Sunday, September 06, 2009
Quote of the Week
I have always disliked being a man. The whole idea of manhood in America is pitiful, in my opinion. This version of masculinity is a little like having to wear an ill-fitting coat for one's entire life (by contrast, I imagine femininity to be an oppressive sense of nakedness).- Paul Theroux
Posted by Comrade Kevin at 1:46 PM
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I have discovered I have an amazing attraction for m to w trans ladies, that are pre-op.
I have something in me that so needs to be gender bending, to be both to be neither. I don't feel I have much outlet for that, but this two-party gender identity system fails as much as this two-party political system in my bi-book.
I briefly dated a woman to male transgender, though at the time he identified as a woman exclusively. First he came out as a lesbian, then he underwent top surgery.
Like you, there's a part of me who needs to be gender bending and who has never felt comfortable in either camp, but somehow manages to walk a tightrope that is never satisfying, but the best compromise I've ever managed.
Interesting quotation. Paul Theroux is always a fascinating writer.
Freida, I know what you mean - the whole male/female thing is much more ambiguous than many want to believe.
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