Most of my wrath was directed at Emelye Waldherr and not specifically aimed at all transsexuals. There has been bad blood between us for a long time dating back to when I fist started posting on Topix. I did perhaps get a bit too blunt for my own good at times with my exchanges.For decades, any and all discussions of Transexuality have been one sided and negative, Humorous in the "Elbow in the ribs" style.
We are sick of that! We are not grist for someone's humor mill any more the person with MS or cancer. We have a legitimate medical/physiological problem that science is just beginning to learn something about. This is not new, The first "sex Change" was done in Germany in 1921. Google Lili Elbe/Einar Wegener. Doctors, being baffled by this problem, which doesn't respond to psychiarity, were seeking a humane solution to a condition. Actually, They were performing primitive sex changes at least two thousand years ago in India. The "Hijra" were castrating their "sisters" under very primitive and unsanitary conditions. Remove the source of male hormones and the body feminizes. We see it in bulls and roosters. The roman emperor Elagabulas(SP) was a frustrated Transexual who promised a reward in gold to the doctor who could change him into a woman. Coming into the present, Google the Jan 1937 edition of Modern Mechanix piece titled "Can Sex in Human be Changed?" Google the following Terms; Tumtim , Berdache,
Kathoey, Hijra, Faafafini. Get a historical perpective on this! It's not evil, it's medical!
I see nothing in your post that I patently disagree with and I do still respect you as a fellow human being. While I wouldn't want anything but an XX female for a wife, I am not go to deny your right to exist in peace and dignity. I also feel that the sodomy charge made against the transsexuals by another individual was totally tasteless and I do not blame you for taking offense at that post.