21h45 UTC; MONDAY, 6 JANUARY 2014: For such among the Elmer Gantryite religiopolitical element who insist that transvestite and transsexual students in our Dear Lovely Nation's public schools are to be seen as some class of a Clear and Present Moral Threat to Otherwise Right-Thinking and "Normal" Students (especially so such seeing themselves as Bible-Believing Christians), especially through acts, deeds or exploits tending to gang violence or small-scale terrorism, Your Correspondent calls to your Notice and Attention the following item from the January 1922 number of the legendary Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang (via Archive.org, in case anybody asks) as appeared under the title "They Named the Soap After Him":
In Dr. W. A. Evans' column in the Minneapolis Journal, "A. G. M." writes, under the heading of the Artistic Sex:

"I have a son, seventeen years old, who is and has been for ten years, obsessed with a strange desire. He wants and feels that he ought to be a girl. Ever since he was seven years old, and probably before, although I had never noticed it, he has thought of himself as a girl, acted like one, desired to be regarded as a girl, and has, whenever he could worn girls' clothing.

"His mother and I had a terrific struggle to allow his hair to be cut like a boys', when he was six or seven years old. He withstood us until he was nearly ten, when, for the sake of peace, he consented to have it bobbed. Up to that time he had worn it in a great mass of curls, away down over his shoulders, regardless of the ridicule of his playmates. He wore his hair bobbed until two years ago, when he finally had it cut after a fashion similar to other boys. This is just one incident, but it may serve to show you something of his frame of mind. He attended a gymnasium class until he was fourteen, and he invariably wore bloomers and a bow of ribbon in his hair.

"In fact, he is far more at home in girls' clothing than he is in boys', for he has always insisted on wearing dresses and gowns when in the house. His bedroom is a real girl's boudoir, with dressing table, powder puff, etc. He has as few boys' clothes as he can get along with for going out. Playing with dolls was his favorite amusement until he was about thirteen. He is about five feet eleven and one-half inches tall, good looking and posessed of a remarkably good mind. He never has given any signs of mental deficiency, unless you term what I have above described as mental deficiency, or rather insanity. I would be grateful if you would tell me your opinion.
"

(Dr. Evans' answer): This is a case of third or intermediate sexism. You will find a fair amount of literature on the subiect. Such subiects are not in any sense feeble-minded. In fact, many of them are exceptionally bright. As a rule the stage, music or painting offers the best fields for men and women of this group.
(It ought be worth noting that there was a popular brand of bath soap at the time called Fairy Soap, whose slogan was "Have you a little Fairy in your home?" In time, "fairy" became a colloquialism for "transvestite" or, in time, "homosexual" which, in some instances, can cause offence.)

To which "Capt. Billy" (Capt. Willard H. Fawcett) "himself" rejoindered:
Wonder what our friends of the theatre think of Dr. Evans' advice? Probably they would feel the same way as Army officials felt towards certain chiefs of police who paroled the bums and the crooks on condition they join the Army.
(Which was probably the practice during both World Wars, especially in smaller communities.)

"Another small house is finished in the next block"
(to Engrishfy the closing remarks on every episode of
Vic and Sade through the years)

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