i was watching TV and Law & Order:SVU came on which is a show about the special victims unit (SVU) and it sually deals with rape victims. What i thought was interesting was the fact that in this episod there was a transgender man who dressed like a women, her name was Charlie and she now called herself Charlette. She had a boyfriend but the boyfriend did not know that she had the phsical parts of a man. She wanted to get surgury to phsicaly make her into a woman but her boyfriends brother found out before she could get the surgury and tried to rape her in the bathroom. To protect herself she hit him over the head and accidentally killed him. While Charlette and her boyfriend were being interigated the cops told her boyfriend that she was a man and this drove the boyfriend crazy and eventually killed himself for loving a man. Also by the end of the show the jury found Charlette guilty of man slaughter in the first degree. The prosecuter did not even believe she should be but away for this crime so tried to take it easy on her to help her be found not guilty, but the jury saw her as a not normal MAN and but her away.
The worst part was that even after she was convicted they placed her in a male prison, she pegged to at least be put into a womens prison but because of her phisical sex she was bu ino a male prison because she did not get her surgury in time. While she was in the all male prison she was beaten so badly and gang raped so badly that she was but into critical care in a hospital, and that was how it ended.
This really shows how hard transgender and transexuals have it in society. The fact that she testified saying that she was scared to leave her house because she never knew what people would say or do to her is very sad. Also the fact that her boyfriend killed himself because he was in love wih a "man" is horrible.
Also this leaves a weird impression about transgenders on the viewer. You could look at this sympathetically and realize how hard some poeple have it in,life or riticruel them even more beauce of their personal choices.
One quote i thought was great was when Charlette said to the prosecuter "I dont regret anything, I did not chose to be this way... This is just the way I am, this is how i feel whole."
Just though this was interesting and wanted to share :)