Monday, August 27, 2007
Prevalence of Transsexuals in Society
According to research, as many as one in 100,000 women and one in 30,000 men believe themselves to have been born in a body with the wrong gender.
One in 30,000 strikes me as an astoundingly high number for men.
Just to give you an idea of what this ratio means, at every home game for Manchester United, statistically there are 2 men in the capacity crowd of 67,000 at Old Trafford who believe that they actually should have been born as a woman. At the next England home game, there will be 3 blokes who, deep down, think they really should be birds cheering on Wayne Rooney and the rest of the team.
Two or three isn't that many in absolute terms, but (I think you will agree) it's still more than you might expect.
However the upside is that as a Fulham fan I can be totally secure in my own gender. The capacity at Craven Cottage is only 23,000.