Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why I Don't Pray Anymore

As a teenager, I would pray nightly that the good lord would turn me into a girl. My prayer would always start, "Dear God, I am coming to you for this the [enter number of nights I had prayed] night in a row, to ask..." This went on for something like five or six years - I got up to around 2,000 days, I think - before I gave up on that gender reassignment method. Its no wonder I'm an agnostic!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Punk Rocker Taking the Plunge

So I read on today that Punk Rocker Tom Gabel is becoming a woman. I have no idea who he is, but I am glad to see that this story got some top billing and, apparently, some placement in Rolling Stone.

Sure, it would be nice if this was not news at all, but while it is, I imagine its a good way to raise awareness of the fact that you are not a maniac who lives in a case, just because you feel like a woman.

Btw, I like his new name. Its elegant. I wonder if he will continue singing? Read the full article here.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Panty a Day

Today I wore panties to work, after several months of wearing men's underwear. The experience was quite freeing. The whole day I felt light, airy, and feminine. On the way home, I couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to throw on a skirt over my panties, instead of my men's dress slacks, and experience things from a truly female perspective. The only drawback to the day, I have to admit, was when I went to the bathroom in the men's restoom, and had to be especially careful to keep my panties above the stall door line, in case anyone came in and could see them. That would have been an awkward conversation! Luckily, I made it through unscathed. Maybe I will go again tomorrow!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

American Transgender

My BFF Coley turned me on to the fact that NatGeo was showing a program called American Transgender tonight, so I tuned in. The show followed three trans people, two ftms and one mtf. The mtf was super cute, but she ended up marrying one of the ftms, who I didn't think was very cute at all:(  Still, she made a good looking bride.

That said, I think its funny how ftms are so well represented in tv shows about trans people. I guess it would be appropriate to give them 50-50 coverage, even though they are far fewer than mtfs, just because its good to show both sides of the coin. However, I think the media gives ftms more than 50-50 coverage, which is super bizarre to me. I mean, we all know that mtfs are the thing to be!

Anyways, just an observation. If you are a ftm and read this blog, or know a ftm, feel free to comment with complaints.