Thursday, May 29, 2014


On 24th/5/14 went to CGS to prepare for the R-week (Rainbow Week), exhibition on my work mostly on trans issues from malaisea, some Phillipines and attended a lecture from Professor Sonja Dale, and her research is about X gender/X-jenda in Japan. For me i've met 1 FTX and 1 MTX before here, but i didn't ask too details about X individuality. What i know is X-jenda person didn't feel both that they are male or female. Their gender identity is X and there are more and more people in Japan are diagnosed as X.

Her lectures in point form:
*Recently more people diagnosed with GID but not MTF or FTM but X-Jenda as she calls it.

*But the news on X-jenda can be found in magazines from the year 2000 which is way long before.

*diagnosed GID is easier to explain to family / colleagues the situation of being X because its a medical condition

*in a way media representation on GID is more recognized than homosexuality?

*X-jenda is a trump card

*Sei Doitsu Sei Shogai (GID) diagnose is necessary in order to get
-officialy change name and identification
-institutionaal recognition, possibility of social recognition

*GID signify
-the desire to transition form either male-female/female to male, more increasingly individual diagnosed with GID-X-jenda

-gay/lesbian terms too well known
-separation of gender/sexuality
-homosexuality imagined as gender normative

*categories are shrinking, women,gay,men are insufficiant for describing individual identity

*2011now socially recognized the terms becoming more institutionalized

*X-jenda identity is means to orientate trans issues into society

*no matter how free an individual desires to be of gender, this is possible even concepts such as 'androginy' were used of gender intheir difficulties

-identify as X-jenda (not women) is what allows her to move beyond determinism of female gender expactation-distinguish themselves from gategory 'gay'.

*It's a term that they feel adequately captures how they identify themselves.

*some MTX individual wearing women clothes or feminie clothes with the intention of confrontational against hetero-normative society, X-jenda for them means to express their opposition to the gender binary in society. It's a political statement.

*Not a choice, perfectly describe the situation they're in. Diagnosed GID

*Some against the term GID as they said they're perfectly normal...

Actually i just found the link to her article, better go here for more clearer information and research:


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