Anyone can explore gender expression in a very wide variety of visual colors, fabrics, and hair styles on the spectrum from masculine to more feminine, but no one, no matter how bad they want to, can change their biological gender. Gender is unchangeable.
Our birth gender matters because it is the cornerstone, in fact the hinge pin, of all mankind. It is how we reproduce, one biological man with one biological woman giving birth to new biological males and females—this gender life cycle started at the time of creation. Our birth gender is truly amazing—millions of wonderful and powerful tiny cells ultimately defining our male and female genders.
Gender expression or feelings cannot give birth from the womb or change the construction of gender DNA. Surgery and hormones are both powerless in reordering our original biological chemistry. To say we can surgically change genders would be intellectually, scientifically, even medically dishonest because it is categorically impossible, no matter how hard you try, to change your birth gender.
Today it is very popular to attempt the reconstruction of genders using a knife. Surgeons cut away at the original genitalia to make it look like a changed gender. The surgery is followed with gender-specific hormone treatments in an all-out attempt to produce the cosmetic results desired in appearance. But no matter how fabulous the results may look, in the end, surgery and hormones fail every time to actually change anyone's gender. It’s simply an expression.
Given all the objective evidence, I have yet to conclude which group of participants is the most foolish.
Is it those of us who observe and accept the fake gender as real, as though hypnotized by the cosmetic changes?
Or is it the medical doctors who suggest to their patients that reconstructive genitalia surgery and taking of hormones really change gender?
What about the patient themselves who are taken in by the promise of changed gender? Are they the most foolish?
Or, is it the lawmakers who refuse to acknowledge that it is impossible to change genders? Perhaps they look the most foolish because in some cases they legislate that surgically altered genders have preferential status over true original birth genders.
Would the lawmakers be foolish enough to give preferential status and even pay more for a fake Picasso? No, because those who replicate original works of art and pass them off as an originals go to jail. What a splendid idea, I think.