Cher Supports Daughter’s Sex Change
Twenty years after coming out as being a Lesbian, Cher’s daughter, Chastity Bono (now Chaz Bono), underwent a sex change. Cher says she is supportive her daughter’s (or is it now son’s?) decision because of “the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny, and although I may not understand, I will strive to be understanding.”
Now, I don’t care much for people’s sexual orientations and what not, but when it comes to sex changes, I find it weird and wrong (unless you’re a hermaphrodite and want your stuff fixed). Reason being is, say a guy had a sex change and became a girl; then they’d start using the women’s restrooms, the same restroom that I’d use. I’m not comfortable with that. I know that they consider themselves as “female” because they don’t feel like a “male,” but I judge a male or female based on their X and Y chromosomes. Heck, there are some guys that may look like girls (and vice versa) but I still acknowledge them based on their actual gender. Also, with sex changes you can legally change your gender, in which case you can legally marry the “opposite” sex. If the government is going to allow that, then it defeats their purpose of banning gay marriages (which is something I don’t believe the government should get involved with anyway). Furthermore, sex changes are something you can’t reverse, which will suck if the person later regrets their decision.
When I read about “Chaz” it reminded me of a film I watched in one of my sociology classes, called Hookers of Honolulu. It was about prostitution on the island of Honolulu, but what was interesting about it was that the prostitutes were not women, but men who were dressed as women. Most of them had also undergone sex changes and so when guys (especially vacationers) would go to “purchase” their services, they never knew that the person they were engaged with sexually was born male. One of the guys was secretly videotaped when he was with a prostitute who had undergone a sex change, saying “I’m glad you’re a woman because I’ve been hearing rumors that some of you are born men.” Very disturbing.
How do you feel about sex changes?