On one hand I think I know and on the other I'm just as clueless as they are. I do know way back in the day, I experienced a form of it in the earliest transvestite "mixers" I attended. Those times of course were in the "social media dark ages." Now of course, anyone with the basic knowledge and the equipment can "spread their gospel" or "grind their axes" or just comment on others. Including me of course.
Fortunately, I am mellowing in my old age and take most of what I see and read from the so called self anointed "experts" in our community with a grain of salt. Then again, I do have a few old wounds which still haven't healed.
It's a pretty simple deal with me. If someone lodges a personal attack "just another old guy on hormones" rather than "Cyrsti, I hate your stupid ideas", I react differently. .Certainly the first person needs to just go away- but the second- sure, they could be right! I always have to be careful though that I attribute the ideas I just pass along and if you and I were chatting over an adult beverage in person, I may say some things I don't totally embrace just to see your reaction and a discussion. Can't do that with the written word easily!
"Cyrsti's Condo" may have started life as a rather one dimensional look at many of the crazy things I did as I searched for my identity. But quickly though, it grew to opinion and news. More so even, than my trials and errors with style, fashion, make up and hair.
Finally, after all these years, I'm pretty fearless when I do wade into the T-girls sandbox. The only real reason is I am increasingly secure in my own body and skin. I attempt to constantly remind all of you I write about it as a process- not bragging and if you have read my "Stiletto's on Thin Ice" book, you know why I don't put myself on any pedestals. For most of my 65 years, the ice was damn thin!
But! For "kicks and giggles" here are some of my negative thoughts of why a trans terf (or Nazi) may not like you:
- You haven't lived as long as a transgender person as they have.
- You don't have as many operations as they have, or have taken as many HRT meds.
- You don't look as good as them.
- You haven't carried your male ego with you transitioning like they have
- You made the right decision and they didn't.
- Finally, NEVER act like you are enjoying your life-they will be jealous!"
It's amazing how some things never/haven't changed.