Posted: 23 September 2011 at 3:05pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by lilrahi
Oh yeah, and also how many people have you asked this question of? Do you go to random people, of whom you have doubts, and ask their gender? or what sex they used to be? And how many people answered you politely or instead, as I would be prone to do, introduce my knee to your special little place?
British society in known throughout the world for its reticence, and not asking awkward questions as this definitely would be. And especially in this day of political correctness.
Yes in the UK we have a society of tolerance and everyone has the same rights but in truth a transgender person or indeed a homosexual person often does not advertise this fact because they fear they would somehow be seen as inferior. Yes some are proud, but for most, it is something to be hidden and to be asked by some random person this highly sensitive question would be hurtful and would be seen as a threat to their peaceful existence.
Furthermore, a person cannot be a man AND a woman. Yes they can both male and female reproductive parts but on their birth certificate their parents choose their gender. Any official, legal form specifies Male or Female. There is no AND section.
Well random people do not appear on television for us all to watch and ask questions about do they, that's the choice of every individual!!! Lets get that straight firstly!!! Secondly your somewhat presumptions view of what you call "British society" by definition could be presumed to be your own personal slur on a cast system that does not exist in the Uk!! Clearly the Uk has the most efficient legal system that continually seeks to uphold individuals rights and therefore asks questions like myself!!
Your whole response fails to relate any of your points to DABH unlike myself! Therefore it is very apparent that you have issue with the issue of Transvestites in television no doubt!! You claim a trans gendered person or a Gay person "does not advertise this fact", well how do you explain the Pride marches that take place in every city of the Uk annually then? And as you state "for most it is hidden" that my friend is the whole point of this post if you didn't realise that!!! People in The Uk don't have to hide this fact unlike India!! I suggest you travel a bit and you will discover that one!!!
And your final point is indeed flawed as well! In many cultures children born trans gendered have their own identity and their own terminology of their sex!!! Try looking at the African Tribes in the history books for the info on that one!!!
Oh well alas once again some one has tried to prove me wrong and utterly failed!! I would be ashamed of myself if i held such outdated beliefs and dysfunctional attitudes to these matters if I were you lilrahi!! So heres what to do: Go and watch DABH for a bit, understand the deep and subtle themes of the show, read a few books on gay culture, travel abit and then have another go! Untill then i would stick to one topic at a time!! And do try to remember to put all your opponions in one post!! Its really teadious and utterly booring to have to keep doing this with you!! Ta Ta!
Oh and thank me after!! Friends now?
Edited by Angelbud - 23 September 2011 at 3:12pm