OK, lets go for the politics double tonight, then hopefully put the subject to bed for a long time! All this year, in a few, err, deeply religious, states in the US, the issue of Transgender people, and their rights have stirred matters up nicely. The most infamous of those states of course, is North Carolina, which has virtually become a pariah subject for new jobs, concerts, and sporting events for so many. Hopefully the awful governor behind their bathroom bill will lose his job tonight, though given the nature of many in that state, I’m not going to hold my breath! A few other states have contemplated similar moves, realized the fallout, and changed their minds. So far at least.
Despite the fact that the number of cases of transgendered women assaulting children, and actual women is nil, these zealots decided they needed to keep these people out of the women’s restrooms. Yes, go in the men’s, and get beaten up, just perfect! The hilarious outcome of course was when a number of very good looking trans men pointed out that in that case, they’d be using the ladies room anyway, but they tried to ignore that side of things…rolls eyes.
Personally, I admire women who transition to men as much as I do those of us who choose to go the other way. I have no ideas of numbers, who transition that way, as opposed to men transitioning to women, but I suspect the number is lower. The surgery ‘down below’ is a bit more complex (not that male to female is easy, but…), and lets face it, its easier to pass that way without surgery. Not that that should be an issue, but… And yes, fine, if you stopped anyone on the street, and asked about transitioning, I’m sure all but a few would think of men becoming women. But anyway…
What happened earlier today, was that I was discussing a story concept with someone. This one,
A cursed 1930s night-club that slowly transforms women in the audience into night-club singers.
and he said to me that he wanted to include transgender in it, because he fancied the transformation happening to himself, and whether he should do it, given the board we post on isnt a transgender related one. No, he doesnt know I’m transgendered myself, by the way. I said that if he wanted to, he should do it, but also added that if he was going down that route, maybe his female partner could also transition to a male singer. No, given he’s in the US, and is working, I havent got a reply yet.
I hope he does, because I think there is a need for more people to realize that its not just men who change their gender, but women too. Oh, and yes, I’d love that transformation to happen to me! 😀
The video? A singer, in a nightclub, naturally!