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Can You REALLY Change Your Gender?

So, I was trying to figure out what I would blog about today… and I was thinking I might do a post on the “Divorce Parties” I saw on the news this morning. And I might very well still do this, but I came across a much more interesting article.

Inside the Mind of Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono, aka Chastity Bono, the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, is an interesting sort of person.

Upon first glance you would say to yourself, “Chaz Bono. Oh! This article is about a man.”

And you, tragically, would be wrong.

The “he” in this article is actually a “she” who has undergone gender reconstruction. Uh huh.

Let me tell you folks that I do not understand what is going on in our country, in our world, with this whole gender thing. I hear everywhere, mostly in school from my professors, that your sex is male and female, but gender is how you feel as an individual. So, you could biologically be a male, but gender wise, you feel that you are a woman… Crazy, huh?

Call me old fashion, but a person who has a penis is a male in both sex and gender, whether they feel like a man or not. Sorry, huns. That’s the fact of the matter. It’s the same for women. If you have a vagina, you are biologically a female, and you can’t change that.

But why is it that people today feel that they can change their gender? I mean, I agree with Dr. Keith Ablow in this article. In fact, I COMMEND him for writing this article. It’s very controversial. It’s very politically incorrect. And someone is standing up for what is right and true! Props to you Dr. Ablow.

You were born as a male or female, and as much as some people want to believe it, you can’t change that! And to all these people who say they were “born this way,” if you were born that way then why would you want to change yourself? Sounds a little hypocritical to me…

Ok, Lucy, so why can’t you change your gender? Well, I’ll tell ya.

Because you were born that way. Funny, huh? You were created by a creator. And I really don’t care if you believe in God or a higher deity or not. Something greater than yourself created you. You are biologically programmed to be a man or a woman. You have specific hormones to your GENDER/SEX. (Because I don’t feel the two are different.) Your chromosomes are different. Men have an XY chromosome; women have an XX chromosome. And it doesn’t matter if you go through “gender” reconstruction surgery or not, you can never EVER change your sex chromosomes. You can ask any doctor. I’m pretty sure it’s dang impossible.

And yes. You can get testosterone injections to make yourself more manly or estrogen to make yourself more feminine. *cough* And yes, you can do all that reconstruction crap to make yourself look physically (ish) like a male or female. And you can wear clothes from the opposite sex and change your voice and start going out with people of the same-sex, but have you REALLY changed? Inside? Really??

I don’t think that you can ever change your gender. Not to mention all the moral implications. And no, gender reconstruction is not a “right”. I think this is a great example of how morality really is being thrown out the window, and how we all think that we can just do whatever we want with no negative consequences. One day, folks, we will realize all the problems we have with recognizing human dignity.

~Lucy

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Sick of Sociology

I’ve gotten a lot of blogging material from my Sociology class. And yet, again, this particular post will be about Sociology.

In my latest post, I shared with y’all my response paper on “sexist language.” Tonight, I am reading another article that I was planning on writing a response to for extra credit. However, I find myself at a loss for words.

How am I supposed to write a legitimate response when I will just be repeating what I’ve written in previous responses?

This article is on “privilege” and why it is important to “make [this issue] visible in legal doctrine.” It goes on to describe how we categorize (incorrectly it adds) gender as male and female. “A recent scientific article suggested that five genders might be a more accurate characterization of human anatomy, but there is a heavy systemic stake in our image of two genders.”

Five genders, huh? I’m confused on what those other three might be… This article explains that everything in our society is heterosexualized, that heterosexuality holds “privilege.” It gives examples such as “marriage”, “husband”, and “wife.”

And this all makes sense to me now… My sociology professor, on the first day of class, referred to her “partner” in explaining a specific issue. As you may imagine, the whole class was slightly puzzled, including me. I later found out that her partner was actually a man, but more than that. This “partner” was her husband! HER HUSBAND! But she refuses to say husband… it’s spouse or partner. I understand why now. Calling him her husband, I suppose, is part of this whole heterosexual privilege.

My goodness.

How am I supposed to response to this?! What am I supposed to say in response to this stupidity? Everything that I would WANT to say, I couldn’t because it would probably offend her, and seeing as she controls my grade… well, that might not be a great idea.

Keeping along with this theme of “privilege” in our society, in our class friday the issue of all boys colleges came up. Of course, this was a HUGE PROBLEM! How dare men have a university all to themselves and now admit women!! How DARE they leave out women! They must think they are better than us!

And yet, we live in a city with TWO ALL GIRLS UNIVERSITIES!!! Hellllooooooooo! Let’s open our eyes here, people.

There are all men’s colleges. And there are all girls colleges. It’s not sexist. It’s not a privilege thing!

Ugh. In conclusion… I will not be writing this extra credit response. The truth is, I can’t deal with this BS anymore. And yes, that’s exactly what it is. A bunch of complete nonsense. It’s tiring.

I have two papers still to write for this class. Two major papers. I have to be an “investigator” of inequality… So I’ll pretty much be telling her what she wants to hear.

In the last paper (which is my exam grade), I have to identify patterns within my response papers. One of the questions: “How has my sociological perspective developed over the semester?” I’ll let you guys know what creative answer I come up with. Should be interesting.

Night folks!

~Lucy

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