Dr Haslinda Abdullah from Universiti Putra Malaysia near Kuala Lumpur Haslinda made the comments at a forum on ‘gender identity disorder,’ which was held two weeks after a court scrapped a state ban on transgender Muslim women wearing female clothes.
‘From my research, I found that there are many factors causing them to be involved with GID. Based on my experience, I had one respondent who was initially tough and handsome. It was such a loss for women,’ the Malay Mail quoted her say saying.
‘With my respondent, among the reasons he became effeminate was that he was raped, or we call it sodomized, by his own cousin… After that, he went to an all-boys boarding school.’
Haslinda said her area of study is ‘effeminate men’ but she did not give further details on her field research or its sample size…