Neutral by Generality
Neutral by Stating Both

The Transgender Paradigm Opposes Neutrality

Remember, there are two perspectives on grouping trans people: by gender role or by the sex they need to be:

#1. All are variations of one thing in general, that all trans people are “transgender” because they all changed social gender role in some way, play down T sex issues and transsexualism, and

#2. There are two general phenomena, one focused on gender role change but not wanting to change sex, the other focused on the need to actually be the other sex where gender role in society is part of it—both worthy yet the phenomena are distinct by significant difference of (a) a need for physical sex and (b) sexual response (not who you’re in bed with but you you’re in bed as).

This perspective issue has always been an argument in T circles, though it was minor in the 20th century when the latter prevailed because both camps were open about and owned our respective T sexualities. In the 21st century, the larger group, transgenders, came out more, and fearing social condemnation in new gender role if one didn’t also want to be physically the other sex, the former now prevails, saying it is offensive or private to mention T sex issues.

I believe the former suppresses people like me, and the latter is egalitarian, as we should all be valued equally. I should not be pressured to hide my sexuality to help other people hide theirs. My view is the latter, as I am transsexual, and the transgender paradigm suppresses me.

But just as I, a Jew, can love a Christian (my husband, Joe), and just as a Rabbi can be friends with a Priest, so can I be friends with and support people in the former, #1. People with conflicting views can get along—and must, in today’s world. It’s the only way to a peaceful and prosperous future that values us all—and there’s the rub: People would have to give up their hatred of difference, and they largely don’t want to.

Neutral by Generality

Don’t say “transgender” for all. Say “trans people” or “trans person,” as we all are trans something. This allows one to vary by a need for sex or gender, or his/her identity thereof.

Neutral by Stating Both

Don’t say “transgender” for all. Say “…transgender and transsexual…” or “…transsexual and transgender…” so that no one is favored or suppressed, so it is known that both issues and identities are equally valued.

The Transgender Paradigm Opposes Neutrality

The transgender paradigm does not approve of either of these methods of being neutral, because the social movement tries to force the view of gender role and suppress T sex issues, as well as people like me who so need.