Is there such a thing as summer greetings? Well, there’s Seasonal Greetings for Christmas, so why not something for Summer eh? 🙂 Phew! It’s really warming up isn’t it. I hope it stays nice for the weekend. It would be nice to head out for a bit of park life and let the kids enjoy themselves.
Anywho… Last week Rachel’s comments on the theory that cross-dressing (or being transgendered if you prefer) may not be nurture, but something we are born into. Certain it explains a few home truths! I would also wager it shows its better to feel it rather than fight it (to mangle some words from Primal Scream). To my trans* intuition (!!) this feels right in someway. The anecdotal evidence – as we mentioned last week – is quite strong, but that doesn’t make my comments a valid nor accurate study.
Don’t worry, I’ll get to the point in a minute! 🙂 While I was out enjoying a chat and a cake at Chams (in fabby fave new top) last night (great turnout by the way), the BBC ran a programme featuring John Barrowman. For those of you who aren’t from the UK or don’t follow Dr Who / Torchwood / I’ll Do Anything / The Kids Are Alright (okay – I don’t watch the last two), John’s a big strapping 50s pin-up of a guy who happens to be gay. Some folk have a problem with the character he plays – Captain Jack – but honestly, I think it drags the show forward, but that’s not what I wanted to chat about.
No, the programme – which I’m hoping to catch on iPlayer – details the recent research into how the hormones you are subjected to as an unborn child affect you. New Scientist had reported on studies showing the differences in straight vs gay brains a few years ago. Clearly, research waits for no man and the results are in.
Hopefully, I won’t upset too many folks with this next bit. Where are we part-timer trans folk in this avenue of research? Do we have a bit of female brain wrapped up alongside our male traits? Are we not quite female-centric enough to be truly gay or bi? Have we by some quirk of fate had our brains feminised just a bit to make us this way? One thing’s for sure, I’m not going to find the answers rattling around in my brain. I shall leave that to the professionals…. cue theme music!! 😀
[ Lyrics: Parklife by Blur. This one kinda ticks both boxes: going out on Thursday and the weekend. Ah, musical puns eh? 🙂 Cheesily Cheerful and all that! ]
[ Update: Wow. Some of the tests from the shrinks – like spacial skills and wordage – plus the childhood stories are ringing a few bells. LOL Damn. I think I might a closet Scotsman 🙂 ]