I know very well what I am opening myself up to by choosing to address the topic of transsexuality in a blog post that many people will comment on before having read, solely because on the title. To clarify, there is no group of people whom I wish to see harassed or put to death simply for living their lives. Transgendered individuals seek to live life as a gender not determined by their sex as it was identified at birth.
By itself, that may sound simple. In practice, it is not. It takes time to integrate the world when it first awakens to new tolerances, and even then, the system is nowhere near perfect. Anyone wearing a hijab or other Muslim garb is still regarded and feared as a plane-hijacking terrorist in the United States, yet 9/11 happened 18 years ago. And I don’t think the transgender community has had time to master the identity altering process enough to make it less of an obstacle for themselves, and more of an easy transition for a world that largely believes in gender being tied to one’s sex.