Gender identity

104 posts

Excitement is not always eroticism!

There is a worrying trend that I have been noticing among those blogs who have been promoting alternative explanations to what we crossdreaming transgender people actually feel: Freudian-inspired, as well as inspired by Blanchard and friends, they attribute far too much importance to sexual excitement when MtF transgender people merely […]

Shamanism, or how transgenderism has an evolutionary origin

Charles Robert Darwin is probably one of the science’s most eminent figures — his theory of evolution through natural selection being one of the three most validated scientific theories, the other two being Relativity and Quantum Mechanics — but unfortunately he is so often misquoted and misrepresented that sometimes laypersons forget […]

Midlife crisis?

Leaving no avenue unexplored and no stone unturned, my wife cleverly suggested an alternative explanation to what has been provisionally diagnosed as ‘gender dysphoria’ in my case. And, as usual, her ideas and concepts tend to make me think.

Crazy Monday!

Do you remember my Crazy Thursday, half a year ago? Well, of course I have wanted to do the same, over and over again, but, alas, even in spite of all the wishful thinking and planning, I never managed to go out again for such a long time and visiting […]

Hyperfemininity in MtF transgender people

Hyperfemininity is an exaggerated adherence to a feminine gender role as it relates to heterosexual relationships. — Sarah K. Murnen & Donn Byrne (1991) I love to start my articles with disclaimers, and this one will not be different. I’m not an expert in feminist theory, and not even qualified to be […]

Most disturbing, sir!

If the title baffles you, it means you’re not a fan of P. G. Wodehouse — probably Britain’s best comic writer of the 20th century, and most definitely its most prolific writer (he wrote almost a hundred novels!). Ironically, I just stumbled across him some years ago on Project Gutenberg — […]

International conference on transgender issues: Lisbon, June 14-15, 2016

I should have announced this before, but… there is going to be an international conference on transgender issues, organized by the TRANSRIGHTS Europe project, on June 14 and 15, 2016 (from 9:30 AM to 8 PM), in Lisbon (Portugal), hosted by the Institute for Social Sciences of the Lisbon University, held at the Auditorium […]

Crazy Thursday

At some point last year — I cannot exactly say when — I looked at myself in the mirror for the umpteeth time and thought, ‘Ugh, I look terrible — I look less and less like a woman!’ It shouldn’t come as a surprise: every time I gain some weight, […]

The Quest for Becoming the Perfect Woman

Let me tell you about my recent experiences with some of my friends who are in transition, or may even have completed them. I shall name no names, of course; and although I try to be neutral about these situations, I’m a biased observer. And I’m only going to cover […]

HELP! I’m transgender and want to transition — but I can’t! What can I do?

So you know you’re transgender: the feeling that your ‘inner gender’ is misaligned with you body is very strong — too strong to be merely a wish, a desire, a dream, a fad. It’s there; it’s real — and you have been suppressing it for far too long. You’ve read […]