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Offline Traveler

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If this should go somewhere else please move it.

I was just thinking...
How many bearded ladies were actually guys with advanced Gynecomastia? Seems like gyne is far more prevalent in guys than women with facial hair. And where are the historical records of men with breasts? Is this only a recent development? Your thoughts?

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/forum/index.php?topic=35819.0

Offline Dudewithboobs

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I was watching Greatest Showman last year and thought the same it’s tough to wonder when feeling your chest grow and seeing a bearded woman and going I wonder if that is actually a dude. Cause I’m the circus and such they aren’t talking they aren’t singing and giving speeches. I’m sure especially then the anomaly of a bearded woman was just as much so as a man with significant breast growth. In the end I’m sure it was a bearded woman as it isn’t a crazy thought for women to have a condition that grows male hair patterns. I’d say just as likely as a woman growing significantly female pattern breast development. 


Interesting thought nonetheless you are right. 

Offline Traveler

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I took a look at historical photos of bearded ladies and I can’t say that they’re very feminine. Fairly masculine really. Kinda supports my thoughts.

Offline Johndoe1

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Maybe the circus Bearded Ladies were men, but bearded ladies are a real thing. Where we have too much estrogen and some of us have feminine features, they have too much androgen and have male features. Their beards are our breasts. I suspect they go through many of the same emotional anxieties that we do and some may have a "blue haze" comparable to our "pink haze.". But they seem to handle their hirsutism better than we handle our gynecomastia. I see many women have publicly embraced their facial hair where hardly any men have publicly embraced their breasts in the same way. I suspect it is harder for them since beards are hard to hide compared to breasts. I have a lot of respect for them and what they have to go through knowing how it feels to be a public spectacle and trying be "normal" when clearly that's impossible.

Offline Dudewithboobs

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Agree. And like a sport bra or comfort bra that gives little compression but doesn't project. So does a shaved face with foundation and concealer to mask stubble or shadow. I have seen women with stubble or where they have shaved slightly for a mustache or goatee where it seems to come in more than along the side of the face and can't tell 10 feet away but face to face you can see the make up a bit caked on to hide it. I assume this is similar to a man wearing a sports bra or t shirt bra with patterns or pockets. 10 feet away you cant tell he has a bra on, face to face or side to side you might go hmmm i think bob has something extra there. I'd imagine it's easier for women cause society says don't mock women be kind be gentle be this and that to protect feelings and emotions vs men it's normal to do whatever one can do to embarrass and put down if something is noticed cause "boys will be boys". 

Offline MarcoB

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I came upon this video a day or two before this topic was started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z6bL7yReJY
It was easy to find again by going to YouTube.com and entering "woman growing a beard" in YouTube's search bar.  It gave lots of other relevant results too.

Offline davidinno

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This is a very interesting topic.  It reminded me of a story my grandmother told me decades ago about when she was growing up in Illinois (early in the 20th century).  She told me that there was a lady in her town who was a recluse because she had a beard and looked very masculine.  Apparently she was brought up as a girl but acquired male external characteristics as she matured and found it easier to deal with life as a hermit.  I assume she was intersex, back when such a thing was unknown.  This kind of puts our two pointy problems in perspective, I think.  We indeed live in an enlightened age.


 

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