I was just e-mailing to see what
general opinions of male to female transsexuals
the feminist community might have.
a belief that people who were once men
can never be a true woman, or would feminists
welcome transsexuals into the world of
You have no doubt guessed that
I am asking this because I am myself pre-op
transsexual, and while my use of words
and the content of this question may show
my utter lack of knowledge, my aim and
goal in life is to be accepted as fully
female, and I suppose any answers to questions
I have all helps.
Thanks, and kind regards,
There is certainly no definitive
feminist opinion on transexuality. Some
argue whatever one was born, while others
put the emphasis on self-definition, for
instance, "women born women" or "female
identified," I personally argue for
the latter, since gender to me is fluid,
it's how we identify and feel more than
what we biologically are.
Of course, many
people can't entirely grasp this, but that
mostly has to do with not understanding
and once that is demystified, people prove
that they can be more accommodating.