I don’t understand transgenders. I honestly don’t. I feel like just the mere fact that someone wants to change their sex implies that they feel like the sexes are fundamentally different. In a sense, I feel like there is some sort of sexism that is tied to wanting to change your sex. (then again, maybe I just don’t understand transgenders)
Though no matter how I look at it, it seems to imply that they feel the need to be another gender to do certain things, as in they seem to be assigning gender roles.
I think that instead of “changing” their gender, people should embrace themselves. A feminine biological male should be proudly feminine as a male. No need to change their sex to do that. I feel like people should embrace themselves the way they were born, to fight gender roles and sexism.
Being male/female should not matter. Be whatever you want in whatever body you were born with. Be feminine, be masculine. Be gay, be straight. Grow your hair, be bald. Identifying as a female in order to be feminine or identifying as a male in order to be masculine exacerbates the gender role problem.
People who are transgender literally feel like they are in the wrong body because the part of their brains that controls self-perception has something wrong with it(I can’t remember exactly what but I read a study on it somewhere I’ll have to find that again). It doesn’t really have anything to do with gender roles. It’s a medical thing.
What you are talking about are people who probably don’t have dysphoria and just don’t feel like being put into a “box” because it somehow inconveniences them to be called he or she. It’s unfathomable to me, too. I honestly don’t know what really motivates these people, seeing that I am not someone who is confused about their gender(which for me is the physical aspect of someone’s body, not the mind).