Transgender persons and transsexuals:
A brief, one minute explanation
adults have a
identity different from
An exchange of opinions on The Blaze web site:
On 2017-JAN-04, "Citationbob" posted the following comment to an article about transgender individuals on The Blaze web site. He described the difference between girls and boys, between women and men:
"Remember the little boy in the movie Kindergarten Cop?
'Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina'
Yes people, it is really that simple!!!!!
Unfortunately it isn't that simple.
The next day, the author of this essay posted a comment to The Blaze article saying:
"That is true for about 99.4% of the human race who are cisgender individuals. But the remaining 0.6% are transgender. In most cases, this means that their genital structures, which almost always come in a standard male or female shape, define whether they are declared to be male or female at birth. But everybody also has another pair of recently discovered structures in the brain that tell them what their gender identity is. They come in either a male or female version. A transgender adult will have female structures in their genital region and male structures in their brain, or vice versa. This discordance can cause massive conflict in people, often leading to suicide. The brain structures cannot be changed! For some people, the best option is to change their genital structures and/or take hormones so that their body more closely resembles the gender of their brain structures.
In short, a transgender adult has female body and a male brain, or vice versa. This is just what transgender individuals have been saying all along. It turns out that their statements are literally true. They are not confused. Counseling of transgender adults to try to change their gender identity is ineffective.
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
- Sara Gonzales, "Pediatrician group speaks out against National Geographic’s 9-year old ‘trans’ cover," The Blaze, 2017-JAN-03, at: http://www.theblaze.com/
Originally written: 2017-JAN-05
Originally posted on: 2017-JAN-05
Latest update: 2017-JAN-12
Author: B.A. Robinson