Hill-Meyer presents a list of supposed Litmus Tests used to determine someone is "really" transsexual. Some of them are legitimate, some are just absurd:
The Litmus Test List
This one, which Hill-Meyer chooses to start off with is dead on. If you are not pursuing vaginoplasty, that is, if you like your penis, and you want to keep it, then no, you are not a transsexual, period.
Nope... Now, if you don't try to pass, or worse, if you try to not pass, then that would be an issue.
The age one transitions can be affected by many things. It proves little. The age when you became aware that something was wrong is what is important.
No, but if you do ascribe to such idiocy, you are probably trying to compensate for something.
I would say it depends on why. Some women do buy clothes in the men's department.
Huh? There are a lot of people who have NO respect for anyone's gender if they know their history. I would say it is more like, "You are not a transsexual if the majority of people who know you have no respect for your claimed gender." That is, if you act like a man, but claim to be a woman. Several excellent examples spring to mind....
No, on the other hand, if you had NO serious indications of gender issues until you were, oh say, 45....yeah, then in that case, you are full of crap if you claim to be transsexual.
Another load of crap. It is more like, "If you don't have the motivation to seek out a doctor for help." It is pretty hard to find a place where there are not free mental health clinics for those who cannot afford to pay, so "can't afford" is bogus.
This is just silly.
This sounds like someone has been hanging out with some transgender types.
That does raise some questions. Yes, some women don't share their leg or body hair. But, on the other hand, if you have facial hair, and you don't shave it, and are not trying to have it permanently removed, then you are clearly more interested in being "gender queer" and just freaking people out with you weird behavior.
Another silly claim. It is true that a lot of transsexuals don't have heavy body hair, but that is not a diagnostic criteria.
I would be more suspect if you do...
I know some who claim just the opposite.
People tend to identify with terms that may not apply until they learn better. Now, if you were an enthusiastic member of Tri-Ess or some other such group, well that would be a red flag. The first word I ever came across was "transvestite." But the more I learned about the term, the less it seemed to apply.
The issue is, are you sexually aroused BY wearing women's clothes. Put another way, what is your motivation for crossdressing?
No, the question is, how do you see yourself when you are having sex with a man. Do you want him to see you as a man? Are you willing to be the active partner during sex? That is the real issue.
The same question arises here. Do you enjoy using your penis when having sex with a woman?
No, though you might be a slut....just kidding.
That would be pretty questionable. Why would you want to???
If you are actively seeking to have sex using your penis, then it does raise some questions.
A silly claim.
Again, very absurd.
No, but if you are comfortable being seen without clothes, then it certainly raises questions.
No, lots of transsexuals do sex work. Now, if you specialize in being a top with men, that is another matter.
No, but you are possibly very luck.
I would say yes, this is very true. If transition is not that important to you, then why would you want to claim to be a transsexual? Because you think it is really cool?
No, but why would you ever want to go to such an event?
This one has some merit. If you are "out, loud, and proud" then it seems more likely you don't really want to be seen as a woman, but instead have some other issues.
No, but you are hanging out with some transgender nutcases.
Again, no, but why would you want to?
No, but it would be a bit odd.
Again, no....but if you really embrace drag it would raise questions.
No, we all do things in efforts to try to fit in before we start transition. Now, if you yell this after you have transitioned, or especially after surgery, then yes, it would raise questions.
If you do this after beginning transition, then it would again raise some very serious questions.
If you play sports as a woman, no... If you are playing as a man, after transition, then yeah, something is possibly wrong.
Well, there you have it. Clearly, this is a list put together by someone who is not transsexual, in an effort to slam true transsexuals. I would say that some of these are probably figments of Hill-Meyer's imagination. They are just too silly. Others are legitimate issues that Hilly-Meyer is quick to dismiss.
I will touch on the other silliness from Bilerico in another article.