Many transgenders do not see themselves as “transgenders”, instead they are convinced and belief that they belong to the opposite sex but they were born in the wrong biological category or body. Most transgenders face many struggles in conforming with the normative demands and gender expectations and roles of the opposite sex. (citation beyond sexuality) That is why many transgenders are actually “more royalist than the king in matters of gender” says anthropologist Judith Shaprio (1991) It other words, transgenders excel at portraying or acting according to their new gender identity. They are able to successfully imitate the wanted gender
The pronouns that transgender people use may vary. One transgender woman may prefer to be called a she, instead of pronouns relating to their birth-assigned gender- a he. The same goes with transgender men, and bi-gender people have the choice to be called by both gender-norm pronouns or one or the other. The pronouns that transgender people use is at their own discresion (Beemyn 1-2). Transgender people, in general, DO NOT appreciate being called trannies gender benders, she-males, 'it's, or anything besides the pronouns they have confirmed as the ones they prefer.
These are called preferred pronouns. There are transgender people who identify as a male when they were born with female parts, and vice versa. Sexual Orientation is defined by who or how a person loves(Heffernan). There are many sexual orientations, and it is not as black and white as gay or straight. Bisexuality is
Transsexuals see themselves as an actual man or women. The don’t realized that no matter what they do to change their sex, some in society will still see them as that man or women their were born as . For society, the topic of reverse gender is complex with various emotions. Moreover, individuals frequently marked them as misfits, not understanding the genuine essence of being man or woman. There are many arguments that state, psychological disorders do not change a person gender, no matter how trapped they might seem, as
They named him Judy. After much trial and tribulation regarding gender identity, Max decided that his true identity was being a male. Like many others, Max Beck has been scrutinized by society because of the individuals need to be able to group and categorize people, and one of these most important categories that has even become a controversial issue is sex. The term sex binary ultimately refers to that there are only two sexes which are male and female. Those who do not perfectly align with these two categories, are to be somehow “shaped” until they do.
These characteristics, amongst others, are what the society actually expects from individuals based on their sex, but it does not mean that it is imperative for a girl to be feminine or a boy to be masculine which implies that gender is independent of sex. Robert Stoller, an American psychoanalyst, is the first person to have made this observation. While gender is closely linked to sex, they do not have the same meaning. Stoller differentiated between sex and gender by stating that the physical characteristics of a being makes him either a male or a female contrary to gender which makes an individual either masculine or feminine. In other words, it means that sex is what we are born with; either a male or a female and is difficult to change, whereas gender is the character given to us by the society.
Transgender Culture does not make me nervous but I do lack an understanding of what the transgender community consist of. I want to know more about whom the Transgender people are, rather than as a media headline about what bathrooms a trans-man or trans-women should be able to use. I believe that learning about more aspects of the culture that I am not aware of; I will become less ignorant of the culture. Questions that I have about the culture include: What are the different types of Transgender? Why don’t all transgender people transition into the gender that they identify as?
Sex exists in a binary system of male and female, and people can be forced into this binary. A mother of an intersex child states that the surgery comes from “the message that a child’s body is not acceptable as-is and should conform to what the state thinks it should be” (“Their Baby Was Born”). Sex, just like gender, exists in a binary, and when individuals do not fall into the two categories, society becomes uncomfortable. Sex, like gender, is socially constructed (Fausto-Sterling). This means that sex is a spectrum and not the binary it has been made to be.
In the western society, one of the core values is traditional gender roles. We expect everyone to identify as the sex they were born as, and accept the gender roles that are placed upon us, such as that men have to act in a masculine and dominate behavior and women have to be sensitive and lady like. Although, not only are these social expectations wrong, but they are also harmful to anyone who does not conform to a gender binary. Yet, many people are uninformed on what a non-gender conformist is, it is anyone who’s gender does not match the sex they were born as (ex: transgender man or woman, non-binary, gender queer). Also, any person whose identity matches the sex they were born as is known as cisgender.