Maybe there is a difference between US/UK English.
Perhaps if I try to translate what I said as; Transgender/Transsexual individuals 'have no choice in the matter' as it is not a question of choosing to be the person you are as you are the person you are period.
I don't quite understand how anyone can misinterpret what I said and try attacking me. I am completely on your side 100%.
A lot of parents for example as you well know try convincing themselves their child is merely going through a phase. Rather they want to believe this to be so than accepting they have a child who was 'born' transgender.
It boils down to 'outdated' attitudes of wanting to believe everything is black or white extending back to 'traditions' of what was perceived as normal.
What I indicated; Transgender as a broader term has always been there, but history throughout in male dominated societies has prohibited anything against what was perceived as un-masculine throughout. Only within the domain of certain cultures were transgender people accepted. I do not wish to diverse into the history as I do not have time for this.
I was born with CAH, so as you are fully aware of who you are of course, I too have lived with my condition since day one. So there is no need for insults as far as 'doing my homework.'
If anyone here wishes to misconstrued anything I have written that is your prerogative of course which is a great shame.
The only way forward with anything regardless of topic is to have an understanding of one another, anything less will diverse into endless and pointless debates which go no-where.
We are all in this together and there is no escape from that and the only way is to move 'forward' rather than going in circles.
If there are certain individuals with whom find my data disagreeable then please feel free to 'quote' in part/s and give me the opportunity to explain to you rather than attacking me. I have feelings too and am not used to being verbally attacked.
If I am held in question of what I have written please be accurate and to the point in question that which you did not understand.
Julia Ford; comparing US to UK pronoun in a derogatory fashion appears one of almost contempt towards Americans as a whole? Likewise, you simply cannot categorize all Americans just as one cannot categorize people born with either CAH or being Transgender/Transsexual or for being a particular race, color or whatever. So less of the racist attitude please.
My dear Cristine Shye, you have gotton the wrong end of the stick, seriously you have. What I implied was; science can play God as much as it wants but can and never will be God. Science can be there to help and is helping with modern technology. But the fact remains one who is born with transgender/ism which is a medical term only and not a label to discriminate by any means, is born with this condition and 'do not' have a choice in the matter as it is a very real human condition.
We all have choices in everything we do in life but, being born a transgender individual is definitely not a choice and as you know full well is very real just as I do.
Now, if you find that offensive then perhaps I am wasting my time here and should go back home to the US.
I actually quite like it over here, especially the people and culture.
I have never intergrated with either Transsexual or Transgender people before as with CAH I merely plodded along in life like any other person and never called into question my womanhood as there has been no need.
I came here for a specific reason to seek help myself with something as I had a devastating experience just last year which coupled with recent bereavments and so I have confiided here on this site with a lovely lady with whom I have sought advice.
Try getting to know a person first before pouncing on them. We all have a story to tell.
I originate from Tx by the way and am also a true Cowgirl/gal at heart and a real Southerner too and love my horses and my Country music and a real friendly natured person and always had that big beaming smile on my face, but not of late sadly.
I hope you have a truly wonderful day, apart from the high winds, just hope they blow over soon.
I have a schedule to get to.