chapter  10
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MULTIPLE PERSONALITY ORDER: AN ALTERNATE PARADIGM FOR UNDERSTANDING CROSS-GENDER EXPERIENCE

A fe w months ago, I had a telephone call from a prospective client who was a member of [he Educational1\! Channel, or ETVC, the San Francisco Bay Area's principal male-to-female (MTF) cross-gender group. The person wanted to know why, wnsidering how important I fin d Juliette, my own principal femme persona, I was not transsexuaL I explained that, important 3S she is and important as her contributions arc ro the whole structure of my personality, Juliette does not control a large enough portion of my inner life that she can effectively command my outer life.