DO GIRLISH FANTASIES REFLECT
ACTUAL GENDER-IDENTITY CONFLICT?
Is it any wonder we sometimes feel confused by the challenges facing society today?
Especially in any issue related to sex and gender we’re faced with contradictions between claim and appearance that quickly bring us to a state of utter befuddlement, what psychologists refer to as cognitive dissonance.
Our eyes behold something we recognize as a self-evident reality, while we are told that the thing we see is not what we assume it to be — and that, in fact, we’re wrong to draw any conclusions about it at all.
Such is the case of a TV news report about a Texas student who describes himself as transgendered. Tony Zamazal had asked for permission to attend prom at Houston-area Spring High School wearing a dress, wig, high heels, and other feminine accoutrements.