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Old 04-27-2015, 05:05 PM
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"Unpopular opinion". That is a very curious way to put it.
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Interesting. But wouldn't this sort of behavior exist only in the bedroom? Would an autogynephile want to completely transform into a woman? Sort of like a submissive who like to wear a dog collar and crawl on the ground. They don't necessarily want to completely transform into a dog and live their life that way, but like to do it in private.
I'd advise reading on autogynephilia.

Please be aware that it's considered not nice to know about autogynephilia and that it's seen as even less nice to want to know more about it.

It's not an idea meant to explain all instances of transgenderism but if, say, Mike Tyson ever came out as transgender, you can bet that autogynephilia theory would work work wonders in explaining the phenomenon.
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I'd advise reading on autogynephilia.

Please be aware that it's considered not nice to know about autogynephilia and that it's seen as even less nice to want to know more about it.

It's not an idea meant to explain all instances of transgenderism but if, say, Mike Tyson ever came out as transgender, you can bet that autogynephilia theory would work work wonders in explaining the phenomenon.
I'm not going to research that word at work, but I think I follow the general line of thinking. Yeah, I can see why it's so unpopular. It sounds like an attempt to categorize the desire of transgenders to transform as a sort of perversion. That doesn't usually go over so well when somebody is different and others who doesn't understand assume it's some sort of sexual fantasy. It may be the case for some, but generalizations typically don't work very well with this sort of thing (which you pointed out as well in your post, although you went ahead and generalized with Bruce anyways).
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[ME ME ME]I am privileged in so many ways and can't even begin to imagine what Jenner is going through. But I have to say, I was a bit apprehensive about going to work today at my extremely traditional employer. I thought I would hear at least one or two annoying transphobic comments. As it turned out, no one was talking about this at the "water cooler." I didn't hear a single derogatory conversation about Jenner or his interview. In my own little sheltered world, I was happy about that. I thought it was probably worth mentioning here, only because if there is a single trans actuary reading this, it might perhaps be encouraging. I hope I'm not attributing too much importance to my own isolated experience.[/ME ME ME]
No one in my office even mentioned the topic.
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I feel a need to interject something here.

Honey Bees.

Like many animals, are divided into two sexes, male and female. However they have at least 3 genders: male, sterile worker females, and fertile queen females.

Most honey bees you see are female workers. They do work and never get to have sex. Sad.

Then there are males. Males, curiously enough, are born from unfertilized eggs, so they contain only the queen's DNA. Their job is to sex themselves to death with the queen. Unfortunately for them, the queen only needs to have sex a couple of times, after which it stores up all the sperm from its youthful orgy in a special organ to use for the rest of her life. Because of this, males will leave the nest and hang out with other lonely bee dudebros from other hives at special locations where they'll wait for horny virgin queens from other hives to come by lookin' for some bee thwang. The males have a morphology that is useless for making wax, eating nectar, or really doing anything of use other than porking it up with her highness.

Finally, and more importantly, we have the queens. When the queen starts getting old and her baby-pooper is running out of steam, her jealous worker friends decide to plot her demise. They take some of her eggs and put them in special positions in the nest and feed them better food, which causes them to develop into fertile queens (worker bees are fed pollen and honey after a while, whereas queens are fed on a strict diet of "royal jelly".) The fertile queen honey bees then hatch and assassinate the old queen and break out into a battle royale to the death so that only one remains. This also happens when it's time for the hive to go find a new nest. The old queen will get the hell out of dodge along with most of the swarm and leave some baby queens to fight to the death in her absence.

I had a point. I forget what it was, but I'd want to check ol' Bruce for a stinger.
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i actually learned of royal jelly from playing computer games...

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I learned about royal jelly reading the encyclopedia article on bees when I was 3. Slackers.
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I've identified as royal jelly since I was 2.
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I learned about royal jelly reading the encyclopedia article on bees when I was 3. Slackers.
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