FtM and MtF, the two sides of transition
Today, more women than men - or rather, more girls than boys - are in transition, reversing the proportions of the past. But the two apparently different phenomena do not escape the phallogocentrism and normativity of the male gaze. The fight against gender stereotypes must be intensified. Above all, for the sake of minors.
The phenomenon of transition appears to have changed profoundly over the last thirty years. The main change - though not the only one - concerns the biological sex of the people who decide to transition, today more females than males. Once upon a time, female-to-male FtMs were an absolute rarity. The proportions were roughly one FtM for every hundred MtF, and even then they were two anthropologically different and distant worlds. Today FtMs constitute the clear majority of early transitions -7-8 cases out of 10- and [...]