The remarkable thing about us transvestites is not that we dress in the clothes of the other sex - what is remarkable is that we are breaking a norm. A person who at times or more regularly, for the sake of well-being, adopts the appearance of the other sex in full or partly. This may be unusual, but it is certainly not abnormal. Transvestism exists in all cultures around the globe and is also well known from history. It is independent of sex, profession and level of education, although it is more noticed among men than among women. A lot of investigations have been carried out as to why some people break the ordinary norms for how a man or a woman is supposed to look, dress and behave. As yet, no definite answer has been found. Common to all transvestites is that none of us has chosen to be one.
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Karl Stefanovic has offered an unreserved, on-air apology after repeatedly using the words 'transvestite' and 'tranny' while making a string of transphobic jokes during Thursday's Today Show broadcast. Admitting he was "an ignorant tool" this morning, the veteran host says, "yesterday I got it very wrong. By using the word 'tranny' I annoyed an awful lot of beautiful sensitive people. Therein lies the problem I reckon, I never bothered to ask. Social media was awash with condemnation for Stefanovic after he used the language during a segment about a Nine Network crew being assaulted in Rio de Janeiro. However, many others were left unsure about what term is most suitable, as 'transvestite' is a word that some in the cross-dressing and transgender community accept, while others find antiquated and offensive. Yesterday, I was worse, an ignorant tool. People who dress in the clothing of the opposite gender are not to be confused with people who are transgender, which is when a person feels they have been born the wrong gender and takes steps to live as their true self. Cross-dressing is a means of gender expression rather than sexuality, and the people who engage in it do not necessarily wish to change their gender as a transgender person would, nor are they doing it for entertainment purposes like a drag queen. Ms Johnson adds that the portion of people who do derive sexual pleasure from cross-dressing do not represent the majority of cross-dressers.
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Lots more photos on my website! This was when my makeup artist friend gave me a makeover sometime ago, check out his site www. Follow me on insta www. I bought a new camera, so had to try it out. I'd left it on manual focus but it actually looks ok. I think this was on sophs 30th, or might have been transpocalypse.