriminate based on fears of what others would do.  An example would be If a pastor refuses to let a TS take part in worship services because of one or two objections of others or because of hypothetical trouble that may never come.  It is not they which have the problem, but perhaps the congregation.  Yet the congregation may assume it is the pastor or others that have the problem, when nobody really has a problem.

Sex:  The physical component in regards to reproduction.  This is said to be the "plumbing" of the body.  Just relying on this alone to determine how a person is and how they should be treated is misleading.  It really is the least important since most civilized peoples don't live in nudist colonies.  It makes no sense in using the shape of one's genitals as a means to figure out which way to discriminate against someone.

Shemale:  Usually considered vulgar.  1.  A slur against TGs and TSs with as much hate behind it as any racial slur.  2.  A non-op person who poses nude in pornography.  A number of those lie and call themselves TSs (though some really are TSs and use this shameful way to make money for surgery).  They tend to give transsexuals a bad name.  3.  A gay man who dresses as a woman in order to pose in porn or work in the sex industry.

SRS:  Sex-reassignment surgery.  That is surgery that alters the genitals to that of the other sex.  For MtFs, that would include removing the testes, removing most of the erectile penis tissue, then inverting and relocating the skin of the penis to create a vagina.  Sometimes colon tissue or ancillary grafts are used to line the vagina if the penile skin is inadequate.

For FtMs, SRS would include removing the breasts, removing internal female organs, and creating the appearance of male organs.  Not all FtMs get the third procedure due to cost and unsatisfactory outcome.  At the least, taking male hormones causes the clitoris to lengthen, and a surgeon can perform metoidioplasty to clip the surrounding tissue.  Testicular implants can be added if desired.  More involved types of phalloplasty involve creating a tube of skin from a series of skin grafts.  The grafted skin is left in the original location until the final procedure.  Even veins can be grafted internally to allow the neopenis to be used for urination and copulation.  This sort of thing for FtMs can cost around $250,000.  It seems that it would be more ideal if this sort of surgery is done at the same time as the mastectomy surgery.  Then breast tissue could be used to eliminate the need for grafts from other locations.

Standards of Care (SOC):  These are the standards that most surgeons performing sex-reassignment surgery follow.  They are determined by the HBIGDA (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association).  It is so ironic that a post-op pseudo-TS currently sits on the board of directors.  It is further evidence that pseudo-TSs like to set themselves up as being ring leaders and gatekeepers of true-TSs.  The standards involve things like a 3-month minimum waiting period for hormones, a 6-12 month or longer waiting period for surgery, the requirement of clearance letters, the minimum tests to perform before prescribing HRT, etc.

Stonewall:  This was an inn and bar where gay-related rioting took place.  I am not sure exactly what started it, but it seems to have to do with some gay men not getting served drinks.  Outside, lesbians and transgendered persons were throwing Molotov cocktails through windows and objects at the police.  It is funny that the LGBT community wants to call this the start of the TG community.  It is just their way of taking credit for the "accomplishments" of transgendered and even transsexual persons.  I see no value of the riots for TSs.  Some TGs/CDers claim it gave them the right to dress without fear of arrest, but what benefit is even this to TSs when they probably could get prescriptions to dress as women if it was illegal to cross-dress?  Some TGs consider the Compton Riots the true beginning of the TG community.  But really, that didn't gain rights for most TGs and certainly not TSs either.  Apparently, that was started over police brutality and harassment of gay/transvestite sex workers.  More bait and switch on the part of the gay and TG communities.  Neither riot has helped true-TSs in the least, yet a number of TSs buy into the myths that these helped them.

To TSs reading this, is this the type of image you wish to be associated with?  Do you like being associated with drunkenness, prostitution, homosexuality, criminal acts, rebellion, and terrorism?  If you want to be accepted as women and not as gay men, then you need to act like respectable women.  If you are not really a woman inside, then please do us all a favor and not try to pretend to be something you are not.  Likewise for any females who may be pretending to be men.

T*:  This is a catch-all label for everything that starts with trans-.  The * comes from the *.* which is used in a number of computer operating systems.  In that context, *.* refers to any file name with any extension, or in other words, every file.

Transgender:  (TG)  This is a very ambiguous and loaded word.  If you break it down, it really should not be a word.  Trans+ means to cross, and a key tenet to TSism is that gender cannot be changed.  It is sometimes meant as a shortened form of transgenderist, a person who is somewhere between a CD and a TS.  It is most commonly used to refer to anyone who is different or perceived to be different in regards to sex and gender.  I refuse to acknowledge this usage as such.  Most of the lifestyles making up TGism is based on behaviors and choices.  TSism is based on identity and unchangeable differences.  The idea that transgender is one big happy family is only a pipe dream, not a reality.  The fact is that there is so much conflict.  That is what you get when you lump many dissimilar people together and expect them to sit on their differences.  It seems to be a way of destroying the culture of true TSs by ignoring them and hijacking their culture.  What gets me is that a number of TSs stand for this, when in fact, transgender is the term that their enemies have chosen for them.  The transgender movement, as opposed to any TS-specific one, has been founded on rebellion and disrespect.  It was about the time of the Stonewall riots when transgender or transgenderist was first used.  I don't support anyone who throws objects at the police or sets fires, and such persons do not speak for me.  So I use the term to refer to all who are not true-TSs.

Usage note:  It is considered impolite to use the noun form in referring to someone and calling them a transgender.  The adjective form is preferred.  In other words, don't call someone a transgender, but call them a transgendered person.  A major distinguishing characteristic does not define a person.  People are more than any identifying features or traits they may have.  Calling someone a transgender is no more polite than calling someone a colored or a cripple.

Transgender Mind Rot:  This is my term for negative changes that occur after a person has identified as TG for a while.  It can happen to TSs, but it is more common among TGs.  It seems to be similar to the race-bashing attitude that some racial minority members who are heavily into their community have developed.  What happens among TGs and some TSs is that they may start out relatively Conservative, open to the possibility of God, and seem to be quite reasonable.  But as they get involved in the "transgender" community and view themselves as a minority group and a law unto themselves, they become selfish, irrational, and pour themselves into different types of political causes than before, and distance themselves from all of their old friends.  Spiritually, they may turn their backs on their original faith and choose something radically different, or even abandon faith altogether.  They even take up for gay causes while at the same time screaming up and down that they are not gay or that they are attracted to members of their birth sex.

Transgenderist:  A term coined by Charles 'Virginia' Prince, a married transvestite who disliked TSs.  The term was coined to distance those who didn't get surgery from TSs.  The term is used to describe those who consider themselves more than CDers but not quite TSs, and who usually don't get genital surgery.  Notice that the -ist suffix also appears in the words sexist and racist.  Along that line, a number of us have encountered people who are in-between the genders and who feel that makes them better than others.  There seems to be a sharp line drawn between transgenderists and transsexuals.  For an example of this, go look at the USENET postings in the transgendered newsgroups.  Chances are, the same transgenderist and the same transsexual are still feuding.  The transgenderist made a comment that a vagina on a transsexual made as much sense as a screen door on the hull of a submarine.  This person also made a comment saying they were more of a woman because they kept their penis and that the TS there was a mutilated freak.

Transition:  The journey from from gender role to another.  This includes a number of areas such as society, law, and medicine.  Social changes would include dressing as the gender one believes themselves to be, finding friends of that gender, and joining clubs for that gender.  Legal changes would include changing one's name by a court order, getting their gender status marker changed if possible, and updating all the paperwork.  Medical changes would be hormone usage and surgery.

There is a mistaken notion that transition is about becoming something one is not.  In reality, it is about becoming more of what one already is.

Transvestite:  Similar to cross-dresser.  Technically, they are both the same.  However, the connotation is more negative.  Transvestite is actually a clinical term.  Transvestism is no longer in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, but fetishist transvestism is.  Due to its clinical history, this term is often distinguished from cross-dressers.  This term has been used to describe everyone who dressed differently from their born sex in the early days.  However, once TS was coined, TV was used solely to refer to those who dress with no intention of surgery or other modifications.  Now, it tends to have a sexual connotation.

Transexual:  A revised spelling of transsexual to which some subscribe.  The idea is to remove the word "sex" from transsexual.  That part of the word refers to the physical body, not intercourse as some may wrongly think.  So the idea is to remove the word sex.  But trans + exual makes no sense.  Besides, this spelling is often pushed by some gay groups, and I refuse to accept any label created for me by people attempting to hijack my community or blur the lines.

Transsexual:  A person who has a conflict between their physical sex and their gender to the extent that they intend to live as full members of the gender they believe they are a part of and get surgery to make the body match their internal reality.  Trans+ refers to crossing, and "sex" refers to one's physical sex.  So literally, it means crossing from one physical sex to the other.  This implies only 2 sexes and a complete transition.  Sadly, the word is often misused by people living in immoral and/or choice-based lifestyles and those who don't have any need for surgery.  Calling a TS a member of a third sex is also a misuse of the term, since the word implies only two options.

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Doctrine of Sex, Gender, and Orientation

It is commonly held among transsexuals that sex, gender, and orientation are 3 separate and distinct things.  Some may split gender into two categories, gender identity vs. gender role.

Sex, as used here, and in words such as transsexual, refers to the biological "plumbing" of the body.

Gender identity refers to who a person is, how their brain is configured, how they interact with the world around them, what their interests are, etc.  Gender role, often refers to how a person relates to the world around them, how they dress, the social constructs they subscribe to, etc.  Most commonly, both gender identity and gender role are merged into just the word gender.  Some will split it to refer to the inward reality vs. what the world sees.  While some argue that gender role is purely a social construct, there is no way to say that one's innermost identity is a social construct.  So that is why these two are sometimes differentiated.

Sexual orientation refers to a choice of erotic partners.  This has nothing to do with how you dress or present yourself.  Nor does this have anything to do with what you believe yourself to be.  This pertains to behavior rather than identity.

Now, all of the possibilities for the above three items can occur in any combination.  For instance, a person can have the physical body of a male, the gender identity of a woman, and an attraction to males.  They would consider themselves a heterosexual woman in a male body.  That would not be the same as a person with a male body, a masculine gender, and an attraction to males.  Even more confusing is the person with a male body, a feminine gender, and an attraction to females.  They would call themselves a transsexual lesbian.  It is most common to identify oneself by the body one feels they were supposed to have.

There is an easy way to remember the above.  I am quoted as saying:

"Sex is between the legs, gender is between the ears, and orientation is between the bed covers."

Another way to put it:

"Sex is the plumbing, gender is the wiring, and orientation is the heat."

Another thing to note is that there seems to be an in-between state in each of the above categories.  There are persons with intersex disorder who are between sexes.  There are androgynous persons who are between the genders.  There are also bisexuals who are between the orientations.
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Birth Defect Doctrine

Unlike homosexuality and transgender behavior, true-transsexualism is a medical condition with medical and surgical solutions.  It is not a put-down or an insult to say that a TS was born with a birth defect.  Of course, "medical condition," "congenital condition," etc. may sound better.  Regardless, there is no judgment attached to having a birth defect.  Birth defects are things that just happen and the person born with them cannot help having them.  Birth defects are not chosen, and they could happen to anyone's children.

In John 9, a man was born blind.  Like today, people tried to point fingers and say his blindness resulted from some specific sin the parents did, or that it was punishment for something he did.  What did Jesus say about that?  He said that this birth defect was a means to give glory to God, and Jesus healed him right there.  That meant he was no longer blind.  What is healing for us?  Yes, some of us might be delivered from being TSs, but that is not frequent.  More of us have a healing like Paul the apostle.  Paul kept praying for a "thorn in the flesh" to be healed, but God said that His grace was sufficient and refused to heal him the way he asked.  God may help some people out of trouble, but others he helps through the trouble.  Some may expect us to be helped out of being TSs, but it is also just as valid to expect us to be helped through transition, and to avoid the pitfalls of immoral behavior along the way.  Acknowledging oneself as a TS is no excuse to go out and commit sexual sin or to enable those who practice immoral lifestyles.  There is no shame to true-TSism like there is for lifestyles commonly mistaken for such.
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Causes of Transsexualism

This may shock you that physical causes have been found.  It has been found to be associated with prenatal exposure to DES, Roundup™, PCBs, and finasteride (Proscar, Propecia).  There are also associations with various illnesses.  People with PDD, Asperger's Syndrome, or autism are more likely than the general public than others to also have transsexualism.

DES was a synthetic estrogen that was used from the 1940's to the early 1970's to treat threatened miscarriage until it was banned.  We now know that estrogen should never be taken during pregnancy, and that if there is a hormonal cause for miscarriage, progesterone would more likely be the culprit.  This synthetic estrogen was misunderstood and used for many things.  It was added to beauty products with the hope that it would help increase the appearance of youthfulness.  It was taken for a number of health ailments.  It was given to fatten up livestock.  This widespread usage was a disaster waiting to happen.  There were girls who were menstruating as early as 5 years old.  There were males (humans and pets) who were developing breasts.  Daughters of women taking DES during pregnancy later developed breast and uterine cancer.  Sons of DES mothers were sometimes born with genital abnormalities.  These things have been documented.  There are also sons of DES mothers who were diagnosed as transsexuals.  The industry has tried to keep this silent due to lawsuits.  They have already had to pay out millions for female-related cancers.  Because of these problems, the drug was banned.  The problem was not really the medication, but the misuse of it.  Doctors now know they were misusing it and prescribing it way too much.  We also know that it has no business being given to livestock for the purpose of weight gain.  The problem is that it gets into the food supply.

Sometimes gender differences do run in families.  I know a 3rd-generation TS personally.  I also personally know a TS who is the trans-daughter of an intersexed mother.  The trans-daughter credits DES exposure, while the mother believes the condition is related to her own birth defect.  It is often hard for mothers to accept that medication taken while pregnant could cause TSism, intersex disorder, or other gender variance in their offspring, and they often look for other reasons.  To face the truth is to face guilt over having done something to cause the condition.  Facing the truth would also mean owning up to giving blind authority to a physician who made the wrong call and prescribed inappropriate medications.  It may be part of a woman's nature and conditioning to blindly accept authority without checking to see if the authority has validity.  So to question a doctor is like questioning her parents and spouse/lover, something that just isn't done.

Finasteride is a common drug used for prostate problems and hair loss in men.  It can be used in women if they are somehow suffering male-pattern baldness due to a hormonal imbalance and if there is no chance of pregnancy while taking the drug.  The packages warn that women of child-bearing age are not to use the drug and that they should not handle broken tablets.  The packages say that this could cause birth defects in male fetuses.  What kind of birth defects?  Well, they can interfere with the sex-differentiation cascade and cause the male fetus to become a transsexual or even appear as female.

Roundup™ has been used in areas where there is a high number of those with PDD, Asperger's Syndrome, autism, and transsexualism.  There are even more intellectuals and unpopular students in such areas where Roundup™ is heavily used.

There are other possible causes for TSism as well.  Brain damage can be implicated.  It has been documented that after brain damage in some people, there have been changes in sexual orientation, frequency of sexual intercourse (like frigidity and nymphomania), and perhaps even gender identity.  Brain damage may cause some PDD/autism/Asperger's spectrum disorders, and these are associated with an increased chance of transsexualism.

There are even demonstrable brain differences in TSs.  The Swaab team in the Netherlands found that transsexuals had roughly the same number of neurons in the anterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis as the gender with which they identified.  MtFs had the same number of neurons as other women, and the only FtM in the study had close to the same number as the men.  Gays and lesbians were also included, but they had close to  the same numbers of neurons as members of their birth sexes.  Everyone had numbers that corresponded to what they identified as being.  This not only proves a demonstrable brain difference between TSs and other members of their physical sex of birth, but also proves there is no link with homosexuality.

Yes, there are critics of the brain study.  Some may conjecture that HRT usage was a factor.  However, not all the TSs in the study were taking HRT.  If this brain difference seems to only occur in adults (though we don't know since children were not studied) and is possibly influenced by hormones, then why don't the hormones cause the difference here in all humans?  I mean, why are the receptors that cause this stuck in one state?  If this area is linked to TSism, and if hormones cause the feelings, and TSs have normal levels of hormones for members of their birth sex, then why don't the natural hormones cause this area to match their birth sex and prevent such feelings?  Therefore, this is not a compelling objection.

Another brain difference involves the corpus callosum.  This is the white matter at the center of the brain.  It acts as a junction box between the 2 halves of the brain.  Women tend to have more neurons here connecting the 2 halves, and brain imagery can show this.  No dissection is required to study this as in the above example, so living subjects can be studied.  According to a guest on Focus on the Family, such a study has been done.  A near equal number of male and female volunteers were asked to concentrate on a reading selection that would be read to them while undergoing this test.  The finding was interesting.  About 90-95% of the women had activity in both sides of the brain in about the same area, while only 5-10% of the men had such activity.  The remaining subjects only experienced an increase of activity on the left side.  So what is the significance?  This could show a difference in the number of neurons in the corpus callosum.  It could demonstrate that men and women perceive things differently.  The right side of the brain is associated with feelings, subjective reasoning, and emotions.  This could also explain the common stereotypical argument where women claim not to be heard or understood by their mates, and men claim that women are reading things into what they say or do that is not there.  Since women have more language activity in the right hemisphere than men, they will have more emotional content in their language.
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Differences Between True Transsexuals and the Transgendered

Despite confused or malicious people who confuse transgenderism with transsexualism, they are not one in the same.  In fact, they have a number of diametrically opposed beliefs.

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Gender Variance in Nearly All Persons

A common mistake is trying to figure out what sex or gender one legitimately is based on a few flimsy superficial details.  However, this is not reliable, and people who do so are bound to be unhappy in life, since they are always second-guessing everyone and their intentions.  That is certainly not the road to inner peace.

Generally speaking, women's pelvises are supposed to be larger in proportion to that of men's in order to facilitate childbirth.  However, some men may develop larger pelvises, and some women may lack such development.  A visit to a chiropractor or surgeon will confirm this.  A woman's buttocks are generally larger than those of men, since the extra calories may be needed during gestation.  However, some men naturally develop this shape due to no fault of their own.

Females tend to have smaller noses and less prominent foreheads, yet some women may develop more masculine features, and some men might develop more feminine facial features.  Such differences are medical and cannot be used to imply anything about a person's character, personality, sexual orientation, or their true gender.

Voice is one of those things that people often confuse with gender.  Generally, sopranos and altos are women and children, and tenors, baritones, and basses are men.  However, this is not always true.  Hormone imbalances can alter this pattern.  A number of post-menopausal women sing as tenors and some even lower.  Some males may have an alto voice their entire lives, whereas most males voices drop at puberty.  Some studies suggest that voice range is dependent on hormone levels throughout a person's life.  In other words, males who are tenors and higher tend to have much less exposure to testosterone, or their receptors are not as responsive to it, when compared to bass singers.

Even certain unusual living situations can cause mismatches between a person's gender and their physical traits.  There may be cases of emotionally sick parents who wanted a boy so bad that they will shoot their daughter up with male hormones, thus destroying her voice, appearance, and much of her femininity.  Sadly, the damage this does to the voice is mostly irreversible as of now.  Such a woman will be cheated of the ability to sing soprano or even alto, due to the selfish desires and actions of mentally ill parents.
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Hatred of Genitals Received at Birth

Hatred of one's genitals of birth is an essential part of being a TS.  Cross-dressers and gay men do not have this (unless of course a gay man starts out his life with female genitals).  To cross-dressers, it is just a game, and a gay man or other male pervert would never give up the parts that bring him the most joy.  Transgenderists do not have this hatred for or sense of inappropriateness of their genital either, since they are really just men who pretend to be women from day to day.  If a person has a burning desire or need to keep their genitals of birth, then they are not a transsexual.

Now you may protest to what I am saying and say that genitals do not determine your gender or whether you are a transsexual or not.  This may be true, but a transsexual will have a notable desire to want to have genitals that match who they really are.  It is very similar to the Christian doctrine of salvation.  Works doesn't produce salvation, but salvation produces works.  Likewise, desiring or getting sex-reassignment surgery does not make you a woman (or a man), but if you are a woman (or man), you will want body parts that are consistent with your femininity (or masculinity).
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Parallels with the Christian Faith

Some people think that TSism is inherently opposed to the Christian faith.  Actually, it is not if it is viewed a certain way.  Unlike TGs who are gender benders, feeling that there are more than 2 genders, that gender is a social construct that otherwise doesn't exist, or that there are an infinite number of genders, TSism implies that gender is inborn and there are only two.  TG persons in general may see TGism as a matter of social constructs and preference, but a TS sees it as a matter of being in the wrong body.  For there to be a wrong body, there has to be a correct body.  For a TG, they don't get the surgery since they don't see the body as wrong, just that the culture does not fit their nature (which could imply a self-centered world view).  Their world view sees gender as irrelevant, or sees an infinite range of genders.

Now, why did God create 2 sets of sexes and genders?  Well, an obvious answer is for procreation.  If everyone were the same, procreation would be impossible, unless everyone was created to be intersexed.  But this could produce more genetic defects and unwanted pregnancies than we have now due to accidental inbreeding.  Now, I think God created two sexes for other reasons as well.  The existence of two sets of sexes and genders shows humankind that we are all incomplete and in need of someone outside of ourselves.  We were not created to be alone (Gen 2:18), whether we mean the social level, on a deeper emotional level, or even a sexual level.  Now, lets take this even further.  We were all created to have someone outside of ourselves on the spiritual level as well.  Marriage is a beautiful demonstration of God's love for us and a demonstration of His will in heaven and on Earth (Matt. 6:10b).  In essence, we can look at God as the Husband and we the Church as the Wife.  God does not have a relationship with other gods (there really are none except in the hearts of humans), and that would be like homosexuality, metaphorically speaking.  God cannot sin (James 1:13), and God cannot practice homosexuality (Romans 1:23).  Nor are we to have spiritual relationships that regard other humans as gods.  That would basically be lesbianism in a spiritual sense.  Like butch lesbians attempt to take the place of men, we as humans often try to take the place of God.

Now lets carry these metaphors over to transsexualism and other transgender behavior.  It is popular for humans to try to be a god in their hearts and minds.  Those who do such are seen as "enlightened," "empowered," etc.  It is also popular for anyone seen in a lower rank or position to want to climb the ladder.  That is what Eve tried to do when she sinned.  It is popular for females who were created for the men to want to become like men.  Many people tend to pull for the underdog.  Envy seems to be at work here as well.  Because of envy and the desire to dominate, many people try to gain rank and prestige.  So lesbianism is seen as rather harmless, and FtM TSs have little stigma these days.

The opposite of the above is not true.  When God made Himself into the form of a man, people hated Him (except for the "minority group" known as His Disciples).  They acted in violence and hatred towards someone daring to "throw away" such mighty power.  Allowing oneself to be lowered shows others how frail their authority, power, and prestige are.  Male homosexuality is seen as disgusting on the secular level since many men feel they have a birthright to domination (maybe part of this is inborn and intended to a certain degree, and the rest is culture).  Being mounted by another man is not a form of domination.  This terrifies a number of men, since this makes them feel powerless.  If this could happen to other men, and men are placed as equal to women in terms of rape, then this shows how insecure the cultural notion of masculinity is.  Denial often results in violence, including this particular sin.  A number of inmates feel they must rape other male inmates to either keep from getting raped or out of an attempt to make up for having been raped.  Experts tell us that rape of any sort is nearly always about control.

On another level, known MtF transsexuals are seen as just as disgusting as male homosexuals to a number of people.  They are seen as being in a privileged position and throwing it away.  This disgusts men in a number of ways.  They fear it could happen to them.  They fear they may somehow end up having sex with such a person and in essence are raping themselves (as far as the subconscience may go).  If they are having sex with someone who "used to be a man," then wouldn't it be as bad to be used in the same manner?  The error here is that the person was never fully masculine, so what happens to the one person could never happen to the other.  The son of Jan Morris was unable to have sexual intercourse for some time.  He reasoned that since his father had sex with a woman and then had the surgery to acquire female genitals.  He was afraid this was, in a sense, contagious.  But the nature already existed in his father, like a seed, and wasn't realized until later.  Therapy and a loving wife was what it took to heal the son's fear.  A lot of the fear in regards to this issue have to do with wounded boundaries.  That in turn makes it hard to be able to tell where one's own self ends and where another person's life begins.  Many people have boundary confusion and emotional entanglement.

MtF TSs in one way are a reminder of what Christ did for us.  He was willing to take a lesser position and be subjected to public rejection and ridicule.  It is always brave to take a stand and be willing to be persecuted for what you believe.  That is not a form of weakness.  Rather than question God's order and plan for the genders, TSs affirm it, and they often get a view of God's plans and purposes that others cannot see.  They get to see what hormones do and what a number of the sex differences really are, and get to see God's design in a way that others may never know.

Now, lets look at TSism and the similarities to the Christian faith.  A Christian believes they were born as a sinner and cannot help it.  A TS believes they were born in the wrong body.  A sinner comes to a point of recognizing they were a sinner all their lives, even if they didn't outwardly appear to be a sinner.  A TS comes to a point of recognizing that their body is wrong in regards to their true sense of gender, even if they have kept this hidden most of their life.  A Christian reads the Bible for spiritual growth.  A TS takes hormones for breast growth, other physical changes, and mental changes.  They also have writings from their community leaders and pioneers.  Christians know the Counselor, and TSs often see counselors, often as a requirement for surgery.  Christians go to church and other events related to the Body of Christ.  TSs have support groups, conventions, and other ways to meet, share, and encourage one another.  Christians will some day be given a body that matches their faith, TSs hope to have a  body that matches their inward sense of gender.

My view on surgery and TSism is similar to my view on works and a relationship with Christ.  Getting the surgery doesn't make you a TS or a woman any more than doing good works makes you a believer.  I believe that if you truly are a TS, you will want SRS, and you will want to behave in ways that are socially appropriate for a woman.  If you are truly a believer, you will want to do good works and do what you can to please God.  Surgical regrets happen when a person is not truly a woman inside where it matters.  Very often, it is pride, competition, and a desire to seek domination and authority where it is not warranted (arrogance?) that causes a person to wrongly decide on the surgery.  Even rebellion can wrongly lead a person down the road to surgery.  Good works can have some similar pitfalls.  Some people help others as an attempt to make themselves feel better than the other person and gratify their egos.  Some help others as an attempt to control them or get something in return.

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Second-Hand Bigotry

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Strategy to Split TSs from LGBTs

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SRS - A Physical Change Only

A number of people mistakenly think that people get the surgery in an attempt to become something they are not.  That can be no further from the truth.  The idea is to become more of what you already are and get treated by others in a manner that is consistent with your internal character.  If a person thinks that sexual reassignment will turn them into a member of the opposite sex, they are sadly mistaken and should not be allowed to undertake such a procedure.  If you are not accepted as a woman before genital surgery, you will not be accepted as a woman afterwards.  For some, this may provide some peace in the sense of finality and the struggle finally being over, but all in all, this changes very little.  The sad part is that for those who are not really TSs and who get some semblance peace from surgery, the feeling of peace may not last.  Once the hard realities of life and not being accepted set in, such a person is back to square one, and they may have unnecessary extra pain added on top of their initial pain.  Had they recognized that their emotional difficulties stemmed from another source, they would not have mutilated themselves hoping to find peace and acceptance.

For those who are True-TSs, other physical features cause more problems and keep others from being willing to accept them as the women they really are.  Yes, genital surgery can allow you to get the proper legal documents that say you are female, but this does not apply to all locations or to all extents.  Some TS women have had their corrected IDs challenged by their state.  The judges, being ignorant of this, wrongly consider this an attempt to change the gender, when in fact they were born with a female (or male for FtMs) gender but a male body.  The problem here is a bad paradigm.  They are not men becoming women (or women becoming men), but otherwise normal women born with a serious birth defect and correcting it.  When clergy, insurance companies, and judges can realize this, True-TSs will have gained major rights.

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The Complexity of Sex and Gender

As much as people may want it to be, sex and gender are not referring to just one thing.  The terms sex and gender as used here are not one in the same.  Right now, we will just use the word sex, but attach other words to denote what we mean.

Chromosomal sex:  Refers to having an X or Y chromosome for the 23rd pair.  You get an X from your mother and an X or Y from your father.  An X should mean you are female, and a Y should mean you are male.  However, this is not always foolproof.  An Olympic contestant who was a mother of three with scars to show for it was disqualified due to the karyotype test showing that she had to be male.  She was what some may refer to as being chromosomally transsexed or intersexed.  That is very rare.  Actually, only a few genes determine whether a person is actually male or female.  So the chromosomes could take either shape and result in an individual of either sex.  Some scientists wonder if males always had a Y chromosome or if it simply mutated over time.

Genetic sex:  Refers to the SrY gene and related genes on the 23rd pair.  Testing this probably would be more accurate than simply looking at the shape of the chromosomes.  But this would still neglect to take all of the factors of this section into account which are just as valid.

Genital sex:  The most common thing that people think of in regards to sex.  Does it have a penis or not?  The need for capitalism and the desire/need to discriminate against the sexes is so strong and rampant in American culture (and other places as well), that this is often seen as more important than survival and health of the mother and child.  This is also a misleading indicator of whom a person is.  Not all men are born with penises.  Not all women are born with vaginas.  Not all persons are born with just one.  Not all are born with either.  In some cases, the genitals conflict with the chromosomal sex, like the female contestant above who gave birth to three children despite having a Y-chromosome, and she had no surgical procedures to alter her genitals (except for any done during childbirth, like an episiotomy to cut the vagina larger).  In other cases, the physical sex may not quite match the individual genes either.  Some are born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.  Those who have the complete variant of this are born with genitals that conflict with the genes of their sex chromosomes.  They may have mutations in other genes that make their body unable to create the proteins, hormones, or receptors needed to produce a body of the correct sex.  While genes start the cascade that creates a male or female fetus, parts of the sex differentiation process are relegated to hormones.  This seems to happen somewhere between the 5th to 12th week of gestation.  If the genetic information for the receptors and proteins are missing, and the genes are that for a male, a female body may result.  They often are well-adjusted as females but may also miss female internal organs.  They may be born with a shallow vagina and no cervix.  Even transsexualism may be caused during gestation due to some hormonal interference.  Birth control pills, hair loss drugs, stress, pollution, and other things could cause disturbances here.

Reared sex:  This refers to the sex in which one was raised and the body of experiences they have had.  This can set lifelong patterns of conduct.  Shared experiences are a major part of one's masculinity or femininity.  Women can remember their first bra, their first period, their first boyfriend, and the shared times they have had with girls growing up.  Men can remember things like athletics they have participated in, their physical changes, their experiences with boys growing up, and their first girlfriend.

Peer pressure plays a major part in being accepted as a member of one's own gender.  The importance here varies between cultures.  African-Americans may place a stronger emphasis here than Caucasians.  They may feel they must enforce gender conformity in order for their children to be accepted as full members of their culture.  Blacks may feel that gender deviancy is a "White" problem and they don't want their children to be seen as sellouts.  I knew some neighbors who may end up with a problem here.  Their little boy acts a bit gender atypical, and he has already been mistaken for a girl.  This may not necessarily be a sign of TSism, but individuality.  I sure hope he does not start getting picked on or harassed.

Legal sex:  This is what a person is recognized as under the law.  A transsexual can usually get their legal paperwork changed to match the reality of their gender and the reality of SRS.  That usually enables them to marry, travel, and work as members of their gender, and resolve any restroom conflicts that others wrongly attempt to impose on them.  This also allows them to be properly classified should they be found guilty of breaking the law.  The police will be better able to find the person with the corrected information, and such a person would be placed in the correct prison cell.

Mental sex:  How a person regards themselves in regards to gender, and what abilities and talents a person has.  Based on the corpus-callosum study, maybe some woman would be qualified to preach (without regard to any calling or any commandments of course), and some men would not be.  Some men might have problems parallel parking or feel a need to ask for directions while not all women are well served by such stereotypes.

Orientational sex:  This is how a person is likely to present themselves in a sexual setting and who they choose as partners.  A person may present as butch, femme, or whatever.

Social sex:  This is how a person presents themselves, how others accept them, and what gender-specific experiences a person has.

Spiritual sex:  The gender of a person's spirit or soul.  A study of the original language used by David in the Psalms for being knitted together in the womb seems to indicate that a person's soul is made by God as well as the body.

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True-Transsexualism - No Contradiction to Anything

Some people have problems with transsexuals, thinking their condition is a contradiction to a number of situations.  I've heard transsexuals themselves tell me that it is impossible to be both a Conservative and a transsexual.  I don't see why.  Is it possible to be both a woman and a Conservative?  If so, than it should be possible to be a true MtF Transsexual and a Conservative.  Yes, resisting certain types of change is intrinsic to being a Conservative.  True-transsexuals are not changing who they are, but are making their body and presentation more consistent with whom they really are.  Nor are they out to change society.  They are not after new laws, but want the existing laws applied fairly to them.  If the law can fully recognize them as full members of their gender, then new laws on discrimination and civil rights won't be needed.

There is also an incorrect assumption that one cannot be both a Christian and a true-transsexual.  Some people wrongly believe that the Scriptures which speak against and forbid homosexuality apply here.  However, true-transsexuals are not necessarily homosexuals.  Critics may also quote passages on cross-dressing and attire to say that a transsexual cannot be a Christian.  But since true-TSs are really women where it matters, then they are not cross-dressing.  Can someone in good conscience dress as a man once they find out that they are really a woman?