The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158248   Message #3744614
Posted By: mauvepink
17-Oct-15 - 07:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: RE, Vital to preserve gender.
Subject: RE: BS: RE, Vital to preserve gender.
Last Tuesday programme was called "girls to Men" and has met with various hostility from the trans community due to the lack of proper langauge, pronoun useage and using film that was 'stolen' off youtube without the owners consent and put in the film.

The overall idea of the programme seemed sound but the stereotyping of people and language was very apparent, which was a major distraction to what could have been a much better educational attempt. Sadly some people witll still be no better enlightened and carry on using the 'bad' language in the programme.

Trans people seldom argue they go from being a man to a girl or a girl to a man. They ARE identified as being something they are not, based on genitalia, when born which sends them certain pathways of conformity in early life. The programme sadly placed too much emphasis on genitals and surgery being a 'target' to become the correct gender. It simply is not the case.

The last programme in this series appears to be based in America (a kind of trans camp where children can just be who they want to be) and is screened on Tuesday night on Channel 4, 10.00PM

Fingers crossed that better care is takien in both representation and fact!