‘She’ already IS a ‘transsexual.’
Jennings-White says she appeared on these shows to bring attention to BIID and to help others with the condition to let them know that they are not alone. For that, I applaud her efforts. I can’t begin to imagine how difficult it must be to have BIID. According to an article in Newsweek, MRI studies of people with BIID suggest the disorder stems from a problem with the right sphere in the brain’s parietal lobe, the part of the brain that constructs body image.
The term that people with BIID often use to describe themselves is transabled. In the Newsweek article, Dr. Michael First, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University in New York, says there are parallels between BIID and gender identity disorder (GID) in which people feel that the gender they were physically born with is not their true gender.
As a side note, Jennings-White used to be a man — something she openly discusses in her blogs at transabled.org.
Which is why I keep saying that “transsexuals are just amputee fetishists.”
Even doctors agree with me now. They must be “homophobic,” too.
(No, actually, I never get sick of being right…)
Anyhow, I’ll be waiting for a chick like this to become a Glee character.
Life imitates Ballard.