“Crossdressing is a paraphilia, what we used to call a sexual perversion. It is sexual arousal generated by wearing women’s clothing. It is not typically considered gender dysphoria and does not have a high suicide rate. If you give estradiol to a crossdresser, when his male sexuality disappears he will likely not be happy. On the other hand, when you give estradiol to a transgender person, they will feel like their body and brain are finally in sync.
Drag queens are men, often gay, who enjoy dressing outlandishly as women, not for sexual gratification or because they want to transition to live as women. They just enjoy the drag scene”
I know that she is being disingenuous here not only because most crossdressers tend not to be perverted men but also the likelihood is very high that Ms. Williams experienced arousal to the idea of feminisation before deciding to transition which makes this kind of statement particularly astonishing as well as hypocritical.
In a way I can understand because she is a person of faith and likely experienced the same gut wrenching process I had to go through before coming to self acceptance. What is wholly unnecessary is to justify your transition by disparaging others. This does not invalidate your gender dysphoria in the least but by some people are still traumatised to the point they must deny that it happened to them and she may even have fallen prey to writings on the highly flawed AGP theory.
Ms. Williams is close to my generation (she is 10 years older) which explains a lot and we were scandalized by what happened to us but the new generation is free of these hang-ups.
What a shame that in 2018 some people within our own community still don't get it.