"Better to be an intact man functioning with 100 percent capacity for everything than to be a transsexual woman who is an imperfect woman.�"
So said Renee Richards, who most would be aware of as THAT tennis player who in 1975 had her "sex-change," lived life in the limelight and when the light faded, began her life of regrets.
I think the purpose of this blog by me, is to accentuate the fact that transitioning is not for everyone, it is not for many but for those few who have this deep need to live their life without hiding behind a facade that is excruciatingly painful and are prepared, if needs be, to lose everything and everybody, in becoming the person they believe themselves to be, then becoming an "imperfect woman" is a thousand times better than being, on the outside perhaps, a perfect man.
It's a silly term for us anyway, I know, because we are all here because of one simple fact, we have a dissonance with being and living as a man, or more correctly, as a male.
But are the many of us, really able to mentally cope with the world seen through the eyes of a man as they look into the eyes of a woman.
Few men will admit to their feeling of superiority as a male because it is not a conscious thought, it is empowered into them from the day of their birth.
I'm not going to tell the journey I have taken, here, it is well documented and it is not important, in the context of this story.
What is important, is the road that you decide to take for yourself, is one that you have determined you can live with because the probability but not necessarily the inevitibility, of you living as a second-class citizen and from that, a life of regret for your decision, is not the odds that a betting person would enjoy.
But then, " Only the strong transition" and to do this thing, for you, is a mark of a mentally strong person, one who will, at long last say, " I am worth this sacrifice, to become a better person."
Personally, I will take being an imperfect woman any day of the week.
Male privilege is alive and kicking, but as I say in my Skype intro, " It might be a man's world but it sure is sweeter being a woman."