Asking the “What is a Tranny” Question

Asking the “What is a Tranny” Question

Everyone knows how to identify one when they see him or her, but when asked “what is a tranny,” not many people know how to answer that question. Whether it’s because people are generally uninformed and uneducated or it’s due to transphobia, we can easily say that only a small minority of us can give an answer to the abovementioned question.

That’s why today we wanted to talk about trannies, tranny love, their position in the modern society, the struggles they go through and general rules of behavior that you should follow when you’re hanging out with or dating a tranny.

The Terminology

There are many tranny questions and answers out there but the key explanation is that the term “tranny” is actually slang for “transvestite,” although it’s mostly used pejoratively. It can also refer to or be a synonym for transsexual, transgender, drag queen, cross dresser and many more. Average, non-transgender folk don’t feel like this word is an insult, but for some transgender activists, the term “tranny” is considered a slur and a hateful word.

Nonetheless, there have been plenty of transgender individuals throughout the history of the world, television, cinema and books. From the 1999 movie “Boys Don’t Cry” starring Hilary Swank as a transgender man to the character Gave from the novel “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, we can easily say that we’ve had a couple of dozens transsexual characters in pop-culture.

The most common question people have about trannies is if men can become pregnant and give birth once they become trans-women. The answer is: no. Although modern medicine has evolved enough to let us change our sex, we still haven’t reached the stage where we’re allowed to swap the anatomy of our internal organs from one gender to the other.
Women who become trans-men actually can get pregnant if they keep their uterus intact. They can also give birth, but the way that will happen depends on whether they have kept their vagina or not. In the latter case, a Cesarean section can help a trans-man give birth to a perfectly healthy baby.

Discrimination and the Future

Transphobia, unfortunately, isn’t a new or an unreal thing. It’s very real, it’s old and it’s directly related to sexism, which we all know is bad. This range of negative attitudes has also created the word “shemale,” but that’s not the worst thing it’s known for – trans bashing is one of the highest and most violent forms of transphobia, in which non-transgender people assault and brutally beat members of the transsexual society.

But let’s move onto a lighter topic. Even though transphobia still exists in the modern society, the position of transgender people has never been better. There are now who movements dedicated to pursuing equal rights (and by some opinions, privileges) for trans-people, they rarely have obstructions when it comes to applying for jobs or marrying, and so on.
Generally speaking, trannies are just as integrated part of our society as anyone else. With transphobia slowly fading away with each passing day, transsexuals are looking at a bright future as vital parts of the society.

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