Friday, April 2, 2010

this and that

crossdressing is not a mental disorder

Sister blogger, Petra Bellejambes, of Voyages en Rose fame suggested that I mention the petition sponsored by the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE). It calls for the complete removal of so-called "Transvestic Disorder" (302.3) as a diagnostic category from the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). (The Manual "is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders." )

In their petition, the IFGE delineates the reasons for removing Transvestic Disorder from the DSM. After reading the petition, I am sure you will agree with its logic and  I urge you to sign it as I did and tell the APA that crossdressing is not a mental disorder.

So, do not pass go, do not collect $200, instead go here and sign the petition now!

snarky comments

Read the comments to blog postings and you may notice that the snarky, rude, and nasty comments usually come from "anonymous" senders.

After receiving my share of those snarky comments, I considered deleting them because I felt that if a commenter was so gutless that he/she had to resort to an anonymous identity in order to post a  snarky comment, then his/her comment did not deserve to see the light of day.

However, I am a strong advocate of free speech and I let everyone have their say no matter how wrong they may be. It is just too bad that some of the commenters are so cowardly that they cannot standbikini100401 behind their words.

By the way, the only comments I will delete are those containing foul language, i.e., those containing the seven words the FCC will not allow on television and then some. (You can look them up here.)

weighty issue

Good news!

You may remember my bout with a stomach virus a few weeks ago, which resulted in a large loss of weight. Well, I am fully recovered now and even better, I managed to keep off almost all the weight that I lost.

I guess I should start perusing the apparel catalogs to find a skimpy bikini to purchase real soon now. (I wish!)


  1. Dear Staci - Congrats on the weight loss! That is something very nice to celebrate, with small portions of course.

    Thanks so much for posting the petition link. As individuals, we can change one mind at a time only. In large numbers, surely we can effect bigger change.


  2. I guess, after 3 or contributions, you could call me a sneaky anonymous commenter.

    But honestly, although I am a declared blog follower - and so you know me (so to speak) - this pesky blog comment system simply makes the line of least resistance, anonymity.

    As I recall the identity iceberg model says that we have 9/10th of ourselves hidden from view. And for we closet femulators, that hidden 90% has so many implications, thta IMHO anonymity is both pragmatic and understandable.

    And anyway isn't a pseudonymous femme name still anonymous? Given the issues that we harbour, I guess some of us are just not ready to stand up and be counted. Yet or ever.

    More interesting by far, and perhaps equally subject to a raised eyebrow, are those many more who must watch your blog from afar, but aren't yet ready - or able - or stimulated enough - to join the debate.

    Please keep up the good work and the most interesting by far of the the many cd sites I trawl.

  3. I've signed the petition. Thanks for the link.

    Sorry you are getting snarky and offensive comments from "anonymous" posters. I remain anonymous to protect my partner's privacy, not my own.

  4. Cecilia LunaApril 05, 2010

    About the purchase of a bikini; don't we all wish!!

    Congrats on your blog I've been following for quite a while, just had not taken the time to comment.

    grettings from Mexico