What if an obsession with ‘passing’ is just a symptom of internalised transphobia? We’ve been inculcated by the dominant culture with the notion that you can’t call yourself a ‘woman’ unless you look and sound convincingly like one. Add to that a persistent homophobia – once internalised difficult to shake off, however liberal your outward views – which is wary of any ‘female’ inflections of ‘male’ dress or gesture, and it becomes very hard to accept others who crossdress or to go out ‘dressed’ yourself.
There's a lot in those two sentences, above, and there's even more in transitional thoughts, from Dabrela.
Better Read than Dead - I received the following e-mail from a reader: *When you're out** as a woman and someone "reads" you or you run into any kind of trouble, how do you handl...
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