Gender dysphoria plus denial manifests first as transvestism, then fantasising about being women, and finally gender dysphoria. We try to make men of ourselves. We cannot admit to ourselves that we are not men. But we cannot deny it completely, so first we compulsively cross-dress, with that extreme distress, repeatedly getting rid of the clothes; then we admit the desire to express female; and finally we cannot resist that desire any more, resisting is just too painful.
Agree or disagree, Clare's thoughts in this post are worth reading. I love Clare's writing and she doesn't disappoint in this one. She ends the post with a brutally honest self-analysis.
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