Jump to content

Type keyword(s) to search

"The View": Week of 07/11/2016

  • Reply
  • Start Topic

Recommended Posts

On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2016 at 6:18 AM, NewDigs said:

I think the difference is that cross-dressers don't necessarily identify nor want to be the opposite gender. Eddie does identify with the opposite gender. Ergo, transgender.

I disagree.   He doesn't identify himself as a woman, so it's confusing when he says he is transsexual.  I think the confusion is that he calls himself a transsexual  MAN.  Usually, if someone is born male and identifies as female, they call themselves a transgendered or transsexual WOMAN.  A transgender man would be someone born female who identifies and appears male.  Izzard was born male, identifies himself as male (because he calls himself a man)  but also says he is transgender, and sometimes dresses like a woman, sometimes like a man, with some more feminine embellishments like lipstick and nail polish.

As I understand Izzard's view, he is being deliberately confusing, saying that gender and sexual orientation do not define people, as he sees himself as having both male and female aspects. He has called himself a straight transvestite, a male lesbian, a transgender man, among other labels. 

As I understand it, it's a non-binary way of identifying.  Binary means you are one OR the other, male or female, the non-binary view rejects this.   Izzard is putting himself in that "both/neither"  category.  he is male and female.

  • Love 4
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...