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April 16, 2014

Transgender Dudes Don't Fool Chicks

Bruce "Bridgitte" Jenner
Those I met after surgery would tell me that the surgery and hormone treatments that had made them “women” had also made them happy and contented.
None of these encounters were persuasive, however. The post-surgical subjects struck me as caricatures of women. They wore high heels, copious makeup, and flamboyant clothing; they spoke about how they found themselves able to give vent to their natural inclinations for peace, domesticity, and gentleness”but their large hands, prominent Adam’s apples, and thick facial features were incongruous (and would become more so as they aged). Women psychiatrists whom I sent to talk with them would intuitively see through the disguise and the exaggerated postures. “Gals know gals,” one said to me, “and that’s a guy.” Surgical Sex by Paul R. McHugh | Articles | First Things

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 16, 2014 11:16 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Transgender Dudes Don't Fool Chicks

If they fool a guy he's got some serious issues in the cognition department.

I lived in San Francisco in the (pre-AIDS) '70s, and I met, more than most people do, transsexuals of every variety. There was never a doubt, ever, that something was seriously awry here.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at April 16, 2014 1:34 PM

Government sponsored mutilation on a mentally imbalanced person.. Who is the true pervert

Posted by: Kelvin at April 16, 2014 3:05 PM

Apparently Mr. McHugh never spent time in Brazil.

Posted by: Daphne at April 16, 2014 3:24 PM

Even though I can cut off my penis, attach it to my nose, rub my ass raw with sandpaper, and live in a tree it doesn't make me a Proboscis Monkey. And I wouldn't expect special rights from my government for "finding" myself and to protect me from harassment.

Posted by: halfacarafe at April 16, 2014 7:12 PM

The only consolation is that persons of this ilk won't be breeding.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 17, 2014 6:03 AM

These persons ought to line up with that tattoo person at the NYT and they all get a good hard punch in the face.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 17, 2014 6:08 AM

Or Thailand. But no matter how attractive Thai katoeys were, (real) women could pick them out every time. A few guys I knew weren't so skillful, and had awkward surprises when they took them back to their hotel rooms.

It's hard to believe that Bruce Jenner won an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon. Before he became a crash-test dummy for plastic surgeons.

Posted by: waltj at April 17, 2014 12:21 PM

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