bigjohn

There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

  • Warning! Elderly Person Blogging

    elderly1.jpg

    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

    t-blogger.jpg

    lion-2.jpg

  • Awarded by Terri. Click below for 'Island Writer'.

  • My Life and Times

    I was born in 1939 BC. That's 'Before Computers'. Luckily I survived the following events in my life, such as World War II, The London Blitz, Rationing, and worst of all... Archbishop Temple's School.

    me-poster.jpg

    me-r-book.jpg

    a-b-t-1.jpg

    During the mid 1950s I was enjoying Rock 'n' Roll and being a first generation teenager, when suddenly, just like Elvis, I found myself in uniform during 'The Cold War'...and then

    copy-me-rr.jpg

    me-w-badge.jpg

    wed-baby.jpg

    I became 'a family'. Which meant that I sort of missed the 'swinging sixties', but still managed to look a complete prat in the 70s, just like everyone else.

    copy-of-70s.jpg

    me-pit.jpg

    golf-dinner.jpg

    During the 'Thatcher Years' I lost my hair and a lot of people lost a good deal more. My career fluctuated to say the least as I was demoted, promoted, fired and hired a number of times, but still I managed to stagger on into a welcome retirement and to celebrate 50 years of happy marriage.
  • February 2011
    M T W T F S S
    « Jan   Mar »
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    28  
  • Meta

  • RSS Validated.

    valid-rss.png
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 58 other followers

Her “Funny Valentine”.

Posted by Big John on February 13, 2011

I am totally confused by this story of a sex change ex-fireman and his new “bride” !

Surely if you are going to change your sex from male to female, it is because you need to live your life as a woman. So why ‘marry’ a woman and not a man ? If you want a relationship with a woman you could stay as you are and remain equipped for the task.

It’s the same with gay men and women who fancy members of their own gender, but only when they take on the appearance of the opposite sex.

OK, I know that men and women are attracted to each other for all sorts of reasons and that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but surely if you are attracted to members of your own sex your ideal partner would be the most handsome and masculine in the case of men, and the most feminine and beautiful in the case of women.

Apart from one or two pats on the knee and being a fan of the ‘now departed’ .. ‘Creepy Lesbo’, my experience of the homosexual world is very limited, although I did once have a great night out with a couple of gay friends at a very .. very .. strange bar in Benidorm (don’t ask !), but then this hardly qualifies me as an expert on this complex subject. So perhaps some kind person …

… can enlighten me … ?

3 Responses to “Her “Funny Valentine”.”

  1. Maybe we should start by taking the two things separately: firstly, a person in a male body who feels s/he would be happier in a female body; secondly, two people of female gender who are sexually attracted to female, rather than male, partners.

    If we accept that it is legitimate for people to undergo a sex change, then we surely accept that it is legitimate for them to experience life in every way as fully signed-up members of their chosen gender. If, further, we accept that females can be attracted to females, why would we not accept that a sex-changed female is attracted to females? I think the confusion is only apparent and is there only if we let it be there. People feel as they feel and any prejudices we may entertain don’t have any effect on the way they feel.

  2. Big John said

    I knew that you wouldn’t let me down ‘Tiger’.
    Of course “people feel as they feel” and as I always say about religion … “people have a right to believe whatever they like as long as they do no harm to others” .. and, in a way, it is the same with sexual orientation. My confusion stems not from .. “any prejudices [I] may entertain”, but from applying simple logic.

  3. rummuser said

    I was confused too. Thank you Silver Tiger. That is very clearly explained.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58 other followers

%d bloggers like this: