Have have mentioned several times about that time I actually knew three or four transsexual women. I was fortunate enough to have an up close and personal look at why someone would desire to undergo SRS or not.
One of the trans women was a married engineer and was easily one of the most feminine women I had ever met- a natural, you might say. Her wife knew all of what was to happen, they had an amicable divorce and after the operation, the person actually continued her engineering career out West and got remarried to a man.
Another had already gone through all the operations and was leading a successful life as a woman but for some reason, was just "passing through" and I knew her for the briefest time. But, speaking of passing, she would visit me at my restaurant in Columbus at the time and my crew wondered who the tall woman was I "might" be cheating on my wife with.
Another was also a very feminine cross dresser when I met her, a low key attractive classy cross dresser who did decide to opt for SRS. Never knew much about her.
Finally there was the worst example of all.
Out of the four, I knew her the longest and had watch her go through the stages of cross dresser, HRT, electrolysis, etc. She was always the one in the room who had every feminine detail covered, even down to a set of false feminine teeth she wore over her real teeth. Always, every inch the society woman but never quite the "woman" at all. She never quite seemed to get the essence of the gender as the other three did. She rushed ahead though and bought her new car (vagina) and seemed to tire of it real quickly. At that point, what was next? She was now a middle aged woman loosing her looks and struggling to decide which gender she would live with. Although, she only lives 50 some miles away, I have never attempted to make contact and I do hope she is happy!
|"Andrea" Housewives of Melbourne-drag queen?|
My point is, back in the day when passing was everything, seemingly the best shortcut to achieving one's dream was SRS. The fact remained though that no amount of surgery could help some of the trans women who went through the process. I briefly chatted a couple of times with a person not so far away who had went through SRS, facial feminization I think twice and then just had to have butt implants. Really?
Maybe that's why so many of these women on all the "Housewives's Of---" Shows do look like drag queens? (In fact "Andrea" of the Housewives of Melbourne looks a lot like my final example.) Think of it this way. We are fairly sure all of these women have had their "cars" for awhile but now need constant exterior upgrades. My cross dressing friend extraordinaire always had an easy time of being the best of the CD's in room-but I always wondered if she tried to ever really play in the big girls sandbox. Hell, Andrea could be her!
So when I get blasted by a bitter "true transsexual" or whatever she happens to be calling herself at the time, I just hope she didn't just get caught up in all her own ideas or rhetoric and "jumped too fast."
The world has changed - she can't and it's sad.