21 Jun HOW THE WORD TRANSGENDER IS RIPPING APART NATIONS
There is one thing that I wish people on all sides of these LGBTQ issues would acknowledge: Umbrella terms hurt the LGBTQ community and society as a whole. We are in the middle of a crucial time in the United States, and across the globe. We are changing our beliefs, our values, and our laws at an increasingly rapid rate – often without careful consideration. Change can be good, but it can be equally harmful if mismanaged. As such, we must take great care in our approach to these topics. We are setting new standards that will have an impact for the rest of history.
SO WHAT’S WRONG WITH UMBRELLA TERMS?
Umbrella terms are, by nature, vague and include several different sub categories. This creates confusion as people may be speaking about entirely different things and have no idea (Read the article on verbicide: THE PLOT TO MAKE US IDIOTS). Let’s look at the word transgender as an example. According to PC guide, by the LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD, transgender is “an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.” That means that a person who is born hermaphroditic (having both male and female organs) can be lumped under the same category as someone who, one day, randomly decides that they want to be a different sex. It also means that an effeminate heterosexual male can fall under this same umbrella. Transgender also may include transvestites (generally heterosexual who wears clothes generally ascribed to the opposite sex), agender (no gender), genderfluid (A person who believes they are constantly moving between gender), androgyne, and many more. There are a great many disorders, preferences, and slight nuances that can fall under the classification of transgender. Are you starting to see the problem?
Our goal is to love others as we love ourselves. Our goal is to help people in whatever way they need help. This means different things for different people. The needs of someone who is born with both male and female sexual organs is quite different than the man who has a softer voice and isn’t “overly macho.” And both of those are different than a man (or woman) who simply likes certain clothing that is typically worn by the opposite sex. Umbrella terms mask these unique features, create confusion, and keep us from giving each group the careful consideration and specific attention that they deserve. At the same time, umbrella terms keep people in ignorance and divided against one another – leveraging misinformation through political extremes.
HOW THEN SHALL WE RESPOND?
The term transgender has no place in legal or ministerial discussions. It is a term designed maliciously to create confusion (read GENDERF*CK: THE HIDDEN AGENDA TO MANIPULATE THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND UNDERMINE NATIONAL STABILITY). We need to learn about the biological, sociological, and psychological variables that play a role in each of these identifying groups. Once these factors are better understood, laws and best practices should be created to aid each SPECIFIC group in a way that empowers them to live in mental, physical, spiritual, and relational health and freedom. And if you’re too lazy to take the time to consider each issue individually, then you should probably stay out of the conversation all together.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should we move away from using “transgender” and focus on the specifics? Leave a comment below and share to get your friends in on the conversation.
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