o7-12q wrote:Why do you think so many transgender individuals express extreme, surreal versions of the gender they feel they are? I’m not talking about cross dressers – that is about show, & has a larger emotional &/or illustrative value. Do you think it is because they were on the wrong end of the extreme gender their body developed into, so need to go to the extreme the other way to make up for it?
I might have a tiny bit of understanding as I was a tomboy growing up. I know that isn’t at all the same thing – as I still identified as female genetically & physically, just with socially masculine interests (math, science, sports, … etc). I’d like to know why the transgender person feels the need to go to extremes in the outer expression of their gender identity.
mtbturtle wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by expressing extreme versions of gender or that they do express mannerism more appropriate for past generations - not anymore than a lot most other women.
Anyway, have you asked any about if/why they feel this need? surely, there must be something on the web about this.
o7-12q wrote:I have a minor anthropology interest, and just as some may study ancient cultures, i have an interest in modern fringe cultures, and the impressions/misconceptions... of them on the majority.
o7-12q wrote:How come so few are willing to give their point of view on this?
Lomax wrote: ...because sometimes it's simple dissatisfaction with their biology, from what I've read.
o7-12q wrote:How come so few are willing to give their point of view on this? I'm just asking for personal thoughts & some reasonable theories among people educated (formally or informally) in the 'social sciences'. This isn't a lazy way to get answers -- I'm not looking for research material. This is for general discussion like any other topic posted. What is it about this topic that scares people from giving an opinion?
This is an interesting addition to the discussion.
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