I’ve never concealed my skepticism about transsexuality. I became suspicious of the trans rights movement when I noticed how many transsexuals were involved in “deconstructing masculinity” and similar man-hating/gender-bending academic disciplines. While homosexuals have an apparently inborn sexual preference, transsexuals are by definition not “born that way.” In fact, most of them are straight men, and many are fathers to children. Often, the desire to “become a woman” seems to arise in middle age, by which time full physical and psychological masculinization has already occurred. I suspect that transsexuality, for most men, is a form of pathological pedestalization of women. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all, and it isn’t uncommon for people to strive to become that which they most admire.
In general, I don’t think people are viscerally offended by men who can genuinely “pass,” but there’s something about a big man with an adams apple and huge hands in a dress that disturbs people. Just as the transsexual claims to have been “born” a woman, I think I can say with some certainty that most people were born with an aversion to that kind of gender bending.