"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Depends on the definition of transgendered. I've seen some fairly loose definitions that would include a wide variety of folks. I'm sure some of them are nutty as all hell. Others probably fair pretty well in the world. A gay guy who dresses up as a woman and sings disco ditties occasionally at a club for fun isn't necessarily mentally unstable. Then there are those rare folks who you can't even tell if they're a man or a woman and yet they seem completely oblivious to any sort of gender issue in regards to themselves.
So who knows?
I'd have to evaluate them individually to come to any conclusion with merit. I don't imagine they're some homogenized group.
Plus I can't relate, at all. So how the hell could I ever even pretend to know what's going on in their head and how mentally stable or unstable they are?
Although once they start chopping off their bits then I start getting all judgmental and thinking they're bat**** insane.
But I think that about women who have themselves cut open to insert flotation devices as well.
In my city, a pre-op/ post-hormone transgendered man (with breast implants) ran for mayor in 2000.
In 2004, he and another transexual individual (post-op) ran against one another for mayor.
I'm not saying either one of them came close to winning. But they did better than one might expect.
Half the men on MTV in the 80's looked transgendered. Then there's also that weird period in history when all them men seemingly wore elaborate wigs complete with bows and what not.
Transsexuals do not have an "obsession" to "mutilate" their genitalia, and it most certainly isn't "some pretend perception of oneself." This last quote just explains to everyone how you misunderstand Gender Identity Disorder (whether purposefully or not, I'll let you be the judge). It isn't a pretend notion.
If the bits and pieces are male and the sufferer of Gender Pretend Disorder wants them to be female, it is make believe because the bits and pieces are still male until they are surgically mutilated to fit the pretend perception the sufferer of Gender Pretend Disorder has of itself.
Exactly a dickless man is not a woman. Big fake tits are big fake tits. Pretend was the perfect word choice.