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Is it the same thought in Europe? In New York City where there are about 5000 Trannies / Trannies are viewed as a " THIRD " SEX !

Asked by JUDYXYC (31points) January 4th, 2009

In New York City where there are about 5000 Trannies / Beautiful Trannies are viewed as a ” THIRD ” Sex Many well to do men would love to have a tranny. But because they are rare compared to an ordinary women. Many men do not have the $ and where-with-all to keep a Tranny.

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Vinifera7's avatar

In certain other cultures, Trannies are viewed as a separate sex.

loser's avatar

The whole point of having a sex change is to become the opposite sex. I think “third sex” is kind of an insult.

syz's avatar

“keep a Trannie”? Sounds rather archaic to me.

jessturtle23's avatar

Um, a “tranny” is just a a person that dresses up in the opposite sexes clothing. It’s short for transgender. A transexual is a person that identifies with a different sex. Transexuals tend not to like being called “trannies”. Which do you mean?

loser's avatar

Some Transexuals like the word Tranny. If someone indentifies as Transgendered it means that they indentify as the opposite sex and/or are in some phase of becoming a Transexual. I think you’re referring to Crossdressers.

90s_kid's avatar

On my brother’s college resum├Ęs, you had 3 choices for “gender”:

O Male
O Female
O Other

It scares me.

loser's avatar

I’m curious, why do you need money to “keep a tranny”? It sounds like you’re referring to some sort of circus animal or pet. Anyone can love a tranny!

asmonet's avatar

@loser: It’s a cultural thing, not an insult necessarily. For example the Hijra! There’s some more information about different cultures here.

@jess: Transgender is applied to those individuals seeking a change of gender or who identify with a different gender than they are biologically. You’re thinking of transvestite.

@judy: So, what’s your question?

loser's avatar

I think it was about if Europe views Trannies the same way New York does. I’m not familiar with either location, I’m afraid.
@Asmonet: Thanks for the links! I do know a lot about the subject but I’m always open to learn new things! I’ll check them out now…

asmonet's avatar

@loser: Thanks. :) I always appreciate an open mind. Hopefully you’ll find some interesting tidbits, especially the bits about lizards who have five distinct genders! Or deer who have four. :)

It’s society who told us there were only plugs and outlets, not nature. :D

DrBill's avatar

IMHO the third sex is a condition called Ambiguous genitalia, if you are a crossdresser, transexual, or transgender it does not change the sex you are.

If you’re male, you’re male, if you’re female you’re female. Only Ambiguous genitalia falls into neither catagory.

asmonet's avatar

You might want to take a look at the links above. :)

loser's avatar

@judy: I’m glad you think Trannies are beautiful!!! Are you referring to Female to Male Trannies also?

jessturtle23's avatar

This makes me want to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

loser's avatar

Oooo! Totally…

Jack79's avatar

Used to be a fashion in Europe some 10–20 years ago. I think that fad is gone now though. Most trannies I know of work as prostitutes.

loser's avatar

That’s sad.

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