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 […]

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 […]

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 […]