Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mom, Dad?

I went to an excellent talk today.

It was part 2 of a series on taking care of transgender patients.

He presented many terms used by the "trans" community but never mentioned the term transvestite.

I inquired.

He let me know that the politically correct term to use now was "cross dresser," since the term transvestite was usually used, in the past, to describe men who dressed as women and who usually also had sexual fetishes.

He reported that there is a large group of men and women who simply enjoy to dress as the opposite sex occasionally and who often gather socially to discuss clothing, make-up tips, etc. with each other and then return to their families and their gender correct roles as husbands, wives, fathers and mothers.

It's all sort of bizarre, but it was some interesting information nonetheless.

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