Sometimes I wish we could think up a better term than ” crossdressing “. The word cross infers change, or differing…. , in this case, the clothing you are expected to wear; and most people do not consider that “normal”. Now, society has finally, finally, gotten around to understanding sexuality. People can finally get Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexuality because it relates more to sex in there minds. And everybody understands sex, right?
Gender?? That is one thing I am continually trying to educate people on. Many just do not understand a mismatched gender like they do sexual preference. They see gay as gay, lesbian as lesbian, etc. with little variation. Harder to put us into a clear cut catagory. It doesn’t help that there are so many types and degrees to crossdressing, I’m sure we could separate CD’ers into several distinct groups. But that would mean … more labels. That sure doesnt help in educating the ignorant masses, does it?
I think we still have a long road ahead. Funny thing is, this does not deter me at all! Just makes me more determined to help them understand. Note: I should mention that I always wanted to get into teaching, lol, so I enjoy educating others. Sadly far too many just refuse to listen, and prefer to remain ignorant. ☹