Friday, May 11, 2018

Crossdresser or Pretty-Dresser?

Transistor Dept.

I know some of you are radio-inclined, so if you are attending Hamvention next week, I'd love to see you in person. I will be staffing TAPR's booths in Building 5 of the Greene County Fairgrounds and attending the annual TAPR-AMSAT banquet Friday evening. CUL

Time Magazine, August 19, 2039
(Source: the extraordinary gender role reversal
art of Jamie Vesta)
Puppy Dog Tails Dept.

I had a revelation last night when I was reading your comments to yesterday's post (If sugar and spice and everything nice was a boy thing).

Stephanie asked, if we lived in a world where males dressed like females and females dressed like males, would I (a cisgender male) "still desire to wear the clothing of the opposite sex like I do in the real world I exist in now?"

This may start a firestorm, but here is what I thought.

If you answer "yes," then you are a male-to-female transexual. You are really a woman and you crossdress to present as your true gender. The clothes are not important; gender is what matters to you.

If you answer "no," then you are not a transexual. You are really a "pretty-dresser," that is, you like to dress pretty and in order to fit in, you may even speak and act like the gender that "normally" dresses pretty. The clothes and all the trappings of the pretty-dressing is what matters to you.

And so it goes.

Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper (Source: Boston Proper)

George Jetson lives a femulator's dream when he becomes Georgina Jetstream, lands a job as a secretary and goes out on a date with the boss.


  1. Jenna Renee EvansMay 11, 2018

    Yep, you could get a lot of comments on this. I'll own the label of "pretty dresser". That is me, I admit it, so there.

    See you at the TAPR booth!

    Hugs, Jenna

  2. I guess I would fit under the category of "Pretty Dresser" since I regard myself as a man and go by my masculine name John. This is in spite of my long hair and DD cup chest mounds. As a bass my voice certainly does not sound anything like a woman's voice.

  3. Hmm... Let's see, I'm dressed in jeans, a tee, sneakers, and my wig as I put together a charcoal grill outside. That would make me...

  4. AnonymousMay 11, 2018

    I like female clothes that most women like -- attractive, but not overdone. Makes me feel womanly. TS?

  5. AnonymousMay 11, 2018

    I see transexuals as full time women and "pretty dressers as part time
    I class myself as part time although I would not call my favourite jumper and skirt pretty dressing

  6. Julie M ShawMay 11, 2018

    Trans or Cross Dresser - one is not "better" than the other, they are each what they are. I have been told I'm not being true to myself if I don't transition. I don't want or need to, I am happy being a "pretty dresser".

  7. I am quite clearly a pretty dresser. For me there is a big difference between being female and being feminine. Females are those capable of ovulation, menstruation, gestation and lactation. Being feminine is an identity choice most but not all females make, and runs along a spectrum. A woman’s love of playing hockey may or may not correlate with a hatred of floral print skirts. Similarly, just because I like to do plumbing and carpentry work doesn’t mean I automatically hate pretty clothes.

  8. Interesting and fun question. So I usually wear a bra and panties, regardless of what the outer clothes are (just like most women). I'm still me inside!

  9. Dolly Parton once quipped that if I were a man I would be a transvestite. she likes the pretty clothes, hair, shoes, makeup...
    If I were a woman I would relish the ability to partake in pretty clothes, hair, shoes and makeup...certainly not 24/7 but I would relish the options.

  10. AnonymousMay 12, 2018

    Georgina Jetstream is beautiful isn't she?

    1. She needs to shave more closely and/or use a beard cover.

  11. AnonymousMay 14, 2018

    I clicked on the link below the cartoon image and by a fluke led me to the full movie of Unconditional Love. Here

    It is a bit disturbing so be warned. The femulation is very realistic. Bet

  12. Janet YbarraMay 14, 2018

    Ok, hon, I'm totally confused by this one. :) Quite honestly, I'm thankful to whomever came up with the term "transgender," as it is a nice inclusive term which covers all and no longer necessarily cleaves girls into the full-time/transsexual camp or the part-time crossdresser one. Transgender acknowledges more the commonality we all share than what might divide us.

    Plus, I happen to know a number of trans women who identify as crossdressers only because of the huge difficulties trans women still face in society. These part time crossdressers would live their truths as full time women tomorrow if not for what they perceive as overwhelming risks to their employment, marriages, children, etc.

    And I don't know about you, but I sure try always be pretty, and I think most other girls do too.

    But maybe I totally missed your point....the risks of being a blonde. :)

  13. AnonymousMay 23, 2018

    I think your identity is whatever you choose it to be. Self determined. Still, i see the logic behind your test.

  14. i started my full transition in 2006 name was legally changed in 2007, gender therapy completed in 2007. now here is where society adds tags or stereo typing with labels of transgender. i have talked with several medical professionals and their thoughts are you are female and not a transgender. so transgender is a tag and a stereo type name.

    i don't fit in with the lgbt community due to it really irks me that people shove their opinions on the general public and focus on the tags of stereo typing. sorry to say but that is not me. i don't force my transgenderism or anything upon people if they have questions just ask and don't be ignorant.

    i am a highly intelligent lady that served in the navy during desert storm. i don't force my opinions on the general public for i am who i am and that i have no issues within my own self due to i know who i am and what i stand for and that is being a human being and a person.

    the truth of the matter is oh i am transgender and you will accept it or else attitude and that is how i have seen the majority act when approached.

    my name is Ms. Bri'Anna Francissica Webster and i am 49 and enjoying life and standing up for who i am and not what i am and that is the main difference. i been around the social aspect of the bars, taverns, pubs and all i saw was crossdressers wanting to be treated with respect sorry to say that gives the true transgenders a bad rap and i disassociated myself completely from those circles.