Short Transsexualism Survey: Where or how did you learn the word "Transsexual." What do you think it means?

Read all the choices for each questions before you pick your answer! Relax, it's only 4 questions. I just gave you a lot of things to choose from.

1) Did you learn it from:

a) a doctor or psychologist unfamiliar with Transsexualism

b) a teacher in a classroom

c) a specialist in Transsexualism (GRS surgeon, doctor or gender therapist)

d) a pre-operative Transsexual person

e) a post-operative Transsexual person

f) a Transgendered person (cross-dresser, drag queen, gender queer, etc)

g) a lesbian, gay or bisexual person

h) from a book, newspaper, or serious magazine article

i) from a porn magazine or film

j) from a talk show, or other form of sensationalist media

k) from a serious television documentary, film, news report or bio of a Transsexual person

l) from a serious online website

m) from a porn website

n) from a non-transgendered friend (or friends)

o) from your parents or other adult relative

p) from a brother or sister

q) from strangers

r) not sure

s) other (please list)

2) Does Transsexual mean:

a) a psychological (mental) disorder

b) a physical (body) disorder

c) a combination of mental and physical disorders

d) a person's identity (ex. "that's a transsexual... those are transsexuals.")

d) a sexual fetish or paraphillia

e) a non-sexual form of gender expression

f) it's not a real word

g) I have no idea

h) something else (please list)

3) Do you know a Transsexual person? (yes or no)

4) If you were to find out that the word means something other than what you believe, would you be willing to change your opinion? (yes or no)

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    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    1. All three. I'm not trans, but I was lucky enough to grow up in the San Francisco bay area. And, for the time being at least, I'm back after having lived on the east coast for a few years. :)

    d) a pre-operative Transsexual person

    e) a post-operative Transsexual person

    f) a Transgendered person (cross-dresser, drag queen, gender queer, etc)

    2. b) a physical (body) disorder. To add to that though, being trans is certainly a part of who they are, but not all of who they are. (How drab would that be?) Just my opinion, of course.

    3. Yes, several.

    4. I'm open and listening! Bigots and the ignorant can move right along, but otherwise, of course.

    *** Just out if curiosity, what was the impetus (if any) for the survey questions? ***

  • 9 years ago

    1) Did you learn it from:

    The first time I heard about it was from classmates. But I fully understand since a talk with a pre-op transsexual person. So my answer should probably be: d) a pre-operative Transsexual person

    2) Does Transsexual mean:

    I'm not sure which answer to pick (my English isn't that good), but a transsexual person is someone with a male body and a female brain and soul. Or the other way around.

    3) Do you know a Transsexual person? (yes or no)

    Yes. She is a mtf pre-op.

    4) If you were to find out that the word means something other than what you believe, would you be willing to change your opinion? (yes or no)

    Of course!

  • 9 years ago

    1 - k (serious TV documentary about transsexual people,)

    2 - mostly b, partly d. The definition of transsexual that makes the most sense to me is someone whose biological sex as assigned at birth is opposite to their true gender. In other words, the mental gender is right, the biological sex is wrong.

    3 - Yes. Myself, and several others.

    4 - Depends who told me. If it was a psychological or medical professional, then yes. If it was just some random person on the internet that I don't know, then no.

  • 9 years ago

    Hey Erica!! 1. c, d, e, l, s (self knowledge) We are NOT "A transsexual". The word doesn't define us, it identifies a condition that we are working through.

    2. I believe it's a body disorder. Clearly, the mind cannot be changed, so the body must. Thus making it a body condition.

    3. yes (many)

    4. no

    Source(s): Just another woman born transsexual
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  • Lee
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    1. L, I think.

    2. G. Though that doesn't mean I have any negative feelings for them.

    3. I have met a few, but I've never really befriended one. Though there's definitely a good chance I know a few without realizing it.

    4. If it was through a reliable source, and not stupid slander that I usually hear, yes.

  • 4 years ago

    I have been accused of being a wannabe in so many words. That person is now gone and I am still here, wannabein'. Anyone can say anything, it is walkin' the talk that is the puddin', that is the real proof of who is what.

  • 9 years ago

    1.) H

    2.) B

    3.) Yes

    4.) No: I feel that science and history have already proven the existence of our condition; The successful treatment of Transsexuals is proof enough to me that it's a biological condition; I would seriously question any other "plausible" explanation .

    Source(s): MTF Transsexual in 5th year of transition
  • PattyM
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    1 - H The Transsexual Phenomenon

    2 - E

    3 - Yes.

    4 - No. The word itself is not relevant. What is important is the meaning of the word, and the people it represents.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1) b) a teacher in a classroom

    2) d) a person's identity - It's a person who is externally one gender but internally the other, e.g., a boy who feels he should be a girl

    3) Yes, several

    4) Yes but I'm pretty sure that I'm right

  • Koryn
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Erica you already know my history so I will only answer the first two questions.

    1) Did you learn it from: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C

    2) Does Transsexual mean: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B

    But if you were to ask that affirmed transsexual known as (P)uke (J)erk he would say . . . D

    Source(s): Just A Woman Born With Transsexualism
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