Originally Posted by Belsius
I absolutely respect people doing it. Whatever makes you happy. If it happends in my family I would accept it for sure. That said, some people have said here "accept who you are". Maybe people should accept who they are instead of going through a painful and destructive operation. You can do whatever you want to your body, you are still a man/woman. Those changes are just external. They cant have children, they wont have the (menopause?), they have man muscles, testosterone, hands, hair. You are born one genre, no operation can change that.
Lets say you meet a teenager that likes men, but he is afraid to come out, you would not tell him - No, you should like women, its easier - I feel the same way about sex change. If someone told me. I feel like a woman. I would tell him. Accept who you are, and thats a man. But again, if someone I know did it I would respect it.
Right on B. If a good friend told me he was going to get a sex change, I would tell him I can't possibly understand being in that situation, but I would tell him the jist of what you're saying here, that the penis/vagina doesn't define who you are.
But if they wanted to switch up their junk...that's their decision and I would respect it. Although I would respect it about as much as somebody who went for breast implants. Respect it as a decision they made about something that to me is meaningless and doesn't define them as a person.