The title of the article caught my attention. No, not "save the ta-tas" but "topless Transgender men." I was already to jump up on my soapbox. “How dare the author call Transgender women, men”, I was thinking.
Well, after reading the article I was wrong. These people were acting exactly like stereotypical, cisgender men and do not deserve to be called women or anything else unless they were making some sort of political statement that has not been made public.
What in the world were they thinking?
Save the ta-tas - Topless transgender men may affect LBGT rights
June 7, 12:31 AMWilmington Civil Rights ExaminerAngel Clark
Memorial Day weekend in a resort town tends to be busy and hectic, yet normally nothing local police cannot handle. This year, however, Rehoboth Beach police were confronted with a usual situation. It seems a group of transgender men were sunbathing topless on the beach near
Two of the four transgender men were in a transitional stage of operations, seemingly having both male and female sex organs. Although the men were in the process of "becoming" women, they wanted to continue to have the same rights men enjoy while at the beach. Police and beach patrol asked the transgender men to cover their breasts and the men complied. They did, however, argue that they "are transgender and it is illegal to discriminate".
Some states have laws against discrimination when regarding lesbian, bi-sexual, gay, and transgender (LBGT) rights and protests and rallies have been staged and heavily attended. It is said that any woman in these states would be allowed to go topless because when confronted she is able to say she is not a woman. One wonders, however, where the line is drawn.
Rehoboth Beach is known for its LBGT lifestyle, including established gay bars and drag shows.
When a man has the series of intense surgeries and hormone treatments to change his appearance to that of a woman, one has been led to believe that it is because that man associates himself with the opposite sex. In this writer's opinion the man is simply making his outside appearance match the way he has always felt on the inside. If this is indeed the case, one may be confused by the occurrences on Saturday, May 29th 2010, in Rehoboth.
These men, with female breasts, chose to continue to use the rights enjoyed by men. When staging rallies and protests in other states, the women who associate themselves with men take off their tops, obeying laws which apply to men while disobeying laws which apply to women. The men in Rehoboth Beach, although they had female sex organs, felt it was appropriate to act in accordance with society's views of men.
One wonders why these men would go through the effort of changing their appearance to that of women simply to continue to act like men.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 6/11/2010 11:55:00 AM