Born in the Wrong Body

Psychology (Humanities), 1928

Thinking like a girl when you’re a boy. Doing boy stuff if you’re a girl. Being upset about it because… society.

The concept of the mind and body being separate has been with us since Greek times as Mind-Body Dualism. It’s also the concept in philosophy of Soma (body) and Psyche (mind). The expression finds its modern routes in “sexologist” Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s theory of “Sexual Inversion” which was included on his large list of seriously disturbing sexual behaviour.