Sex-change operations (1)

PART 1: "Be Like Others” documentary by Tanaz Eshaghian

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Winner of the international critics’ (or FIPRESCI) award for a foreign film, the documentary profiles the lives of young gay men who opt for gender change rather than live in constant fear of abuse and retribution. Homosexuality is punishable by death in Iran, while a fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini made sex change permissible for “diagnosed transsexuals."


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Country of now turned mental patients

by cut_khamenie's_off_too (not verified) on

There is no doubt that the ungodly and inhumane government of Iran with its illogical laws has turned the innocent people of Iran into some kind of a mental patient in one way or another.

Ayatoilet makes a good point by bringing up the ratio of individuals going under the transgender knife in Iran when compared to that of the free world. The number of Transgender surgeries being 10 times higher in Iran than in Europe is a clear sign that many engaged in this kind of transgender surgery in Iran would not have sought it under other circumstances or in other countries. The fact that so many post surgery patients turn to suicide instead of feeling better about themselves is one telling sign of how this surgery was not the proper solution for their particular issues.

Watching the mullah reminded me of how the IRI propaganda machine twists, rationalizes and oversimplifies everything into a pro-religion or anti-religion issue. Just because khomeini arbitrarily felt like deciding that transgender surgeries are not anti-islamic, IRI has to then somehow rationalize it to stay consistent with khomeini's statement.

What khomeini should have done was after saying it was halal to change genders, he should have gone to a surgeon and asked for his instrument to be cut off and removed as well. That deed would have saved our nation from war and other testosterone driven atrocities he committed against humanity in Iran.


Sex Change Operations and the truth about Iranianism

by John Carpenter III (not verified) on

Even if a person anywhere on earth gets a sex change they still can not re-produce.

What is the use of a sex change?

A female that opts for a sex change to a male will have to use a prostate to have sex. How could that possibly be pleasureable? O.k. let's get this straight to have intercouse a women who becomes a man has to strap something on that is not alive? And what kind of sensation does that individual get out of it? Absolutely zilch. A goose egg, a big fat zero.

And no biological kids after a sex change. This sex change stuff seems one waste of time.

Cloning on the other hand is useful. Before I go I will clone 10,000 John Carpenter III for John Carpenter III is bigger than the Persian Empire at its height of Power. John Carpenter III is utmost, "Dam'et Garm"!

On a somber note, a lot of Iranian females need breast implants. I say that this site should raise money for any Iranian woman in the US that is in shape let's say 5'6, 115 lbs and has a 32 or 34 B-cup. That cup size should be a 36 D Cup at minimum.



by Ayatoilet (not verified) on

The surgeon believes he has done ten times the number of the operations in Iran than he would have done in Europe. Is this not a sign of imbalance by itself? The surgery is done because homosexuality is not accepted and is punishable by execution. Perhaps the operation is performed on people who may not need it. People are going along with it because the laws do not accept them, not because they do not accept themselves. By the way the mullah in the video seems somewhat emasculated as well.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

Meimoun also believes in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, and The Easter Bunny.



by Bunyip on

Didn't Antarinejad say there are no gays in Iran?


Surgery v execution.

by javaneh29 on

Im not in any way condoning what is happening to transexuals in Iran and I see that the IRI  has found a practical short cut solution to what seems to be a bigger problem than we realised. That we weren't aware of the numbers of people this included is not in itself suprising, after all homosexuality is a crime punishable by execution,

The worrying thing is that it these operations are not reversable, they are permanant and it seems that little psychological evaluation or support takes place prior to the surgery and Im guessing that little psychological support is available period. But I guess that is an unimportant consideration as typically, the quality of human life is a minor detail.   

No doubt surgery is an expensive choice and must only therefore be an option for those who can afford it. What about those who cant?

In the first video  we see that the boyfriend thinks it will make life easier for him if his partner has the surgery and dresses like a woman..... he wont have to put up with people making comments! Evidence already of the short sightedness involved in this major life changing decision.  I wonder about the psychological impact transgender surgery will have on their relationship and their relationship with their families.

In the end I guess surgery is a more attractive, IRI sanctioned remedy for the dilemma's of transexuals living in Iran...... surgery versus stoning or execution. Which would we choose I wonder.

What next


Alahazrat Hajagha

یک زمانی هر کسی

Alahazrat Hajagha

یک زمانی هر کسی که از ننه اش قهر می کرد میرفت لس انجلس خواننده می شد ولی حالا میرون ایران از ترانس ها مستند می سازن



by Aviva on

Tanaz Eshaghian's documentary film will be presented in Farsi, with English Subtitles, on Tuesday 15/07/2008 at Jerusalem film festival .


documentary on begining of gay movement in iran

by Anonymoussssss (not verified) on

this is sad commentary on gays life and the begining of gay movement.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

Who is responsible for making the diagnosis?

My understanding of the subject is that those seeking sex-change surgery must undergo mutiple physical, psychological, and psychiatric tests over the course of many months and possibly even years before being considered for surgery.

I honestly believe that this is really nothing more than IRI sanctioned torture, specifically the genital mutilation of homosexuals, under the guise of performing surgical procedures.


backward and forward

by Anonymous-haha (not verified) on

is a dichotomy that only an arrogant will embrace.

as Hamid Dabashi pointed out that there's no such thing as modernity and tradition.

did you notice how a Muslim mother is willing to accept her new "daughter" because of her belief in religious laws?


this is backwards.

by Anonymous& (not verified) on

the regime's system is so archaic. the women does not seem to want to be a man, rather she wants to protect herself and the only way is to spend loads of money on becoming a man....where is the research on gender issues? this regime does everything backwards.