Transgender Topics,In the News,Issues

I even though I identify myself "psychologically" similar to a Fa'afafine. or wish to be in the" feminine role",I aggree with Jordan Peterson's view in above interview .excerpt; " He passionately opposes the idea that gender is a social construct unrelated to biological sex, arguing that the connection between the two is clear and universal, and that the widespread acceptance of transgender and gender fluid people is simply ignorant kowtowing to political correctness and bogus relativism. The endorsement of gender neutral pronouns by Canadian governments and the idea that refusing to use those pronouns constitutes discrimination against transgender people that is punishable under the law is something that Peterson vehemently rejects as a left-wing attack on free speech. When Bill C-16 was introduced in Parliament, therefore, he decided to publicize his opposition to the proposed legislation as widely as possible."- my thought is we have to many laws, we can't evolve freely and gain without conflict, I by no means expect people to accept my "identity" as a majority, I learned this as a "artist's model ", I know this in everyday Life, some people will like you, some will not, on the same token,I support the right to carry a gun, if someone tries to physical harm me, I have no problem using force. But to tell people to "Like me" by creating a LAW (social construct) ain't going work! In my view,I better off learning to be better thick skinned,better at walking away from people that wish to be-little me, accept their psychology as"reality".This is how life is no matter,what your belief, for example; I don't have any socially constructed religious belief,yet I can go to any church,and I keep my beliefs to myself, my mother aways told me as I grew up "if you don't have anything good to say,keep it to yourself", I do try to live by this,yet defining "good" can be quite abstract at times"-me

  I would urge anyone to watch Leo's videos at Actualized.org on spiral dynamics; stages of human psychological development of humanity,he starts with the "Blue stage" (Grave's model here on my site) yet personally there are many individuals out there very much in the "Red".

 Also if one looks at this model of Blue stage-A community oriented level with strong “moving away from” motivation.Strong sense of right vs. wrong, good vs. bad and the need for order in society. In cultural terms, judicial systems develop at this level. Fundamentalist religious beliefs are seen here too. Core values include justice, security and morality. Also a desire to control impulsivity and “evil” deeds. Can be seen in movements such as “right to life” and “moral majority”.- thus majority of humans are most likely at this stage,(or preconceived by it psychologically)yet many now seeing more Laws are not working,nor more religion,and socially constructed beliefs.Yet stuck in materialistic trap,we created a economy,which makes it difficult to slow down,make hand-crafted things and support one's self ,example the "traditional sign painter barely can make a living",I as a carpenter,can barely make a living,take the time to do my best,it is so hurried,I have this getting worse,yet on the same token,people more and more are realizing bigger isn't better.

Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart

No (no), it's not what we meant to say (it's not what we meant to say)
We don't really love each other
What happens when the summer's over?
(How long before distance becomes a chore?)
I'm approaching with great (great) trepidation
I hope you'll understand

Before you speak (before you speak)
Think about what you're trying to say (think about what you're trying to say)
Who else is there to blame for miscommunication?
You're getting caught up in the excitement
(You making promises you can't keep)
You need to leave all your options open

Too much momentum
This room feels like it's going to explode
Too many angles
Too many factors to cover
Waiting for signal
You're searching for a network
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation

Anxiety, anxiety, you give me no mercy
Grind my teeth smooth and flat in my sleep
We took some pills to calm us down
(We needed help to come back up)
Just trying to stay in control of the situation

Too much momentum
This room feels like it's going to explode
Too many angles
Too many factors to cover
Waiting for signal
You're searching for a network
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation
And we fall apart so easily

Too much momentum
This room feels like it's going to explode
Too many angles
Too many factors to cover
Waiting for signal
You're searching for a network
You have to fight to stay in control
You have to fight to stay in control
No, you don't have to fight to stay in control of the situation

Gender dysphoria (GD), or gender identity disorder (GID), is the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth. In this case, the assigned sex and gender do not match the person's gender identity, and the person is transgender. There is evidence suggesting that twins who identify with a gender different from their assigned sex may do so not only due to psychological or behavioral causes, but also biological ones related to their genetics or exposure to hormones before birth.[4]

Gender dysphoria is classified as a disorder under dual role transvestism in the 2017 ICD-10 CM.[5] GID was reclassified to gender dysphoria by the DSM-5.[6] Some transgender people and researchers support declassification of GID because they say the diagnosis pathologizes gender variance, reinforces the binary model of gender,[7] and can result in stigmatization of transgender individuals.[6] The official reclassification as gender dysphoria in the DSM-5 may help resolve some of these issues, because the term gender dysphoria applies only to the discontent experienced by some persons resulting from gender identity issues.[6] The American Psychiatric Association, publisher of the DSM-5, states that "gender nonconformity is not in itself a mental disorder. The critical element of gender dysphoria is the presence of clinically significant distress associated with the condition."[1]

The main psychiatric approaches to treatment for persons diagnosed with gender dysphoria are psychotherapy or supporting the individual's preferred gender through hormone therapy, gender expression and role, or surgery.[2]

Gender as a social construction

Social "gender" characteristics are created and supported by the expectations of a culture, and are therefore only partially related to biological sex. For example, the association of particular colours with "girl" or "boy" babies begins extremely early in Western European-derived cultures. Other expectations relate to approved and allowable behaviors and emotional expression.[41]

Some cultures have three defined genders: man, woman, and effeminate man. For example, in Samoa, the fa'afafine, a group of feminine males, are entirely socially accepted. The fa'afafine do not have any of the stigma or distress typically associated in most cultures with deviating from a male/female gender role. This suggests the distress so frequently associated with GID in a Western context is not caused by the disorder itself, but by difficulties encountered from social disapproval by one's culture.[42] However, research has found that the anxiety associated with gender dysphoria persists in cultures, Eastern or otherwise, which are more accepting of gender nonconformity.[43]

In Australia, a 2014 High Court of Australia judgment unanimously ruled in favor of a plaintiff named Norrie, who asked to be classified by a third gender category, 'non-specific', after a long court battle with the NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.[44] However, the Court did not accept that gender was a social construction: it found that sex reassignment "surgery did not resolve her sexual ambiguity".[44]:para 11

I think we gone to far,when government has to say a biological male,can use the females bathrooms,when it easier just to say,school must have a uni-sex bathroom,,just like ever home has,,made for one person at a time!

,it is not considering the females feelings

Barack Obama orders US public schools to allow transgender students access to toilets of choice


Barack Obama has said transgender pupils at public schools must be allowed to use the toilets and changing rooms of whichever gender they identify with.

Schools will be sent a letter today in an attempt to end discrimination against pupils who want to use a different bathroom to the gender stated on their educational records.

“There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement accompanying the directive.

“This guidance gives administrators, teachers and parents the tools they need to protect transgender students from peer harassment and to identify and address unjust school policies.”

Why Gays Don’t Go Extinct -livescience.com

Homosexuality in males may be caused in part by genes that can increase fertility in females, according to a new study.

The findings may help solve the puzzle of why, if homosexuality is hereditary, it hasn't already disappeared from the gene pool, since gay people are less likely to reproduce than heterosexuals.

A team of researchers found that some female relatives of gay men tend to have more children than average. The scientists used a computer model to explain how two genes passed on through the maternal line could produce this effect.

In 2004 the researchers studied about 200 Italian families and found that the mothers, maternal aunts and maternal grandmothers of gay men are more fecund, or fruitful, than average. Recently, they tried to explain their findings with a number of genetic models, and found one that fit the bill.

"This is the first time that a model fits all our empirical data," said Andrea Camperio-Ciani, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Padova in Italy who led the study. "These genes work in a sexually antagonistic way — that means that when they're represented in a female, they increase fecundity , and when they're represented in a male, they decrease fecundity. It's a trait that benefits one sex at the cost of the other."

The researchers detail their findings in the June 18 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

If this scenario turns out to be true, it could help explain the seeming paradox of hereditary homosexuality. Since gay people are less likely to reproduce than heterosexuals, many experts have wondered why, if homosexuality is caused by genetic factors, it wouldn't have been eliminated from the gene pool already.

But if the same genes create both homosexuality in men and increased fertility in women, then any losses in offspring that come about from the males would be made up for by the females of the family.

"Sexually antagonistic selection is an old idea by Richard Dawkins, but this has never been proven in humans," Camperio-Ciani told LiveScience. "There are a large quantity of these traits found in insects, for example, and recently in deer sexually antagonistic traits have been discovered, showing that high-ranking males produce rather unsuccessful daughters. We found that sexually antagonistic selection is operating also in our species, and we found it in a very important trait, which is homosexuality."

A possible scenario

The question of whether homosexuality is genetically inherited has been perplexing scientists for years. While many researchers now agree homosexuality is probably caused by a mixture of nature and nurture, they are still hard pressed to explain the particulars.

Even if this sexually antagonistic genetic system is at work, it can only account for a portion of the overall causes of homosexuality in men, Camperio-Ciani said. Other factors, both genetic and social, likely also play a part.

"I think it's almost beyond a doubt that genes have some influence," said Ray Blanchard, a researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, who studies the effect of birth order in predicting whether a male will be born homosexual. "My personal view is that there is probably more than one biological mechanism contributing toward homosexuality. I think it's also safe to say that there is at least one non-genetic influence."

Blanchard found that with each older brother in a family, the odds increase by about a third that a boy born later will be gay. This effect is not thought to be caused by genetics, but rather by antibodies produced by the mother's immune system during pregnancy.

Eric Vilain, a professor of human genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has studied possible biological factors influencing homosexuality. He said the system studied by the Italian team seems plausible, but that it's too soon to be convinced.

"I would like to see the first observation reproduced in a different population and possibly with a larger sample to make sure that this holds up," he said. "If it is replicated, that's a very interesting finding. It's a possible scenario."

Research by Paul Vasey, a psychologist at the University of Lethbridge in Canada, and his graduate student, Doug VanderLaan, provides preliminary support for the Italian team's results. The scientists studied homosexual men in Independent Samoa, known locally as fa'afafine ("in the manner of a woman"). They found that the mothers of fa'afafine produce more offspring than the mothers of heterosexual men in that society.

"[Camperio-Ciani’s] results are consistent with a growing number of studies that suggest that the female relatives of male homosexuals are more fecund than those of male heterosexuals," Vasey said.

Loving men

Camperio-Ciani and his team hypothesize that the genes they modeled may cause people of both sexes to be extremely attracted to men, which would lead men with the genes to pursue relationships with other men, while causing women with the genes to have more sexual partners, and become pregnant slightly more often than an average woman.

This system does not address causes of homosexuality in women, he said.

"We're still working on lesbianism, but were not getting to the same result, and possibly we'll come out with a completely different explanation," he said.

The research may shed light on a complicated and controversial topic: whether homosexuality is a choice, or whether it is caused by factors beyond a person's control.

"I think this is an example where the results of scientific research can have important social implications," Camperio-Ciani said. "You have all this antagonism against homosexuality because they say it's against nature because it doesn't lead to reproduction. We found out this is not true because homosexuality is just one of the consequences of strategies for making females more fecund."

Gender Is Different Than Sexual Orientation

One final distinction to make is the difference between gender and Sexual orientation, which are often incorrectly thought to be the same thing. However, gender and sexual orientation are two distinct aspects of our identity. Gender is personal (how we see ourselves), while sexual orientation is interpersonal (who we are physically, emotionally and/or romantically attracted to).

Gender diversity has existed throughout history and all over the world. One of the most fundamental aspects of a person’s identity, gender deeply influences every part of one’s life. Where this crucial aspect of self is narrowly defined and rigidly enforced, individuals who exist outside of its norms face innumerable challenges. Even those who vary only slightly from the norm can become targets of disapproval.

This does not have to be the case. Through a thoughtful consideration of the uniqueness and validity of every person’s experiences of self, we can develop greater acceptance for all. Not only will this create greater inclusion for individuals who challenge the norms of gender, it will create space for all individuals to more fully explore and celebrate who they are.

- gender spectrum.org


The third dimension of gender is Gender expression, which is the way we show our gender to the world around us (through such things as clothing, hairstyles, and mannerisms, to name a few). Practically everything is assigned a gender—toys, colors, clothes, and activities are some of the more obvious examples. Given the prevalence of the gender binary, children face great pressure to express their gender within narrow, stereotypical definitions of “boy” or “girl.” Expectations around expression are taught to us from the moment we are born, and communicated through every aspect of our lives, including family, culture, peers, schools, community, media, and religion. Accepted gender roles and expectations are so entrenched in our culture that most people cannot imagine any other way.

Through a combination of social conditioning and personal preference, by age three most children prefer activities and exhibit behaviors typically associated with their sex. For individuals who fit fairly neatly into expected gender roles and expression, there may be little cause to think about, or question, their gender, or how gender is created, communicated, and reinforced in our lives. However, children who express gender in ways that are perceived to be outside of these social norms often have a very different experience. Girls thought to be too masculine (especially as they move into their teens) and boys seen as feminine (at any age) face a variety of challenges. Pressures to conform at home, mistreatment by peers in school, and condemnation by the broader society are just some of the difficulties facing a child whose expression does not fall into line with the binary gender system. For many young people, whether typical in their presentation or not, expression is the most tangible aspect of their gender experience, impacting them in many, if not all, of their interactions with others.

Norms around gender expression change across societies and over time. One need only consider men wearing earrings or women having tattoos to see the flexibility of social expectations about gender. Even the seemingly intractable notion that “pink is for girls, blue is for boys” is relatively new. Prior to the mid-twentieth century, pink was associated with boys’ clothing and blue with girls’ clothing (still due to the gendering of colors, but with a different rationale associating each color with particular gendered

Because expectations around gender expression are so rigid, we frequently assume that what someone wears, or how they move, talk, or express themselves, tells us something about their gender identity. But expression is distinct from identity -we can’t assume a person’s gender identity based on their gender expression. For example, a cisgender boy may like to wear skirts or dresses. His choice in clothing doesn’t change his gender identity; it simply means that he prefers (at least some of the time) to wear clothing that society typically associates with girls.- gender spectrum.org

Figure 1: An incomplete and incomprehensive representation of gender identity and sexual orientation. Transgender individuals are those who identify with a gender that differs from their assigned sex. This is a facet of identity that is completely distinct from sexual orientation. These graphs do not represent the full spectrum of either facet, as they are multidimensional. For instance, there may be genders that some identify with that are neither “male” nor “female. Furthermore, there are no “lines” that divide these identities, and they may be considered malleable and overlapping.

Individuals on the Autism spectrum tend to be less influenced by or responsive to societal expectations or constraints. In many ways this individuality and “marching to a different drummer” leads to greater challenges fitting in socially and in the workplace; in other ways this out of the box thinking and behavior leads those on the spectrum to become some of our greatest thinkers, innovators and creators.

This natural inclination to be oneself and not follow the crowd or societal norms, seems to correlate with a higher than average incidence of individuals on the spectrum having greater variance and flexibility in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Many on the Autism spectrum do not subscribe to the prevailing binary definitions.

Sexual Orientation: (To whom one is attracted) While many with Asperger/Autism firmly identify as heterosexual others firmly identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Still others may be more flexible regarding whom they are attracted to; being sexually attracted to an individual for who they are as a person regardless of the other person’s biological gender, gender identity or gender expression.
Other Asperger/Autistics may identify as Asexual or Aromantic in higher numbers than in the general population.

Gender Identity: (How one thinks of oneself with regard to gender – man/woman/transgender/any number of non-binary descriptors (genderqueer, gender fluid…….)
Societal messages around gender run very deep from the pink and blue clothing and room decor bestowed on expectant parents who found out “what” they’re having to the It’s a Girl, It’s a Boy balloons waving outside newborn homes to gendered toys to public bathrooms.
This gender, assigned at birth, is determined by external genitalia and for the vast majority aligns with gender identity and expression. This is called being cisgender.

Those with Asperger/Autism may be less susceptible to buying into the prevailing binary gender identities and instead more readily identify or know that they are non-binary or transgender. [knowledge that one is the opposite of the gender assigned at birth – Male to Female (MtF), Female to Male, (FtM)] Less constrained by the strong societal messages and more inclined to be oneself, individuals with Asperger/Autism may more readily identify as Transgender than their non-autistic counterparts who may be more susceptible to strong societal messages about remaining their gender assigned at birth.

Gender Expression:(Gender expressed by an individual’s outward appearance and perceived by others) For many on the Asperger/Autism spectrum outward presentation of gender may have more to do with sensory issues than identification with accepted expressions of masculinity or femininity. Dressing for comfort rather than style or fashion, having hygiene practices that don’t match the prevailing societal expectations may lead to erroneous assumptions about one’s gender and/or sexual orientation.

Still others may wish to present as cis-gender (gender expression matching sex assigned at birth) while others on the spectrum may choose and be most comfortable presenting outwardly as a gender not matching their biological sex.

But they’re Autistic. How could they know if they’re Gay or Transgender?
Because someone is diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition does not mean that person is less capable of determining their own sexual orientation or gender identity. It is more likely that family members or professionals will question their identification with these non-mainstream identities because of the autism profile and out of concern that their loved one will be part of yet another marginalized, vulnerable group. Someone perceived as autistic may be questioned more by professionals or family members who wonder, is my client/family member choosing an alternative sexual orientation or gender identity because they want to find a reason for their difference that is not autism? Or because they are more accepted by these non-mainstream groups?

For some individuals, autistic and not, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression may fluctuate over the course of one’s lifetime. They may be more flexible or fluid. This fluidity, particularly in these areas, is often difficult for others to accept and may again be ascribed to the autism and may lead to an individual not being believed.

Like most Asian nations, China has a traditional bias for sons. Many families abort female foetuses and abandon baby girls to ensure their one child is a son, so about 118 boys are born for every 100 girls, against a global average of 103 to 107.

Look at the Above numbers then the percentage of population world wide that are third-gender

                                        What Percent of the Population is Gay? More Than You Think
According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it:
Participants were randomly assigned to either a “best practices method” that was computer-based and provides privacy and anonymity, or to a “veiled elicitation method” that further conceals individual responses. Answers in the veiled method preclude inference about any particular individual, but can be used to accurately estimate statistics about the population. Comparing the two methods shows sexuality-related questions receive biased responses even under current best practices, and, for many questions, the bias is substantial. The veiled method increased self-reports of non-heterosexual identity by 65% (p<0.05) and same-sex sexual experiences by 59% (p<0.01). The veiled method also increased the rates of anti-gay sentiment. Respondents were 67% more likely to express disapproval of an openly gay manager at work (p<0.01) and 71% more likely to say it is okay to discriminate against lesbian, gay, or bisexual individuals (p<0.01) - Smithsonian.com

Western perception of homosexuality versus the rest of the world

The population that has come to be referred to as "gay" in the West is not a descriptive term that would be recognized by all men who have sex with men (MSM) as known in the rest of the world. While gay culture is increasingly open and discussed, the world of MSM consists of a diverse population that often may respond differently depending on how communications in clinical settings are framed. "Gay" is generally used to describe a sexual orientation, while "MSM" describes a behavior.[3]

Some men who have sex with other men will not relate to the term "gay" or homosexual, and do not regard sex with other men as sexual activity, a term they reserve for sexual relations with women. This is particularly true among individuals from non-Western cultures. Nevertheless, it is common in the US. Terms such as MSM or "same gender loving" are often used in place of the word gay. Men in Africa and Latin America engage in sexual relationships with other men while still referring to themselves as "heterosexual", which is known as being on the "down-low".[4] The same is true of men who engage in homosexual activities in the military, gender-segregated schools and universities, or prison; most of them do not consider themselves gay but still engage sexually with members of their own sex in order to fulfill their desires, exercise power, gain favors, or for other reasons.[5]

There is a lack of information on sexual behaviour in most developing countries. The limited sources that are available indicate that although homosexual self-identification might occur relatively infrequently, the prevalence of homosexual behaviour is higher. These men are not taken into consideration in some sexual identity surveys which may lead to under-reporting and inaccuracies.[6]

Reason I put Sampson McCormick's site I find him attractive,he seems very educated,open-minded,yet for myself to to desire to be with him sexual,I wouldn't due to fact he identifies him self as "Gay",however lets say he and I became just friends,and he said "I like to "Top" you Michael,or" Michael, would you like to suck my cock?",he would now be clearly defining "My role" as fem-male,so I most likely would please him.

I think what a lot of folks don't maybe understand is , how important the "Defined Role " is,for example if "Sampson" wanted to perform "Fellatio" on me,or wished me to Top him, I would reply ,I don't desire that,and thus unable to,as it is not my "Role".
      In Contrast: Lets say I have a female friend,she openly knows I am a "Fem-male",and her and I are talking,topic turns to sex,etc. and she asks if I would Like to perform "Cunnilingus" on her,or says "Michael,would you let me use a strap-on dildo on you?",,I very well consent .

In both instances above there would be no "Intimate,Romantic kissing"note:(when I have sex with a Str8 male.I never kiss on lips for example,gay men that I have been with,which is very few, most likely do wish for, "Intimate,romantic type kissing",I have found to be a characteristic of "being gay" verse third-gender like myself.I think this might be the most defining aspect for myself,as I kept asking myself "why don't I identify,with being attracted to gay men,or kissing Romantically?" "The Kiss" for myself has become a more spiritual type act like the Kiss of Peace or Kiss of respect-wikipedia

What is Neutrois?


There is no one definition on Neutrois, since each person that self-identifies as such experiences their gender differently. The most commonly used definitions are:

  • Neutral-gender
  • Null-gender
  • Neither male nor female
  • Genderless
  • Agender

Neutrois is understood as a non-binary gender identity that falls under the genderqueer and/or transgender umbrellas.

Genderless or Gender-Neutral?

Some neutrois do feel completely genderless – that is, they have no gender, an absence of gender, or are null gendered. Others have an internal gender that is neither male, nor female, just neutral. Agender is a term used interchangeably for both. So while the prefix a- in agender may hint at a “lack of,” neutrois and agender do not always signify a lack of gender.

Transmasculine, Transfeminine, and other permutations

Some neutrois people feel they aren’t completely 100% gender-free or gender-neutral; rather, they lean a little more towards one side or another of the gender spectrum.

Transfeminine means the person tilts towards female(myself), transmasculine towards male. These are just two combinations – other people define their gender using other terms or phrases, not necessarily tied to the male/female binary. It’s important to note this does not invalidate, contradict, or cancel out being neutrois, as they still feel a strong affinity with this identity. Instead, being transmasculine or transfeminie or any other variation is more of a modifier or a complement which adds to the complexity of their gender, gender expression, or gender identity.

In these cases there might be a preference to present more closely to one gender over another, or it can be more comfortable to just live as one binary gender rather than the other. However, this choice is more often a result of convenience in order to navigate a society in which only two genders are recognized. A lot of people would ideally opt to have neutrois recognized as their gender and not be forced to make a decision between male and female only.

“Do I have to experience dysphoria to be Neutrois?”
Dysphoria is described as a feeling of extreme and intense discomfort. A lot of neutrois do experience gender dysphoria, through a combination of being phsyically distressed by their body and/or socially frustrated at how they are seen, categorized, and treated by others. Other neutrois undergo feelings of distress, sadness, or frustration to a lesser degree – or even none at all – which can manifest itself as slight discomfort or simply indifference with their physical or social gender. They may also just have a preference for identifying as or expressing themselves as neutral or genderless, rather than as a binary gender, without the accompanying distress around their current state. Neither experience is “more valid” or “more legitimate” – diversity is an integral part of the spectrum.
“I feel gender-neutral, but I prefer when people see me as a boy rather than a girl (or vice-versa, or any other combination)”
Do not fret, many transmasculine/transfeminine/trans* neutrois feel the same way as you. Whether this preference is caused by an aversion or an affinity to your birth gender; whether this preference is made-up for convenience; whether this preference is… – it doesn’t matter, because you don’t need to justify it! You are no more or less neutrois than somebody who feels completely genderless, or entirely gender-neutral; you just are you, and that’s that.
“Do I need to look androgynous to be Neutrois?”
While most neutrois do seek an androgynous appearance, other people prefer another gender expression altogether. Remember that gender identity and gender expression are completely separate.
“Do I have to want to transition?”
Some neutrois feel comfortable just knowing they have discovered this identity. For them, it’s relief enough to be able to put into words something they have been trying to understand for so long. Other neutrois have an intense desire to transition partially or fully, with some aspects being more important than others. On the other hand, some neutrois are impartial to transition, and might seek only parts of it which are convenient. It’s up to you and you only to make your own unique transition path.
“Do I have to want surgery?”
Many neutrois people do want surgery, many do not. The most common point of discomfort is breasts, for which neutrois people often seek top surgery; another is genitalia, for which people seek either an orchiectomy or a penectomy. However, a lot of neutrois people feel perfectly comfortable with their body and do not feel a need to “correct” anything. Others would prefer to have surgery, but feel it is more of a distant idea, too much of a hassle, or an unnecessary health risk.

Julia Serano

Julia Michelle Serano is an American writer, spoken-word performer, trans-bi activist, and biologist. She is known for her transfeminist books Whipping Girl, Excluded, and Outspoken. She has also been featured in queer, feminist, and pop-culture magazines, and she has given many talks at universities and conferences.


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Sexuoeroticism linked to the thought or image of oneself as female.
Autogynephilia defines a transsexual typology and provides a theory of transsexual motivation: as Ray Blanchard proposed, male to female (MtF) transsexuals are either sexually attracted exclusively to men (homosexual) or are sexually attracted primarily to the thought or image of themselves as female (autogynephilic), and that autogynephilic transsexuals seek sex reassignment to actualise their autogynephilic desires.

Blanchard’s types of autogynephilia
Transvestic—Fantasy of wearing women's clothing.
Behavioural—Fantasy of engaging in typical feminine behaviour (e.g., knitting with women).
Physiologic—Fantasy of pregnancy, breast feeding, menstruating.
Anatomic—Fantasy of having a woman's body, including partial autogynephilia, where the focus is on a mix of male and female body parts.

The Transsexual Empire (Janice Raymond book).jpg Cover of the first edition
AuthorJanice Raymond
CountryUnited States
Radical feminism
PublisherBeacon Press
Publication date1979
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Dewey Decimal301.415
LC ClassRC560.C4
Followed byA Passion for Friends