This week's class discussion was probably my favorite class discussion all semester. I love learning new things and this was definitely all new to me. After reading the transgender articles and doing the responses, I really respect the transgender community. Not to say I didn't respect them before. I was just so ignorant about the subject and I never wanted to give my opinion because of my lack of education.
My initial thought of transgender people were people dressed in drag only. I had no idea there were so many groups and sub groups of transgender and I had no idea that some groups of lesbians and gays had issues with transgender people.
As I am writing this reflection, something interesting kept occurring that I thought was worth discussing. Below is a screen shot of my computer. When I misspelled transgender, the first and only suggestion in the spell check box is transponder. Transgender is not even listed and the only mistake I made is that I switched the s and n by accident. What does this say about dominant ideologies?