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Gender issues

ValerialettoValerialetto Posts: 87 Budding Regular

Hello guys,

I really want to know your opinion and to talk about gender issues cause it seems that in Europe there are some really serious society changes connected with transgender people.I’m very tolerant to all the people and I hope my thread won’t hurt anyone. I just wanted to tell that on that beautiful moment when woman gives birth to a child, doctor says «it’s a boy» or «it’s a girl» and not « it’s transgender», cause our gender is something we are gifted biologically by nature and not something that comes up 13 years later. I’m sorry again if it’s unpleasant for someone here, but I guess this issue influences our society strongly and we need to be really attentive to this changes and I just wanted to know your opinion about that.

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  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 1,022 Wise Owl
    Hi There, 

    Interesting topic. You are right in that doctors say 'it's a boy' or 'it's a girl' at birth, but I personally think sex and gender don't always have to mean the same thing. Somebody may be assigned the biological sex of male or female, but as they grow and discover themselves they might find they identify better with another gender - and that's okay :smile:
  • Lucy307Lucy307 UKPosts: 1,017 Wise Owl
    Great topic!

    Of course your biological sex is determined at birth, I would agree, but also totally agree with @coc0mac here that sex and gender aren’t always the same thing - see here https://www.themix.org.uk/sex-and-relationships/gender-and-sexuality/young-and-trans-5178.html

    I think to refer to gender issues as ‘something that comes up 13 years later’ is a simplistic view of the trans world... I believe a lot of people who are trans / non gender conforming have been uncomfortable with their biological sex \ all it represents for their entire lives. Therefore it doesn’t seem like a ‘gift’ to them... and it’s not a big revelation that just appears. There’s a lot of struggle that goes on - people don’t necessarily choose it.

    Really great TED talk here by a guy with lots of experience :) https://www.ted.com/talks/norman_spack_how_i_help_transgender_teens_become_who_they_want_to_be?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

    Interested to know your thoughts @Valerialetto ? What are the society changes you’re referring to?
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