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Cher Supports Daughter’s Sex Change

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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.”

Cher and Chastity Bono in 1998

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?

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Written by Annie

June 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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  1. Annie is a perfect human being.

    Drewpac

    June 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm

  2. Loll thank you Drew for your nonproductive comment. Pay attention in class! Haha

    Annie

    June 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm

  3. Hmmm I think if you read more on the subject you might find yourself taking a more moderate stance on this one. Like any type of perception, the idea that one is a female living in a man’s body is a real psychological phenomena occuring in the brain.
    Brain scans have shown that in many cases, lets say a man feeling like he’s really a woman, the man’s brain does look more feminine than the average brain (female/male brain structures have different characteristics that make them more masculine/feminine).
    To feel like you’re a woman trapped in a man’s body causes horrible emotional pain and oftentimes depression. Anyone who wishes to have a legal sex change needs to go through psychological counseling to first approve of the operation and then guide them through the process. It’s really unfortunate that they have to resort to surgery to help their identity crisis and battle depression, but it’s pretty much the only treatment for it.
    As for prostitution, firstly it’s an illegal practice–most people are generally aware that there’s the possibility, and it’s at their own risk, just like STDs, and it’s their responsibility to know the risks.
    As for the bathrooms, I don’t understand why it would make someone uncomfortable besides the stigma attached to these people as being “creepy” and “gross,” which is extremely presumptive. There are a lot of creepy and gross people out there in the world, there’s no reason to assume that people with this certain psychological condition are automatically among them.
    I understand that someone’s religious views would cause them to view these people as sacreligious, and they’re entitled to their religious beliefs, but that’s never been a good enough reason for something to be illegal.
    P.S. I read “Middlesex” in highschool, it’s a really great novel giving perspective on the main character who had a sex change:)

    Lara

    August 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm


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