Explaining transgender 1: Two types of western transgender

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The two faces of Western ‘transgender’: Blaire White, left, is obviously a girl while Justin ‘Riley’ Dennis, right, is just as obviously a young man in a dress. Why are they so different? Blaire would have no difficulty passing as a woman, whereas Dennis couldn’t pass on a bus. This article explains things.

After an exchange on Twitter, it has become obvious that even today, people do not realise that there are two distinct types of ‘transgender’ in the West. So I thought I’d recap. This is the first in a series of short articles that will explain what is going on.

There is a distinction between transsexualism and ‘transgender’. Transsexualism only exists within persons born male. There are no female ‘transsexuals’, in a true sense. Female-born ‘transgenders’ are transvestite — wearing male clothing and affecting conforming mannerisms.

Second, ‘transgender’, even when applied to born males, is not a scientific term. It is a socio-political umbrella term that covers everyone from true transsexuals to closet fetishist transvestites. The purpose of this unhelpful conflation will become clear once you understand the different types.

Thirdly, the profiles I’ll discuss in this article apply ONLY in the West. Gender and, by implication, gender non-conformity, are massively influenced by culture. Although there are some elements of gender that are innate, for example sex drive, most are cultural. So in different cultures we see differences in gender expression. This is most marked in non-conformity, because by definition, trans people adopt the most obvious stereotypes of the gender they seek to appear to be.

The Science

The science on transsexualism and transgender has a long history but the greatest single contributor to our knowledge is Dr Ray Blanchard.

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Dr Ray Blanchard, the man who explained transgender

Anyone familiar with larger numbers of trans people will be aware that there are two distinct and easily identified types within born-male trans expressions. Basically, these are the small cute pretty ones and the large not so cute, not so pretty (though often striking) ones.

Blanchard used a questionnaire to assess whether these different forms were the same or whether, indeed, there was a myriad of forms.

Statistically, he showed that there are two types (and only two).

Definition by sex drive

Blanchard defined the two types by sex drive, since this is the primary motivator for the non-innate elements of gender. To explain this, there are three broad influences on gender: birth sex, hormones and socialisation. Although the first two are strong, by far the most influential is the last, socialisation. This means that our expression of gender is conditioned by the expectations of the people around us. Most important, as regards gender, is their expectation on the basis of our own sexual desires.

So males who desire sex with other males tend to adopt feminine mannerisms. Blanchard observed this and found that a significant number of his interviewees precisely conformed to this model.

These tended to be extremely feminine in manner; smaller than average for their ethnicity and lighter in build also. They were often ethereally graceful in their movements. They tended to retain youthful features (neoteny). They often were hairdressers, dancers or had another occupation that would normally have been considered feminine. They presented to Blanchard young, nearly always before the age of 20 and would by then be dressing and perhaps living as women.

Consistently, across this group, they reported a strong attraction to men that began in childhood. They were attracted to males, but were themselves born male.

These individuals are easy to identify, if you know that they are trans at all. They’re the kind that surprise you; you can’t really believe they were born male. They’re just so feminine, cute and attractive. These have long been considered the ‘gold standard’ of transsexualism; however, and to Blanchard’s surprise, they were a minority.

The other type

The other type was not like them at all. These were, in the first place, much older, with a median age of 43 at presentation. They tended to be big, masculine men; indeed, ‘alpha males’. They were not feminine in any way and definitely not graceful. They had incredible difficulty ‘passing’ as women, if they tried. They were often married with children and probably had stereotypically masculine careers, in the armed forces, in industry and so on.

Again consistently, this group reported no attraction at all to men, at least before they transitioned.

This puzzled Blanchard. People in the first group were easy; their desire to appear as women was founded in their desire to attract male partners. They were showing exactly the same gender behaviours as born women used to achieve the same result. There was no mystery there: their transsexualism was a natural progression of their homosexuality.

Mystery

In the other group there was a mystery and Blanchard wondered what the explanation might be.

Following from their admissions that males in this second group often cross-dressed in private, Blanchard dug deeper. He found that most had a history of dressing in women’s clothing and masturbating. They usually used a mirror while doing so.

Blanchard cross-checked. Did the first group display this? Well, on his stats, no they did not. Only around 15% admitted to doing so. He reasoned that the second group of males’ desire to transition must also be rooted in sex drive, but how? Most of them were attracted to women.

That was when he realised that these males were attracted to themselves, as women. Further research confirmed this and allowed him to develop the theory of Autogynephilia, which posits ‘Autogynephilia is a man’s propensity to become sexually aroused at the thought or image of himself as a woman.’

Two groups of transgender

So our two groups are: homosexual males who are so feminine that they are unable to live successfully as men and do better as women; and, on the other hand, heterosexual males who are erotically stimulated by the idea of themselves as women. Blanchard called the first group HomoSexual TransSexual or HSTS and the second Autogynephilic Transsexual or AGP.

(I do not use these terms except when discussing Blanchard. Since the ‘Homosexual’ prefix is redundant, I call Blanchard’s HSTS ‘Transsexual’, and his AGPs ‘Transvestite Autogynephiles’. Here the prefix is required because most autogynephiles only cross-dress in private.)

The distinction between these two groups has never been scientifically challenged; indeed, recent papers by Rametti et al, Savic and Arver and Guillamon strongly support it. There are two groups and Blanchard correctly identified them.

Most ‘transgender’ born males in the West are autogynephilic.

In the West, until recently, nearly all the ‘transgenders’ (remember, we are only talking about born males here) that were high profile in public were autogynephilic. There are a number of reasons for this, all cultural. Residual homophobia is the main one, especially that of the ‘gay’ male community. This ruthlessly polices ‘gay’ men and condemns any expression of femininity.

Despite this, a few prominent HSTS have appeared in recent years; good examples would be YouTuber Blaire White or singer Kim Petras. (Many will think at once of Janet Mock, but she’s not from a Western background. Nevertheless, her biography paints a picture of an HSTS transwoman growing up.)

All the others, like Julia Serano, Lynn Conway, Andrea James and the new generation, like YouTuber Justin ‘Riley’ Dennis or, of course, Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner, are autogynephilic.

These individuals have seized the public debate and twisted it to their own definition. In doing so they deliberately erase HSTS transsexuals and colonise their identity. They do this because they know that they can never compete with HSTS on looks or femininity; they know that as soon as they are put alongside a Blanchard HSTS, the truth will out. So they erase them. And, of course, they are fully socialised as heterosexual men, usually alpha males, who are used to browbeating everyone else into submission.

Transgender Paradox

Paradoxically, on one hand autogynephiles erase and colonise HSTS identities and, at the same time they adopt a pseudo-feminist political position claiming that looks should not be important and that ‘passing’ (as a woman) is ‘transmisogyny’. That’s easy for them to say, since most of them are not interested in attracting men anyway; they predate on women, and even try to shame lesbians — by definition, women who do not have sex with people with penises — into sex with them. Plus, of course, most of them couldn’t ‘pass’ in a bus.

In general, transsexuals, (Blanchard HSTS) are comfortable with his theory. Nearly all openly admit to having previously thought themselves to have been homosexual boys. They see no problem with describing their gender in terms of their sex drive; they know that they look beautiful and feminine because they want to be attractive to men. (This, of course, has earned them the visceral hatred of feminists.)

Western autogynephiles and their sycophants, on the other hand, loathe Blanchard and his theory and do everything they can to deny the science and spread misinformation, because they do not wish it to be known that their ‘gender identity’ is a function of a misdirected sex drive.

Diagnostic

In fact, it would be a reasonable diagnostic, for determining whether a Western trans is transsexual or autogynephilic, to simply ask if they support or reject Blanchard (assuming they understand it.) Transsexuals will say ‘yes’ and autogynephiles will say ‘no’. But despite all the touchy-feely, ‘lived experience’, Postmodernist autogynephile moonshine, the science is solid.

In the next of these short pieces I’ll look at male homosexuality in the West and how this affects transsexualism.

Explaining transgender 1: Two types of western transgender was originally published on Rod Fleming’s World

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2 thoughts on “Explaining transgender 1: Two types of western transgender

  1. Poor Blaire White. She is taking Riley at his word…apparently he has ‘been on hormones’ for nearly as long as Blaire, and his trans identity is ‘real’ now that he is going to get ‘facial feminization’ surgery.

    Ugh.

    Blaire is really upset over this. Yet, Riley STILL did not ‘realize’ that he was a woman until he went to college and was introduced to the idea. I suspect that he developed his paraphilia as fetishists are wont to do, and now is so wedded to the idea of himself as a woman that he seeks to live as one. None of this makes him a true transexual.

    Here is the video:

    Also, regarding how autoandrophilia has not been found to be present in women, I came across this study:

    This suggests that sexual arousal is not readily classically conditioned in women and may explain why, like other paraphilias, fetishism occurs almost exclusively in men.

    Which is why I suspect that Riley wants to transition now after spending the last few years masturbating to himself in a dress. Blaire is such a kindheart, and she is really upset over having been mean to him.

    http://labs.la.utexas.edu/mestonlab/?page_id=580

    I have also been studying serial sexual and sadistic killers as of late, and I came across something interesting:

    Sexual murderers with brain abnormalities suffered more from early behavior problems. They were less likely to cohabitate with the victim at the time of the homicide and had more victims at the age of six years or younger. Psychiatric diagnoses revealed a higher total number of paraphilias: Transvestic fetishism and paraphilias not otherwise specified were more frequent in offenders with brain abnormalities.

    I find the above to be really interesting because Canadian serial killer and rapist Russell Williams often dressed up in lingerie stolen from his victims. I think that this ties in with what you said about how AGP fetishists are aroused by the concept of female submission – by putting on the lingerie of his victims, he can vicariously experience their suffering and domination. There are numerous other cases of rapists who are AGP and who are now in jail for their crimes…very interesting.

    Lastly, Stefonknee Wolscht is, I believe, AGP. At first I thought he was an HSTS transexual (seeing as how he likes to be penetrated by men) but I have since revised my position after reading your website, Rod! Stefonknee likes to dress up as a 6 year old girl and to be penetrated by grown men. I don’t think I need to go on. This is some sick shit.

    BTW, I don’t know what the issue is, but I couldn’t post this comment from Firefox, the reply box where I put in my ‘details’ went missing every time I tried to write more than a couple of paragraphs.

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  2. Oh, I left one thing out! Came across this a few weeks ago, about boys in the Dominican Republic who are raised as girls until the age of 12, at which point puberty kicks in and their male parts grow. I find this part to be of interest, especially in how it relates to gender identity and *might* offer some insight into the brains of true transexuals:

    “”””A final interesting observation that Imperato-McGinley made was that these boys, despite being brought up as girls, almost all showed strong heterosexual preferences. She concluded in her seminal paper that hormones in the womb matter more than rearing when it comes to your sexual orientation. “””

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34290981

    And sexual orientation, as has been established, *does* correlate with gender identity…So, it is possible that there is a mechanism, or multiple mechanisms, which cause HSTS transexuals to have the feminized brains, sexual orientation and gender identity that they exhibit.

    What you have written about ultra-masculine gay men and the underlying causes of that is really interesting and something that I will have to revisit. At one time I thought that all ‘transgender’ people were the same, and this entire exercise has taught me that there can be a plethora of underlying causes to behaviours that, on the surface, seem identical.

    What you have written about Asian transexuals is really interesting and their ‘lived experience’ should not be ignored by the scientific world, which is apparently the case. Even though I have written (on YouTube) about how true transexuals suffer dysphoria, it would appear that the lives of Asian HSTS tell a different story. The fact that *some* Western transexuals suffer dysphoria is not evidence that dysphoria is a necessary component of true transexualism. It’s also possible that transexualism exists on a spectrum, and perhaps dysphoria exists in a small percentage of true transexuals?

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