Aleana Robins Hello everyone, I have read most of the posts before mine and as a transwoman I have to say I respect GG for her views. I don’t like them as I find them a bit lacking in knowledge of trans issues. There are many reasons why Trans stop and become who they really are. But if you look at the core of the issue as to why it takes others so long to “come out of the closet” much of it lies at fear. I challenge everyone know us, we are not that different. We still have the same issues as many others. Though people like GG offer new problems. Many lives have walked our paths some have even died on the path cause of narrow views. I would welcome anyone who would like to know what our life is like have a look at mine at www aleanasjourney com Get to know my life read my story. Then Judge me and others when you get to know us. GG should take the time to do her homework before placing fiction over fact.
someone someone Thanks for wonderful response. I love her as well but like all people that I respect some of their views conflict with mine. I will be sure to check out your blog. Wish you all the happiness in the world.
Germaine’s comments of people being unable to identify as the ‘other sex’ because when they are born as one, they can not personally know the other. I understand that people can feel that they don’t belong or fit in with the standard that society puts on gender but I don’t understand how that is a disconnection with one’s gender or one’s self instead of one’s disconnection with the society’s standard or expectation of that person.
I believe Without gender standards dictated by society we would all be what we currently perceive as gender fluid. That we are born with a natural gender that is irrelevant of gender stereotypes. And the confusion is that being feminine is not reserved for women as being masculine is not reserved for men. Am I wrong in thinking this and if so can you explain to me from your perspective how so???
someone someone I agree, what a wonderful response. I think GG has contributed amazing things in the past to the feminist movement…but I have to say I feel her recent commentary re: trans just offensive and seeming to echo the very same narrow minded essentialistic sentiments that she’s previously fought so hard to escape. I’m not trans or fortunate enough to know one, but I applaud your strength and hope that you are warmly and wholeheartedly accepted by all with whom you share your story. Kudos to you for putting your story out there – I hope it helps people broaden their minds and think twice before thinking negatively of experiences they don’t understand.
I am a male and have always identified as male so maybe my perspective is limited, therefore currently, so is my understanding.
Aleana Robins GG is only part right. Let’s take a closer look at trans children. Young girls and boys, they don’t really care what lies between their legs. Until someone points it out. But if you are trans that is the point where the pain and confusion start. You can see the problem but you want to be like the other who does not have that issue. There is not an issue of sex. It is far deeper than that. It lies at the thought level of processing. When we start to grow then we are shoved in a box where if we don’t fit the mold that is when society might label us as gay, butch, Tom boy, girly, what ever it is. When at the simple part it is that we are not any of them. We are not boy or girl. We can only find that role that best fits. If that role is choosing a gender of the opposite of our born binary, you have to do something to stop the internal struggling. Reading my blogs pages might give you a deeper look into how I feel about your question cause it is something I don’t think I am able to quantify in a paragraph or two. I would have loved to been like every other man but I am not able, I have tried and tried and failed……doing the same thing over and over is the true explanation of stupidity, something like that…..lol forgive my misquote. This was typed out on my phone so no paragraphs