I’ve always seen them in the trains or going from one shop to other, asking for money and always in groups or at least in pairs. The Transgender. I did check with Wiki, for the usage of this term, so I guess its right.
I always used to feel quite sad about them, their status in the society, how they are looked down upon as human beings, for things that are not in their control. It troubles me to see that they can’t get a job or be treated equally, because of this changed sexuality in them.
How unfair is life to them ???
They don’t even receive a kind word or smile from others, as though their changed sexuality is contagious.
During many train rides, I had seen my younger daughter hiding behind me, whenever she sees any of the transgenders coming around, asking for money. And even when I give them some money, she’ll be terrified and totally hides her face behind my back. I used to think about teaching my daughter that there’s no need to fear them.
And then there’s a time for everything.
Its been two years now, since she asked me about transgenders and I had tried to explain it to her in the best way possible and how they are ill-treated in the society. She was angered and saddened. Now, slowly her fear has changed to kindness.
She gives them money, during the train rides to school, if she happens to see any of them.
And one day, she saw a transgender, who came and asked for money.
When she was about to give, pat came a question “Are you studying?”
My daughter nodded her head.
The next statement stunned my daughter – “I’ll not take money from a student. You have it. BTW, which class are you studying?? I’ve done my Science major.”
That left my daughter near to tears. A person who had good education to their credit, was going around asking for money.
What a sad world we live in !!!
They don’t have good living conditions, their family hates them, they don’t get a good job to their credit. They don’t want our pity. I feel they want respect, as human to human.
Its time they come out from their dark world and start living in a BRIGHT WHITE world ! There need to be huge change in our attitude, in the way we treat others without discrimination – physically disabled, skin-color, LGBT community !!