Gender Adventure: I am not transgender because:
I came across this post via T-Central.
In some ways it parallels my own story, my own feelings.
I didn't grow up in a woman only household but I did grow up knowing a lot of strong, caring women. They were the product of the society that they grew up in.
The men I grew up with were strong and supportive, very much the traditional providers as the society they were raised in expected them to be. My grandad was a miner, my dad was a stoker on a steam train, a bricklayer and a factory worker.
My relationship with my father was and still is very good, he's the strong, silent type. He is totally amazing with his grandchildren.
Just like my grandad was with me. He taught me to play chess, he took me fishing the one and only time that I've ever been. I think if he'd lived long enough he would have taught me to drive.
If I'd ever needed examples of what a man should be then both dad and grandad were those.
I can relate to the bloggers feelings as to why they are transgendered. Fate has dealt me a hand where my mind and body don't match but I'm dealing with it at last. I just wish I could have written something as good as this to describe my feelings about why I am and am not transgendered.