10 common myths about trans men

Posted in Reading list by Nancy on May 19, 2010
  1. All FTM’s come from the lesbian community, and after transition are heterosexual (that is, attracted to women).
  2. Transsexualism/transgenderism can be “cured” by psychotherapy. Transsexual men are really just lesbians.
  3. FTM’s did not exist until after World War II, with the advent of hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgery.
  4. Female-to-males are far rarer than male-to-female transsexuals.
  5. Trans men seek to live as and be recognized as male in order to obtain male privilege and economic advantages.
  6. All trans men exhibit stereotypically male behavior and want to be as macho as possible.
  7. Taking testosterone makes female-to-male transsexuals much more aggressive and angry than they were before taking hormones.
  8. All FTMs want genital reconstruction as the driving force of their transition (not necessarily the social aspects that go along with masculinity).
  9. Historically, all women only chose to live as men to pursue careers that were otherwise unavailable to them, to seek economic opportunities, or to justify lesbian relationships.
  10. Trans men are really just butch lesbians who change.

Source is here

Note: I have changed the original spelling of ‘transmen’ to ‘trans men’ as many (but not all) trans feminists find the spelling without the space offensive.

Also check out Trans 101.

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  1. euclidave said, on June 2, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I’m not really sure where I’m supposed to post a link other than in a reply to a post? I found this tonight, thought maybe you’d find it interesting, too. It covers something I was talking to you about a few days ago.

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