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Thinking about all the wars and conflicts that humans have waged on earth since the beginning of time (yes, I can think about wars through a love song), most of the developed nations have managed to reduce head-on conflicts during the turn of the millenium. From an evolutionary perspective, times of war would bring out FTMs: Joan of Arc, Debra Sampson, Mulan, etc. So, with fewer wars (with hand-to-hand combat at least), and a rise in popularity of "equality," are FTMs evolutionary residues from another age? Is it any wonder why there are fewer FTMs than MTFs? Or that more FTMs DE-transition than MTFs do? Might have past eras been better settings for FTMs? Variation in females is almost expected and celebrated nowadays, to the point of becoming invisible.
Through the years, men's fashion has become more and more similar to each other GLOBALLY: short hair, pants, suit and tie in the office, etc. It wasn't so in history, even during wartime! Royal life was a drag stage, literally! Look:
When crossdressing, I notice that a lot of MTFs tend to choose corsets, stockings, lace, etc. as these items were popular historically! Most royal guys didn't go to wars. Poor guys did. Look at the "hair band" musicians of the 1980s. A decade without much wars = a time of hair, hair, and more hair (dyed and curled!). Are MTFs evolutionary residues of royal courts? Would MTFs been better off in the royal courts of kings, popes, and emporers? This anachronism has a parallel with FTMs belonging to past centuries.
Now, here's the modern day paradox:
Unlike females that are celebrated no matter what they do in contemporary life, fashionable guys are not considered alpha males or manly men. Men are all expected to look like a "standard man." The turn of events through the years with fewer and fewer wars have reversed the roles of women and men, but while women can become men, men cannot become women. I believe that the transphobic paradox is because humans are still wired for wars through a collective unconsciousness. Men have fought and settled most of their wars, so (cis) women can safely come out and play now. The inherent misogyny in MTF is clear, even to women (who must still hate themselves throughout eternity.) Yet, the threat of war is always there, thus the anxiety to play around like women..... even for rich guys, whom poor war-drafted men despised.
Last Edited By: jackmolay Sep 12 16 6:18 AM. Edited 2 times