Page1.- The week that was-or wasn't. For no particular reason (like so many other things in my noggin), last week we discussed interactions between transgender women and transgender men and even journeyed into the lesbian culture too. I went into my theories on a very complex subject and received several thoughtful replies from your end. Including this one from Diane Michelle Ryan:
Love your Blog. I have never had an problem with older lesbians but younger ones can look at us with tuff looks. I live in the Bay Area & see a lot of FTM's out here.
Thanks Diane!!!! You are right and I think the younger butch's or "soft studs" are in a situation where they "out" and "feeling their oats" so to speak. Perhaps the "tuff looks" we see are a reflection of that and the older lesbians have mellowed. Several I know have worked through the "how you identify" stage into the "person you are" stage.
In no order of importance, came this comment which spoke to the possibility of trans guys and trans women interacting and growing with each other. From Shelli Anne Mulka:
I'm a transwoman myself and know three transmen fairly well. One of them and I go out for a dinner and a movie every month or so and really enjoy being a "couple'. It gives us each a chance to "fine-tune" our image to the real world, and we often end up laughing about each of us "running in opposite directions and side-swiping each other". It gives us a feeling of mutuality which might even lead to romance some day, a concept that really doesn't bother me all that much ! We just may have as much in common as most couples, who can say? Peace & Love, Shelli Anne
Peace and love to you Shelli Anne! I find it very interesting when you look into the dynamics of a trans woman/man relationship. I have two friends who went on a very bumpy ride. I think through no fault of their own, both were experiencing natural changes during their transition and will come out of the process as difference people than at the beginning. Difficult to negotiate at the best!
Page 2.- Trans dar! "Oh no she dident"- Go there again! We indeed did go there again here in the Condo. I asked the question, what would you do if you had the chance to speak to another cross dresser or transgender woman you had never met before:
Again, we received several quality responses including Jen Smith: If my trans-dar goes off I do often glance casually her/his way, and if we make eye contact I just give a slight friendly smile as I would to anyone.
I really just make the glance to see what I can learn (good or bad) from how she is presenting.
My T-dar is almost always on and I think that the same is true for my wife but I sense her acute sensitivity towards potential T-folk may be due in part to her over all sensitivity to everything in her environment as well as having lived with me for all these years. I tend to think that most people tend to be oblivious to the fact that we live among them.
Of course Pat, my warped sense of humor loved the "we live among them" comment as a Halloween reference to Vampires - where she was going anyhow:
Last year we were simple spectators at the Asbury Park Zombie walk. While there I gave a pint of blood at the bloodmobile outside the legendary Stone Pony. I just got a mailer from the blood bank about this year's Zombie walk. I think that perhaps my wife and I may do the dual ghoul walk and perhaps she would consent to me doing it in fem. I will be planning to give another pint of blood so it would be interesting to be a guy dressed as a dead woman getting my blood drained in broad daylight.
The Back Page.- As they say in the "old country" (where I live) we are out of space, time and maybe luck! Thanks for stopping by the Condo and especially participating! I get sooo tired of asking my dog!