This is an interesting situation I've seen pop up after being in contact with people who identify as transgender (people who feel they are born the wrong gender). While Sexual orientation is a choice that should be allowed to be made freely and openly, this matter is complicated when someone rejects their own genetics and tries to change whether by action or, (as is the goal: by surgery).
Do you believe these people are right and should be addressed and seen how they want to be seen, or are they denying reality and trying to substitute/ escape? Is this rooted in biology or just in thought? And if this should be respected for transgenders, does this mean that those who feel they are born to the wrong species (Otherkin/ transhumans) should be treated in the same way?
It's actually difficult to word this properly, but I wanted to see what the general objectivist take on it was. Thank you
asked Sep 11 '12 at 21:14