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Maybe this might aid understanding. It's not a political issue, a moral issue, or a psychiatric issue. It's a physical, anatomical issue. Sexual Hormones and the Brain: An Essential Alliance for Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation Garcia-Falgueras A, Swaab DF Endocr Dev. 2010;17:22-35 The fetal brain develops during the intrauterine period in the male direction through a direct action of testosterone on the developing nerve cells, or in the female direction through the absence of this hormone surge. In this way, our gender identity (the conviction of belonging to the male or female gender) and sexual orientation are programmed or organized into our brain structures when we are still in the womb. However, since sexual differentiation of the genitals takes place in the first two months of pregnancy and sexual differentiation of the brain starts in the second half of pregnancy, these two processes can be influenced independently, which may result in extreme cases in trans-sexuality. This also means that in the event of ambiguous sex at birth, the degree of masculinization of the genitals may not reflect the degree of masculinization of the brain. There is no indication that social environment after birth has an effect on gender identity or sexual orientation.
1 in 300 men aren't 46,XY. Most don't know. Some women *are* 46,XY. What's rare is when the daughters they give birth to are 46,XY too. That's rare enough to be mentioned in medical journals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jan;93(1):182-9 A 46,XY mother who developed as a normal woman underwent spontaneous puberty, reached menarche, menstruated regularly, experienced two unassisted pregnancies, and gave birth to a 46,XY daughter with complete gonadal dysgenesis. The idea that "if you have a Y chromosome, you're male" is just plain wrong. Most people with Y chromosomes are male, but by no means all. The problem is that biology isn't taught well - most only get the very simplified "children's version". This causes all sorts of problems for Trans and Intersex people who are unusual anatomically from before birth. Consequently Trans people are looked on by many, especially by many religious people, as either insane, perverted, or morally corrupt. Some even believe the same of Intersex people, they don't believe that Intersex can exist as it contradicts their religious beliefs.
To give you an idea of just how far your ideas vary from biological reality in atypical cases - and transsexuality is a fairly rare congenital biological situation, no more than 1 in 3000 - please read this. http://www.usrf.org/news/010308-guevedoces.html In some parts of the world, 1 person in 50 naturally changes sex. Born looking female, changing later to look male. I wish the science was taught better at schools. It would save a lot of misunderstanding. The fashionable belief amongst Leftists that Transssexuality is a Right-Wing conspiracy to enforce the "Gender Binary", and the growing belief by those on the Religious Right that it's a Left-wing conspiracy to subvert it.
To give you an idea of just how far your ideas vary from biological reality in atypical cases - and transsexuality is a fairly rare congenital biological situation, no more than 1 in 3000 - please read this. http://www.usrf.org/news/010308-guevedoces.html In some parts of the world, 1 person in 50 naturally changes sex. Born looking female, changing later to look male. I wish the science was taught better at schools. It would save a lot of misunderstanding. The fashionable belief amongst Leftists that Transssexuality is a Right-Wing conspiracy to enforce the "Gender Binary", and the growing belief by those on the Religious Right that it's a Left-wing conspiracy to subvert it.
Well it *is* pretty obvious he's going off 40 year old ideas, long debunked by MRI and PET scans... though most of what he says appears to be mere conjecture based on nothing much at all. Nothing to do with homosexuality either - Trans people can be straight, bi, or gay, just like everyone else. If you don't know even that basic fact, it's sorta difficult having a meaningful conversation.
"The LGBTers have mixed up backward thinking. They believe that one is born gay and cannot change, while one that is born male or female can change." You misunderstand. Perhaps this will explain: Sexual Hormones and the Brain: An Essential Alliance for Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation Garcia-Falgueras A, Swaab DF Endocr Dev. 2010;17:22-35 The fetal brain develops during the intrauterine period in the male direction through a direct action of testosterone on the developing nerve cells, or in the female direction through the absence of this hormone surge. In this way, our gender identity (the conviction of belonging to the male or female gender) and sexual orientation are programmed or organized into our brain structures when we are still in the womb. However, since sexual differentiation of the genitals takes place in the first two months of pregnancy and sexual differentiation of the brain starts in the second half of pregnancy, these two processes can be influenced independently, which may result in extreme cases in trans-sexuality. This also means that in the event of ambiguous sex at birth, the degree of masculinization of the genitals may not reflect the degree of masculinization of the brain. There is no indication that social environment after birth has an effect on gender identity or sexual orientation.
"And how does a man, who thinks he is a woman, know what being a woman feels like" Such people don't exist. Women who think they are women, even if they look superficially male, do exist though. Maybe this might help explain: A sex difference in the human brain and its relation to transsexuality. by Zhou et al Nature (1995) 378:68–70. Our study is the first to show a female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals and supports the hypothesis that gender identity develops as a result of an interaction between the developing brain and sex hormones I over-simplify, but it's a matter of anatomy. Girl brain causes Girl gender identity.
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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

ZoeB2 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 2:10 AM
"nobody has ever changed from being a man into a woman" Er.. yes they have. But female to male is more common. Up to 2% of the population in some places. http://www.usrf.org/news/010308-guevedoces.html
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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

ZoeB2 Wrote: Aug 24, 2014 2:10 AM
"nobody has ever changed from being a man into a woman" Er.. yes they have. But female to male is more common. Up to 2% of the population in some places. http://www.usrf.org/news/010308-guevedoces.html
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An Open Letter To Moderate Muslims

ZoeB2 Wrote: Aug 12, 2014 1:50 AM
Rushdooney comes to mind of course. As Gary North said: "So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy constructing a Bible-based social, political, and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God." As here, for this is not just in the USA http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/kenyan-mp-proposes-stone-gays-death-bill110814 "Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party wants to impose the death penalty for homosexuality and has put forward a bill that would see foreign gays and lesbians in the country stoned to death"
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