He still has his junk, he hasn't started hormone replacement yet.
When he makes steps like that, I'll start calling him a "her". But in the meantime...
e_galiston wrote:except its not up to you what you should call her. If a person self identifies as a female then that's what they are. That's why there is so much transphobia in the world. Its not about what body parts or if they have started hormones, if someone self identifies as a female, you call them by female pronouns, if they self identify as a male you call them by male pronouns. Calling a transgendered person by the opposite of what they identify or calling them "it" is really offensive to the trans community.
I'm not trying to be offensive here.
They want to dress like a woman or begin the process of becoming a woman, sure, I'll call them a woman.
Announcing "I want to become a woman" means, to me, they're starting a process (or planning to). That they're not one yet.
Saying "I want to have gender reassignment surgery" means their gender will be reassigned after the surgery. Male now, female later.
Want to dress as a lady and be called a lady? Okay.
Get caught in a nationwide controversy and announce this? The timing's a little suspect... Is this a real concern? Or an attempt to go to a women's prison? I want to give the benefit of the doubt, but, like I said, the timing just worries me...
I have a transgendered acquaintce, but they really confuse me. They say they're having the surgery, dressed like a woman for awhile and was staying at home recovering, now they're dressing like a guy again, What she wants seems to change on a daily basis.