Gender RolesI was born in the early 70's and I was also born with both sexes. I did not find this out until 2006 when I started seeking out a medical professional for my full transition from male to female. I latter learned that I was truly 85% female and that my body was produce the female hormones called estrogen.
Once all the tests have been done and my doctor consulted with several of his collegues including dr. marci bowers and he put me on my female hormone regeime. From that day on I was to live, work, and dress for my new gender role. I also have been in gender counseling.
I have completed my counseling but I still see my counselor once per month as well as my name was officially changed and every document from driver's license to my social security card has my new name on it.
Here is where it starts confusing people when you know at an early age something did not feel right and you started doing the same role as your female peers and not your male peers like cooking, baking, sewing, and picking up on the female roles that looks really really strange let alone trying to hide your growing breasts. My Stepfather called my name as I was going to my room from my shower and my bathroom came open and exposed my breasts. the look on his face was horrid and well that started a major fight with my mother.
I have faced gender stereo types all my life and my conclusion is this we are all human beings that have the right to choose where we live, what we do for employment, how we choose to dress and what are personal preferences are. It today's society we as human beings put everyone in a stereo type and it makes no difference who or what they are or where they come from.
If something is different and does not fit in the normal way of how things are to be done is down right full of ignorance, excuse the way I put it but it is so true that we as humans have to put everything in a stereo type category.
ladybri71 41-45, T 5 Responses 10 Apr 3, 2012