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Like Mother, Like Son

I have been reading the old Drag magazines that are accessible at Internet Archive and the following article from a 1978 issue (volume 7, number 26) of the magazine fascinated me.

FEMALE MASK — MANDY STARTING AT: $350.00

  • Mandy means Resurrection, Mandy Mask are designed for the Transgendered, and they are anatomically correct.
  • The are made of a soft flesh-like silicone rubber and the prosthetic bodysuit
     creates the perfect female form. The female breasts are super realistic
Boys Should Be Girls
LOS ANGELES ― A University of California psychoanalyst says all little boys start life by wishing they were little girls.
This thesis, voice by Dr. Robert Stollar [sic], contradicts the theory of Sigmund Freud, who concluded that all little girls subconsciously wished they were little boys.
Dr. Stollar [sic] told a meeting of the American As­sociation for the Advancement of Science that it was “only natural that all babies would want to be girls because the mother, not the father, is the parent with whom they identify first.”
The doctor says he has treated hundreds of male patients who had trouble switching their ”gender identity” as they grew older. Earlier in life, they had all wanted to be girls, he said.
If this is indeed true, then TVs and TSs are the only people in society who are following their nor­mal God-given urges!

I looked the doctor up and found that he’s Dr. Stoller, not Stollar. Wikipedia expands a bit on what the Drag magazine article said.

Drawing on his extensive research with transsexuals and new advances in the science of sex, Stoller advances his belief in “Primary Femininity,” the initial orientation of both biological tissue and psychological identification toward feminine development. This early, non-conflictual phase contributes to a feminine core gender identity in both boys and girls unless a masculine force is present to interrupt the symbiotic relationship with the mother.

That fits me perfectly, like a size 14 dress!

Allen Schwartz.