Transgenderism Is Driving Me Crazy

Look at this chart:

Image result for how many genders are there

My first three thoughts upon looking at this chart were:

And:

Image result for patrick star gif secret box

And: Did anyone else think of the Unknown when they saw all those gender symbols?

Image result for unknown pokemon alphabet

What I’m trying to say is:

Transgenderism is driving me crazy.

Why?

Because: What is transgenderism’s endgame?

Will we just keep on making new genders until the sun explodes?

Image result for space explosion gif
“The Patriarchy is behind this.” ~ Feminists in 3.5 billion years

Are genders like LEGOs, where we mix them and change them at our heart’s desire?

Image result for LEGOs
“It’s a boy!” “Really? He was only just born — he hasn’t chosen his gender yet.”

I know what I’m saying might sound insensitive.

And, I understand that gender is a complex subject.

But: There came a point where I thought This is madness!

Speaking of madness…

Where was I…

Oh, yea:

Call me a bigot.

Say I’m “On the wrong side of history.”

But: I’m sticking with “Male” and “Female.”

Image result for male and female symbol

Society is going down a path that I will not follow.

Image result for when you find yourself on the side of the majority

Advertisements

24 thoughts on “Transgenderism Is Driving Me Crazy

  1. You’re completely entitled to your viewpoint and I’m not going to try to change it. I just want to let you know that, frankly, I find your post a little hurtful because I identify as non-binary. I know I can’t expect all corners of the Earth to be sunshine and rainbows so I respect your point of view. But I think it’s only fair that you respect other’s point of views too and I’m not seeing that here.

    1. Thank you for your feedback.

      With this post, my intent was not to hurt anyone.

      My intent was to express my concern and frustration about a point-of-view — transgenderism — that, I think, will ultimately do more harm than good.

      It is a fact of life that not every man likes women, or only women, and not everyone woman likes men, or only men.

      However: I don’t see the creation of multiple genders as a, for lack of a better term, answer to the question “How should society acknowledge people who don’t identify as heterosexual?”

      As a Catholic, I believe that there are only two genders: Male and female. (Genesis 1:27)

      And when society says “No. There’s more than that,” issues arise.

      Issues that, I believe, won’t be solved by, to use one example, creating gender neutral bathrooms.

      I feel like I’m rambling now, so I apologize if what I’m saying doesn’t make sense — if you’re reading this, shaking your head, and going “What?”

      But:

      1. I’m always around to talk about anything that I’ve written.
      2. It wasn’t my intent to hurt your feelings.
      3. I’d be more than happy to continue to hear what you have to say about sexuality and gender, in order to better understand a different point-of-view.

      Thank you again for commenting.

      Though my post did unfortunately hurt your feelings, I hope it doesn’t ruin your day. I hope that, no matter what direction this conversation takes, you have a good day.

      1. In terms of gender and sexuality, I believe that neither are 100% set in stone as they can change over time. I also believe that sometimes using labels isn’t the most liberating or useful thing to do. I know folks who love all genders but they don’t want to say “I’m bisexual or pansexual” because they just want to be seen as they are. That’s sort of why I identify as non-binary because I believe both genders are very polarized and some people do fit quite well into one of those categories, but I don’t. And that’s just why transgenderism is. Some people don’t fit into their assigned gender. Some people don’t fit into either gender. I do agree with you when you say that gender neutral bathrooms aren’t going to help transgender folks much. The reason I say this is that there are bigger concerns than which bathroom you can go to like what legal protections you have. And that concern is fairly consistent among the LGBT community. But here we are duking it out over bathrooms. The world isn’t perfect.

      2. “In terms of gender and sexuality, I believe that neither are 100% set in stone as they can change over time.”

        I would agree with you to a certain extent.

        There are things that society said “Only men can do,” that I’m glad to see women doing. For example: I’m glad that women have the freedom to leave the house and pursue their dream of being, for example, a soldier or a CEO. And I’m glad that behaviors that were once considered “un-manly” are gaining more acceptance. For example: Crying was considered something a man shouldn’t do, and I’m glad more men are realizing “There’s nothing wrong with expressing my feelings.”

        I see men and women as puzzle pieces:

        Both have undeniable differences, but both are inherently the same — since both are puzzle pieces — and when the puzzle pieces fit together — when the strengths of one supplement the weaknesses of the other — the puzzle pieces are fulfilling their potential: being what they are, ultimately, created to be.

        If you change a puzzle piece — if you snip away parts of it with scissors or tape new parts to it — than it won’t fit as well as it naturally would to the other pieces, because its nature — what it is deep down inside — has been changed.

        “I also believe that sometimes using labels isn’t the most liberating or useful thing to do.”

        Yes! Amen!

        That’s the point I was trying to get across in my post — all these labels are making things more confusing than they should be.

        Thank you for saying, in so few words, what I was trying to say with so many.

        “… there are bigger concerns than which bathroom you can go to like what legal protections you have. And that concern is fairly consistent among the LGBT community.”

        I want to help LGBT people address those concerns.

        I don’t want people to be bullied, or be thought of as less of a person, because of who they like.

      3. I applaud you for approaching all of my points but I think you misunderstood my first pint a little, allow me to elaborate. 🙂 what I mean by gender and sexuality not being set in stone is that people can have different sexualities over their lifetime because sexuality is fluid. The same goes for gender. Gender can be fluid as well. However, your point about the changing, and constant, roles of men and women is valid as well. Again I applaud you for hearing me out and responding. I truly appreciate you doing this despite your own beliefs. That’s the mark of a truly open-minded person.

      4. And I’m just so glad that you’re at willing to at least hear my pint of view, I’d be more worried if you acted like an actual bigot and completely disregarded the other point of view.

      5. Thank you.

        Acting like a bigot is the last thing I want to do.

        My beliefs set me apart from many people, but on this blog my goal is 1) To express my beliefs in such a way that, even if a person doesn’t agree with what I say, they understand why I say it, and 2) To treat all people with respect, empathy, and love.

        No matter who we are or where we come from, we are all made in God’s image: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

  2. You are sticking with male and female because you are comfortable with your gender. As a trans I agree there might be too many genders, but if that what makes people feel good about themselves why do you care? It’s not effecting you directly, so what’s the point in complaining?

    1. Thank you for commenting.

      “What’s the point in complaining?”

      Good question.

      My answer:

      Transgenderism doesn’t effect me now. But it has the potential to effect me in the future.

      For example: It can effect the way I speak.

      How?

      My employers could instruct me to not refer to people as “men” or “women.” And if I do refer to people as “men” or “women” I could be fired: my remarks being considered “offensive” being the cause of my termination.

      I don’t believe it is right that a person be deprived of their livelihood for no other reason than that they expressed a thought that was not in line with company policy.

      Another reason I complain about transgenderism:

      As a Catholic, it is my duty to put the well-being of others over my own well-being. (Matthew 5:14 – 16)

      It is my duty to care about a thing even if that thing is no skin off my back. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=no%20skin%20off%20my%20back)

      And:

      Just because something makes you feel good doesn’t mean that it is, ultimately, good for you.

      1. I was planing to comment until I saw you said you are Catholic- that means nothing I’ll say to you would matter anyway. I would leave this conversation as it is. I truly wish you a nice week , was nice to talk to you anyway

      2. You can say anything you want to me.

        Yes: I’m a Catholic.

        But I also believe in being open-minded and hearing all points of view on a subject.

        My faith demands that I do that. “Test everything. Hold hold on to what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

        Obviously, you don’t have to say anything you don’t want to say.

        But I want everyone who reads my writing to feel free to say whatever they want, regardless of what it is or what I believe.

      3. It’s ok. You haven’t bothered me at all. I’m glad you commented. I always like reading whatever people have to say about what I’ve written.

        While we might not come to an agreement, we can come to more of an understanding of where the other person is coming from.

        For example: In conversations I’ve had with atheists, I wasn’t convinced to no longer believe in God, but I did have a better understanding of why people chose to not believe in God, and I had a better understanding of what I believed, too, because I was forced to think more deeply about beliefs that, I realized, I hadn’t thought deeply about before.

        No conversation is completely pointless.

      4. One more thing:

        There is an unfortunate tendency for religious people to act close-minded and superior. I’ve talked to a few Christians who felt that they were superior to me because of what they believed.

        Below is another one of my blog posts

        I’m sharing it with you so that you will know that religious people are no more perfect than anyone else.

        We all have our flaws and things we struggle with, regardless of what we believe or don’t believe.

        And one way of overcoming those struggles is by realizing “I’m not struggling alone.”

        The post: https://timothyach.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/how-i-decided-to-not-commit-suicide/

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on what I’d written and following my blog.

      I hadn’t heard about the “CoverBoy” yet, and I will happily share my thoughts on your blog.

  3. It sounds like one of the main reasons you don’t support transgender people is because you’re worried about being fired for saying “men and women” instead of something like “people.” I realize this was just an example but please allow me to comment on it.

    Transgender people get fired for being trans all the time. I haven’t been fired for being trans but I’ve been discriminated against in the workplace, even by “well-intentioned” people. When we ask that folks use more inclusive language, it’s not to make your life harder. It’s to help make our lives less dangerous.

    I personally believe that being safer is more important than being inconvenienced.

    Regarding your posted Mark Twain quote, “transgenderism” as you call it is DEFINITELY not in the majority. More people are becoming more accepting of trans people, but it’s definitely not a safe world out there for people who are trans (do you think most of us WANT to be trans?). Especially trans women get killed all the time for their expression that harms nobody. Do you see what I’m saying?

    1. Thank you for commenting on my post.

      “When we ask that folks use more inclusive language, it’s not to make your life harder. It’s to help make our lives less dangerous.”

      Oh, OK. I can understand that.

      I just don’t want to be seen by others as something I’m not: Hateful. I do my best to treat all people with respect and love.

      If, for example, I express my belief that there are only two genders — male and female — that doesn’t mean that I hate people who are transgender, that I see transgender people as some kind of spawn of Satan. It just means that I believe in two genders. Nothing more, nothing less.

      I’m sorry to hear about transgender people facing discrimination and harassment. We are all made in God’s image, and we are all created the way we are for a reason. Christians who verbally or physically abuse transgender people in the name of their faith aren’t following the teachings of their faith: “Do to others what you would want done to you.” (Matthew 7:12)

      “Do you see what I’m saying?”

      I see what you’re saying.

      Thank you again for commenting. And I’m sorry if my post upset you in any way. That was not my intent. My intent was to express my concern that, one day, I could be seen as something I try not to be — hateful — just because I’m trying to follow the teachings of my faith.

      1. Thanks for your respectful comment. I only commented at all because I was happy to see you’re not lashing out at people who are criticizing your argument.

        If someone were to approach you and say there are not a man nor a woman, would you say you don’t believe them? Or maybe you wouldn’t SAY that but you would think it?

        I think when a lot of people from the trans community say things like “people who don’t support us are hateful” it’s because they don’t understand how to piece together that someone can not believe them or invalidate something about their identities AND still love them. It’s hard to get. I’m in the same boat. When someone calls me by my old name in active defiance of my gender and identity, it’s hard to ever trust them or believe that they respect me as a person. It’s a huge disconnect. How someone is called is precious and essential.

      2. “Thanks for your respectful comment.”

        You’re welcome.

        I do my best to be respectful.

        “If someone were to approach you and say there are not a man nor a woman, would you say you don’t believe them? Or maybe you wouldn’t SAY that but you would think it?”

        If someone said to me “I’m not a man or a woman,” I would believe them: I would believe that this person identifies as neither male or female.

        I would want to refer to this person as either male or female though, and not as another gender entirely, since aspects of their being are male as well as female, not something else entirely.

        “…it’s because they don’t understand how to piece together that someone can not believe them or invalidate something about their identities AND still love them.”

        From my experience, disbelief or invalidation happens because of one’s religious beliefs: A person doesn’t believe or validate a transgender person not because they don’t love and respect that transgender person, but because they believe that their religious beliefs go against what the transgender person is saying: It’s a human’s words against the words of God.

        “How someone is called is precious and essential.”

        I agree.

        I may not always agree with transgender people, but I always want transgender people to know that, as a Catholic, I see that they are made in God’s image, and that God allows people to be the way they are for a reason.

        “God created man in his image.”
        ~ Genesis 1:27

        “From him and through him are all things.”
        ~ Romans 11:36

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s