"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Dude, I'm gonna have to go with the DSM-IV here. They've been studying this thing for a while.
1. an adult male person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman.
9. a male having qualities considered typical of men or appropriately masculine: Be a man. The army will make a man of you.
1. a person bearing an X and Y chromosome pair in the cell nuclei and normally having a penis, scrotum, and testicles, and developing hair on the face at adolescence; a boy or man.
Sorry, nothing about man trapped in woman's body.
by definition: If you do not have X and Y chromosome you are not male. If you are not male you cannot be a man.
nothing about being "born that way" or any physical basis
Theories suggest that childhood issues may play a role in this disorder, such as the parent-child relationship at an early age and the identification a child is able to make with the parents of the same gender.
they identify with a gender that is not their own (aka thsi girl is a girl she just identifies with male gender) and are not comfortable in THEIR OWN GENDER. (she is still a girl)Symptoms
A strong and persistent identification with the opposite gender. There is a sense of discomfort in their own gender and may feel they were ‘born the wrong sex.’
nothing here that proves she is a he.
Notice it is not neccessarily the sex itself.
Today there are legal and medical standards, and regardless of how anyone "feels" about it, the fact remainds this is where we are. There is a recognized condition with recognized standards of treatment, which include gender reassignment, legally changing from one gender to another.
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In this case the "problem" is mental gender identity, and the solution for extreme cases seems to be sexual reassignment surgery. I happen to think that's pretty extreme, but I have to defer to the experts on this and assume that all parties involved have carried out the proper due diligence and attempted every other reasonable alternative.