At least we’ve a definition now

Some days Daniela Esquivel Asturias, 21, wakes up feeling feminine and puts on a dress or lipstick. But on others Asturias feels much more masculine and the thought of wearing a skirt induces an overwhelming sense of dysmorphia.

Gender dysmorphia apparently means that some days she prefers to wear a skirt and make up, other days trousers and not. Isn’t this something that can just be left to chacun a son gout?

21 thoughts on “At least we’ve a definition now”

  1. JuliaM,

    If she looks anything like the man at a previous employer no tank top rules make perfect sense.

  2. Left to ‘chacun a son gout’? I think not Tim. If she wakes up in the morning and fancies wearing trousers she obviously needs her tits lopped off and a plastic cock stuck on for the rest of her life.

  3. How can you ask employers to increase the number of women in senior positions if the staff can’t make their mind up what sex they are?

    The only logical answer is remove all sex orientated barriers in sport, the armed forces, toilets etc

  4. Some days Daniela Esquivel Asturias, 21, wakes up feeling feminine and puts on a dress or lipstick. But on others Asturias feels much more masculine and the thought of wearing a skirt induces an overwhelming sense of dysmorphia.

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  5. From the article:

    “McQuillan adds that dating is also challenging as women are afraid they’ll be labelled lesbian. “I’ve heard similar stories from trans women [about men being seen as gay]. ”

    Er, well- I’m honestly not surprised. But isn’t this person now demanding that other people give up their right to select their own sexual preferences so that they can sleep with them? Isn’t that coercion? Like blokes who get women into bed simply by badgering them?

    (McQuillian was born female and identifies as male, BTW)

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Gender dysmorphia apparently means that some days she prefers to wear a skirt and make up, other days trousers and not.

    Doesn’t that mean you’re in the Scots Guards?

    (Dysmorphia means you are unhappy with your body in its natural state. For whatever reason. Anorexics suffer from body dysmorphia as do people who think they have one or more too many legs)

  7. Rob, it just seems that way if you read the ‘Guardian’ and ‘Indy’.

    And…not many people do, now, unless it’s for the same reason Victorians toured Bedlam.

  8. It’s an unpleasant mix of virtue-signalling and rubber-necking.

    Pop singer Miley Cyrus [identifies as gender-fluid]

    Now I’m interested. What virtue do I have to signal to be in with a chance here?

    Mike, 32, has always felt different, but he only recently came out to his wife as [whatever]

    Cunning bloke person: now he has a ready-made excuse to try it on with Miley.

  9. It would be best if we all return to insisting that gender is a matter for French nouns and that people have a sex: male, female or in a tiny minority of cases, intersex.

    If men wish to have their cocks removed and call themselves Brenda, they are of course welcome to do so. People may well decide to humour them. However the legal system need take no heed.

    For those who insist that they are a woman/man/trout inside, I believe there was an informative diagram used on Father Ted.

  10. Bloke in Costa Rica

    I saw a clip of that Father Ted episode recently and thought, “fuck me, they’d never dare these days”. Shows how far we’ve come. It’s not like FT is from the era of Arthur Askey.

  11. “At least we’ve a definition now”

    No. Not really. The article gets the definition wrong.

    Dysmorphia involves the subject having a distorted perception of their own body shape, that they then try to change. Dysphoria involves an accurate perception of body shape that the subject is acutely unhappy with.

    An anorexic perceives themselves to be fat, even though they’re not – that’s dysmorphia. Somebody who thinks they actually have more legs than they really do – that would be dysmorphia.

    Those with dysphoria are very well aware of the actual shape of their body – it’s just not the shape they think it ought to have.

    “Gender dysmorphia apparently means that some days she prefers to wear a skirt and make up, other days trousers and not.”

    No. It’s saying that sometimes a person can have ‘dysmorphia’ (should be ‘dysphoria’) and sometimes not.

    Some days I feel horny and some days I don’t. Is that the definition of cis-gendered heterosexuality? That sometimes you’re not interested in the opposite sex?

    “Isn’t this something that can just be left to chacun a son gout?”

    You’d think that would be the libertarian position, wouldn’t you? But no. It seems we can’t leave it alone.

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