Autogynephilia is a sexual fetish where men who are attracted to women get obsessed with a fantasy of themselves as a woman. It appears to account for most of the high profile M-to-F ex-men, but that fact has been kept hushed up for years, with disastrous effects on naive adolescents who aren’t autogynephilic. Ray Blanchard of the U. of Toronto retweets somebody who says he’s autogynephilic who makes a lot of sense on the topic:
Ray Blanchard Retweeted
As a man with an AGP orientation, I have been well aware of my sexual orientation since I was a teenager and its importance as the main etiological cause of transsexuality. Yet, in this trans craze, it is mostly ignored when the reality is so clear. I think I know why.
Most transwomen have interpersonal AGP: the sexual attraction to the fantasy of being perceived by other people as women. Thus, they want others to say they are women and insist on the idea that “transwomen are women”. Pronouns are vital for their sexual gratification.
However, the recognition of the reality that they are men with a specific form of paraphilic sexuality breaks down the sexual fantasy that they are women. Thus, denying their sexual gratification. Thus, it is impossible for them to admit that AGP drives their transsexualism.
Homosexual non-conforming males often adopt identities such as “travesti” in Brazil and “ladyboys” in Thailand, but they never claim they are literally women: It is the interpersonal AGP types who claim to be women due to their sexual orientation
Thus, the whole “gender identity” ideology is driven by an interpersonal AGP desire among males who are essentially heterosexual men. They want to compete in female sports because it allows them to live the fantasy that they are recognized by society as females.
This mass of young people (who are mostly homosexuals, but some males are AGP) of both sexes that are being persuaded by this ideology that they have the mind of the opposite sex are casualties made to create the sexual fantasy of a few middle-aged men with interpersonal AGP.
I don’t know who this person is, but autogynephilic fetishists are often highly logical. Scott Alexander cited a study of late onset ex-men who averaged a 128 IQ.
It’s really bad for a small number of high IQ men to mislead lots of impressionable children for the sake of their fetish.