Well the transgender activists are all up in a dither again. Seems Canada will no longer allow folks to travel without identification that matches their appearance. Well welcome to the real freaking world because if Canada has been allowing people to fly whose identification does not match their physical appearance then they have been putting every person on every plane flight AT RISK. I defy anyone to fly in the United States without matching identification. Now that is a little damning if you happen to be en femme and match your male identification but it is the simple truth.
Transgender people are not completely banned from boarding planes in Canada they are just required to have proper identification. The question I would want answered is simply, why is this bad? I wonder what fool would fly en femme when they only have male identification? Why not simply get a new drivers license or passport with yourself en femme? I realize that is an issue to some but I went through that for nearly 11 years of my life from 14 until I had just turned 25. I was questioned all the time because the M on my passport and license did not match the face but in this case it did match me. I had no choice when it came to flying between Boston and college so I endured it.
Are these activists claiming it is an outrage or inappropriate requiring "trans" people from following the same guidelines as everyone else? Are only trans people to be allowed to fly not matching their paperwork? Is it okay for the agent to ask the "trans" person a simple question, why are you traveling dressed as a woman when your paperwork says male? Are they banned from doing a "pat down" if they are flying en femme?
This entire discussion then devolves into an argument that "trans" people should be able to get proper identification which I actually agree with but in my world "trans" means transsexual and not transvestite. This is really another situation where certain activists are trying to create a shit storm about a perfectly reasonable rule which is meant to protect those that are flying from those that wish to harm others. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the "trans" people of Canada but is simply an attempt to protect those that fly.
The entire scenario devolves into a "transgender crisis" artificially created by those that want to change the laws for identification in Canada and throughout the rest of the civilized world. I really cannot understand why a transvestite would need to travel en femme unless it is the ultimate "thrill". I guess "trans" people need special dispensation because they are a special issue. I do understand why a transsexual might need to travel when in Real Life Experience mode and I do believe the Canadian government allows a special passport to be issued for a short period. In the US it was for two years.
What this is really about is certain Provinces in Canada are more stringent in allowing identification to be changed unless one has SRS. It always boils down to the transgender activists wanting male/female to be a choice made by the person regardless of SRS. They want to redefine what female is to allow little Johnny to be Joan when he wants. It always comes down to the "trans" activists wanting more "special" privileges for themselves and their friends. If they decide to keep their penis the they are woman if they say they are.
I have always wondered why being considered female and accepted as female was not enough but then I was thinking about those born transsexual. I find this entire scenario and all the surrounding hoopla to be disingenuous. After I had SRS in January of 1971 I took my SRS letter, my legal name change, and went to the US Passport Office and got a new passport without issue. I had my social security changed without issue. I got a new Driver License in Massachusetts without issue. That was over 40 years ago and I did this without issue but then all we transsexuals wanted back then was to fit in. Nowadays a lot seem to want to stand out. It makes it easier to get through life as a woman because they have a built in excuse. They are transgendered and they need special rules and laws to protect them so they can invade women's spaces like bathrooms and gyms while still packing a penis. This is another example of this.
One has to really wonder sometimes how badly they really want to be girls. It always seemed to me the need to be as normal a girl as possible was the optimum desire of most transsexuals. Now back in the "old days" we did have our professional transsexuals but even they were different because they were actually really born transsexual. The real truth is playing girl is more fun to them than actually trying to really be a girl. They "choose" to be transsexual. They "choose" to keep their penis for maintenance reasons. They choose to stay men for their families until 55.
Anyone truly born transsexual will tell you there is NO choice involved. Here we have another choice they are demanding. They want to be able to fly en femme disguised as women with mismatching identification because they are "trans". I wonder how much pentaerythritol trinitrate (PETN) one could hide in a bra. About 100 grams or 3.5 ounces can blow a car to nothing and the gas chromography explosive detection systems in the US and Canada would never pick it up. That is a comforting thought isn't it??
Gee, I wonder why the TSA or Canadian authorities are a little worried about this?