Transgender, The Hybrid Gender
I have a theory and I hope my words are chosen properly.
I believe that transgender people or people of trans experience are neither male nor female, but a gender all to themselves. It's hard for me to say this because I know many FTM/MTF people, and I wouldn't want anyone to take offense. Here I go...
|compliments of XH|
You maybe thinking that I'm automatically wrong because, for example, a transgender, FTM feels that they are truly a man, but it does not take away from the experiences of being a woman. I am not trying to lessen their inner most feelings, but what this person is seeking, in my opinion, is outer and inner validation. An FTM wants to be accepted as a man in this society, but this in turn means that this person was acknowledged/accepted as a woman previously.
Which brings me to my original theory, that transgender people are part of a hybrid gender.
The heart of this matter is that it should not matter, but boys are given blue clothing at birth and girls wear pink. Our society places us into these gender roles at birth, so to say they do not matter is a futile thought. If it was so unimportant, we would not have people of trans experience, it is obvious that gender is important and it does matter.
I'll end this post with a video created by someone I'm acquainted with.