Around here in Cyrsti's Condo of course we have literally kicked around the idea of how "admirers" and other men react to transgender women or cross dressers. What we haven't discussed much is how genetic women react to us. Are we really "sisters"?
Yes, of course we are. If you compare us as "sisters" we are no different than many genetic women and their "blood" sisters. I can't begin to tell you the number of women I knew over the years who were as different as night and day to their sisters.
I believe we interact on a "sister" level and share many of the same concerns as genetic women if they like it or not. We have the same security, interaction and appearance issues, to name a few. In fact, transgender women experience all of those on a much larger scale. We have to work harder to present feminine, communicate feminine and we all know how in certain places in the United States and around the world, trans people are considered expendable.
In my case, I believe what nature didn't give me in the genetal area as a trans woman, she gave back to me with my knowledge of both genders. So, I'm secure with what I bring to the table as I interact with my genetic "sisters".
First, I don't threaten any of a woman's core instincts. I have entered her "sandbox" and she doesn't have to deal with any male ego or sexual tension. I'm firmly entrenched on her "turf". Second, women "don't have to hate me because I'm beautiful" and I do my best to dress "feminine appropriate" everywhere I go and try to never force any issue.
What happens is many women are intrigued that I am more than just a "guy in a dress" and obviously have entered some sort of androgynous world.. All of the sudden, the word transgender is not so hard for me to explain, for them to grasp and the fun begins. Unlike men, who have the ultra paranoia about someone switching teams, women wonder why you want to join their team. What's your angle, how much do you know about playing on the team and "oh yeah" there is still that question of the pesky male life you used to live. What's up with all of that?
So you see, we really are "sisters". We have discussed here in "the Condo" how the majority of transgender persons and cross dressers have interacted with more women than men our entire lives - We know more than a little of how the process works. Just enough to make us dangerous.
The difference becomes as you transition more and more into the genetic feminine world, they pull out all the stops. You tossed your guy self in the trash. Now you have to be ready for the ground floor course at how sisters really react.