Monday, December 15, 2008

WTF? 12 year-old German boy is now pretty 16 year-old German girl

Moderation-enabled site, so I'm posting a backup here.

This is one of the weirdest things I’ve seen this year. A German 12 year-old named Tim Petras underwent a sex change four years ago, making him now the foxy 16 year-old girl Kim Petras.
I posted my standard question piece. as of 12/15/08 it's awaiting moderation.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What Does the Bible Actually Teach About Homosexuality?

What Does the Bible Actually Teach About Homosexuality? (Moderation-enabled site)

The entry at this site is a rebuttal to the Newsweek article,


Our Mutual Joy

I've left the canned piece (below) where I pose the question of which sex they (whoever 'they' are,) believes I should marry. Which answer will I get from this site? ~H


May I interject a real life situation. I’d like to hear your guidance on this.

My mother was given a drug to take to lessen the chance of miscarriage and promote healthy babies — that’s what the doctor told her. The drug is Diethylstilbestrol, or DES. In male fetuses, it feminizes the brains of one in five of us ‘DES sons’.

I finally came to terms with this, and realized my choice was transition or die. So, I’m now a male-to-female transsexual who’s had ‘the operation.’ I’ve changed all my legal paperwork and although I still have a male body with XY chromosomes, it has been retrofitted to approximate female anatomy, which is good because if I ever end up in an accident, there will be no ’surprise’ for the first responders.

I ‘pass’ very well, thank you. Only rarely do strangers figure out I was not born this way. Most people have to be told, by me, or, more often, by someone else who just has to ‘drop the bomb.’

All my paperwork has been changed. Legally, I'm female. But I have to find an OB/GYN who can check my prostate during my yearly pelvic exam (yearly mammograms don't need that level of disclosure.)

So my question to you is — knowing what you know now about me, and assuming for the moment you get absolute power to label me and make determinations on where I can and can't go —

-Do I marry a man? Or do I marry a woman?

-Which restroom and changing facility do you feel I, a male-to-female transsexual, should use when in public spaces?

-Am I immoral?

-Am I a paedophile?

-Am I tearing down western society in support of a deviant agenda?

-Am I selfish?

I eagerly await your responses;

Hazumu Osaragi

Monday, December 8, 2008



Here's my reply. I think the blog owner will approve it.

The author Steven Pinker has assembled the results of several studies on human behaviour and human nature into several books.

The upshot is that the most influence our parents have on us is at the moment of conception. 50% of our personality can be attributed to our genes.

More than 40% of the rest comes from the environment we grow up in outside the home -- the friends we have, the schools we attend, the neighboorhoods we build tree forts or play with Barbies in, the religious organizations and or boy/girl scout groups we belong to. And less than 10% comes from what our parents directly instruct us in under the roofs they provide for us.

Based on that, I don't think that the instruction that children receive is indoctrination so much as reinforcement of tendencies of attitude towards these issues that they already have. Children of bigoted parents often turn out themselves bigoted. But it's more due to genetics and growing up in a neighbourhood where everybody uses the N word or the F word.

I think these children, if presented 'diversity' curricula, may likely think it bull on first exposure because it SO contradicts what their environment has already established to be reality.

They can be shown another reality, and most will, to a greater or lesser degree, change their positions, though.

But we can't 'educate' with the naive notion that 'all we have to do is just' [teach our alternative reality]. If we do 'just' that, our message will skip off the armour of their worldview and spiral off into the void.

Donny Osmond and those who believe as he does can be persuaded to change their positions, but it has to be done with US understanding that position, getting inside it, and using persuasion to get them to WANT to modify their stances.

It doesn't necessarily have to in all cases be done 'nice', but it can't be done by dismissing their position as stupid, bigoted, uneducated or ignorant either.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Delaying puberty could help gender-confused teens

Article here

My comment here:
First, calling them 'gender CONFUSED' connotes that the person who is cross-gendered is suffering a delusion and those who are cis-gendered know what's 'true' and best for cross-gendered.

The cross-gendered have no delusion. They know what kind of body they have. And they know that it is wrong for them. I know that I was born with a penis, that it was a fact, and that it was something that I could not wish away. I would never be able to be a biological mother.

I learned that any attempt to behave in the manner I felt earned ostracism and punishment. In school, try as I might, I was a bully-magnet because of my un-repressable feminine nature, physical male body be damned.

When I started fighting back, my stepfather was happy that I was finally making progress at 'becoming a man.' All it did was earn a grudging respect from my tormentors, but didn't make my nature any less female.

My male body was a hindrance to the true me. I could not relate to people as I wanted, but was forced to assume a role that was unnatural.

All that changed after transition. People who know me from 'before' remark at the change, at how natural and comfortable I've become. Others automatically assume that I've always been born female.

But I've been through a male puberty, and bear the stigmata of a lowered voice and harder features, and some do notice.

I should have transitioned long ago, before a male puberty had the chance to do that damage.

Now, as to those who would label me and other transsexuals -- especially pre-teens who've known that they should be in the other segregated playgroup -- what purpose does labeling us 'confused' serve? Does it comfort those cis-gendered who experience revulsion at the mere thought of someone of one body living life in the gender role of the opposite-bodied group?

Is calling us 'confused' for our benefit, or for theirs?