So I was thinking recently about gender identity quizzes and wondered what kind of questions they use to determine masculinity and femininity. So I went online and looked up about 10 of them. Most were really stupid with like 10 questions that someone made just for fun, and were full of stupid stereotypes. One I found was COGATI or something like that, and I’m not sure how professional it was, but it seemed very interesting. However, I noticed many bad stereotypes within that one too, such as it’s more feminine to not be able to catch a ball, and more feminine to like board games rather than sports, and other things like that.
I do believe there are general differences between men and women, though I’m not sure what they all are. But it seems to me so much of the talk about gender identity and transgenderism in our culture today revolves around gender stereotypes that are outdated and unhelpful. And yet the transgender community seems to cling to them. A transgendered person sees that they match up with the traditional sex/gender stereotypes in many ways and so they conclude they are truly the opposite sex.
Are there any gender identity tests out there on the internet that are more helpful? That don’t include obviously ridiculous gender stereotypes but rather look at more of the biological differences and even brain differences or different ways that men and women think? A test like that I would be interested in looking at more and see how it rated me. On the tests I’ve done, I was rated either as androgynous or female, even though I am and feel fully male. My love for board games and novels shouldn’t mean that I am more female than male or more feminine than masculine.
I’m also interested to hear from any transsexuals who “knew” they were the opposite sex because of reasons other than the traditional gender stereotypes. If a man “knew” he was really a woman because of some other reasons, other than that he was sensitive, didn’t like sports, etc., I would be really interested to listen and hear their story.