Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Hermaphrodite: Donna Rose


It was only a matter of time. The real-life drama of being transsexual has come to Hollywood. Chastity Bono, the impossibly cute little blond girl who, for many of my generation, remains frozen in time as the sweet, chubby-faced cherub closing many a Sonny and Cher show in the arms of her doting parents, recently announced that he is transsexual and will be transitioning from female to male. He will go by the name of Chaz.

As shocking as this news may be to some, it is yet another reminder that all is not necessarily as it appears and that each of us is more complicated than simply the skin and bones of our bodies. Rather, it is our heart and spirit that defines us.

Transgender people -- that is, people who may not experience or express their gender in ways that are necessarily typical for the physical sex of their body -- have been part of the fabric of cultures for as long as history has been recorded.

We're a cross-section of society -- pilots, engineers, doctors, factory workers, artisans and pretty much anything else you can imagine. It was only a matter of time before we came to Hollywood. Make no mistake -- Chaz isn't the first and certainly won't be the last.

Despite what others choose to believe, transsexual people are no longer relegated to hiding in safe little shadows for fear that society will detect them and punish them. We are far more than traditional stereotypes of transpeople as hookers, drug-users, porn stars or social misfits relegated to the fringes of society.

In a very real sense, transgender people are no one thing. We are everyone, everywhere. Whether you realize it or not, we go to your school, we are active in your communities of faith, we are your neighbors, your co-workers, your family members.

We live in a world that tries to force all of us to conform to the expectations and roles established for our bodies at birth, yet our heart and our spirit often realize that we have been miscast in life. We are forced to ask questions of ourselves about things that few ever consider.

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4 comments:

  1. The Hermaphrodites are using "Chastity" to step out and tell their own story but not one has spoken on their family past.

    INCEST!

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  2. THE BITCH HAS A PROBLEM.

    THEY CAN TALK ABOUT CHANGING THEIR GENDER BUT THEY REFUSE TO DISCUSS HOW THEY WERE BORN "THAT WAY".

    THIS BITCH IS CRAZY!

    SO AT NIGHT I BET THIS BITCH DRESS JUST LIKE A MAN.

    THIS IS SOME SICK SHIT!

    I SEARCHED THROUGH THE INTERNET AND ALL OF THE COUNSELORS WHO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO INTERSEXUALS ARE INTERSEXUALS.

    IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE BEGGING THE GOVERMENT FOR HELP WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR CONDITION.

    INSTEAD THESE CELEBRITIES ARE HAVING SEX WITH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND THEN THEY FORCE THE CHILD INTO THE PUBLIC.

    WHEN THEY CHILD BEGAN TO LOOK STRANGE THEY COME OUT AS GAY. WHEN SOMETHING ELSE STRANGE HAPPENS THEY HAVE A SEX CHANGE. BUT THEY WILL NEVER ADMIT THAT THEY WERE BORN AS A HERMAPHRODITE!

    THEY WERE BORN THAT WAY.

    SO NOW ALL OF THESE GAY MOTHERFUCKERS ARE STEPPING OUT BECAUSE "BONO" DECIDED TO COME OUT AS A MALE.

    I BET ONE OF THOSE TABLOID MAGAZINES HAS MORE DIRTY ON HER.

    THE REST OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE INTO HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER.

    SOMEONE IS BLACKMAILING THIS ENTIRE FAMILY.

    JUST BECAUSE SAME SEX CAN'T MARRY EACH OTHER - THEY ARE CHANGING THEIR GENDERS TO MARRY EAch other.

    THIS IS SOME SICK SHIT!

    THEY ARE ALL OVER THE FUCKING TELEVISION!

    YOU CAN'T TELL WHO IS REALLY A MALE OR FEMALE!

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  3. Hey, I am a transsexual, but not a hermaphrodite. See, a transsexual person, unlike a hermaphrodite, was born anatomically male or female, with the genetics the same, with no traces of the other sex phenotypically. The brain, however, feels like the opposite gender.

    My parents are from different families, with no blood relationship, not realted by marriage either, and have been married for 35 years. I was in a great situation growing up, and have a good situation now, and a wife who loves me.

    Sooo, the arguments on this page are moot. All the ignorance is kind of thrown off the side of the boat because all the arguements made dont apply to me. Go ahead, try to peg me in one of your little fear boxes because you cant just understand that I am just as normal as anyone else is. We are all a little crazy.

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