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Reactions from people

Initially, growing up as a child and as a teenager my breasts did not bother me. But in later years as I changed appearance from a girl to a boy they did, and I took great pains to hide them. But now that I have grown to be an adult, I am beginning to get fed up of not having the same chances and opportunities that other people have, just because of the way I look. If people are going to be narrow minded enough to discriminate against me or insult me, I will have NO hesitation to take them to the state Equal Opportunity Commission. So I have grown to accept and like my breasts. I feel they help make me unique. I suppose they also help me to think of how other people feel, when it comes to how society discriminates against people. It seems if you are a minority, there's someone out there trying to step on you. You have to stop being a victim, stand up for yourself and not put up with unfair treatment.

It never ceases to amaze me that people react in such a negative way to what is essentially something I was born with. Do you hassle blind people because they are blind? Do you discriminate against people with an extra finger? (There are many races of people on Earth where most of the population have extra fingers) Do you assault people because they don't look the way you like?

Some of the worst reactions come from doctors. I am quite fed up with doctors who want to run a whole series of tests on me. They really won't take no for an answer, some of them. I have had to tell several doctors where to go because of this. I am not a Guinea Pig for their personal use.

Surgery - no way

Many people immediately ask why I don't have a breast reduction surgery to remove my breasts. This is an example of narrow minded thinking. The first things is that I like my breasts, why would I want them removed.

Besides that, there is the cost. If I had a few thousand dollars spare I think I'd take a holiday, I certainly deserve one.

Then there is the pain factor. Breast surgery is apparently quite painful and I hate pain.

Educating people

I am a great believer in educating people as to the fault of their point of view. I think that for the many men in our situation, education is the answer. Only by letting the general public know that their perception of 'normal' may in fact be abnormal, can we home to get out of having to live in hiding. We should not have to hold our lives back by people's perceptions.

What is normal? What does a normal person look like?

I consider myself to be pretty normal. I admit I have some weird ideas of humor an take part in some strange extreme sports but I figure I look as normal as can be. Then again I think I have a wider perception of normal than most people. But wouldn't the world be a better place if we all stopped to review our own perceptions of the world? Narrow mindedness is an enemy of all minorities.