Layering Genders

Yesterday, someone wrote…

I feel like a cross-dressing male in a female body. This… confuses me.

Today, someone responded…

I feel the same way sometimes! I was born female, and sometimes, when I’m dressed femme/ feminine, I feel like a male dressed as a female. I’m pretty comfortable with it when I’m around queers, especially genderqueers. But I feel very awkward about it when I’m around non-queers, especially when I’m using the ladies’ room in a public place. I feel like the straight ladies in there are going to look at me and wonder why a man in a dress is in their bathroom!

What would you say to them?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 12th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Category: faces 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Layering Genders”

  1. towersage

    I decided a long time ago that I’m a mostly-guy in a female body.. and mostly enjoying it. This body is drag, so it might as well be good drag, fun drag. Dressing femme is fun, and surprisingly subversive when you approach it from a genderfucked perspective.


  2. schmutzie

    This is how I feel much of the time. It makes me wish my boobs were removable, like with velcro strips. This girl suit is inconvenient.


  3. Andy

    @ schmutzie

    LOL. So true and so funny.


  4. Helpi

    Oh if only breasts were a velcro accessory.
    Some days they are just *in the way* and to be able to remove them and put them back on at will would be *amazingly freeing*, in many ways and contexts.
    Hair like that would be great too. Wigs come close, but not quite what I’m looking for.


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