Over the past few weeks, I’ve given a lot of thought to my other CD members here about the mindset comparison between us and them. I’ve concluded that how we judge women today, and in that we EXPECT them to “see it our way”’ and think as we think, is wrong.
So read along ladies while polishing your nails to the following editorial of my personal opinion. Comments are welcome either way.
I’m going to be 77 in a few months. Probably like many of you here, being a mature senior crossdresser, you too remember the golden age of the 50s and 60s when women looked and dressed in a much more feminine than they choose to today. This happened for a variety of reasons. It was the age of gartered stockings, girdles and under foundation, coifed hairstyles, and low to high heels every day. It was getting dressed nicely for office, work, church, or even going shopping downtown. It was the television era of Donna Reed, Father Knows Best, Harriet Nelson, and half a dozen more.
Like many others, I started secretly dressing in my early teens and by 15 to 16 was dressed and walking around in public in the neighborhood. I was a teenage girl. Oh, what a time it was…
We were all called “Transvestites” back then, and we had no idea what that term was or meant. Years later, it switched to crossdresser, and then came the new terminology “Transexual” and a half dozen other terms prefixed by Trans.
Today, from us admiring the use and wearing of makeup, skirts, dresses, wigs, and those marvelous stilettos we see it as the norm and in the excitement of expressing our femininity. We EXPECT today’s women should clearly want to do the same as us. They should see what they have missed and how they should and could look and dress better, according to our archaic ways of thinking. This is what WE Expect-and shouldn’t.
They shouldn’t and they won’t! Nor should we expect any female from their late teens to senior citizens to do so.
We are not them, and they are not us.
Today, the world of the 21st-century female is about wearing multi-ripped jeans, no makeup while out in public shopping, (save for lipstick and mascara), black leggings, or yoga tights. Sneakers, summer flip flops, sketches, or chunky ankle boots with 2” soles.
Not Our idea of how today’s woman should look –is it?
Well, it shouldn’t be. They were brought up in a different time, a different world, one with changing fashions, trends, and norms. …. I remember fondly 20 or so years ago when my “girlfriend” crossdresser and I would go out every Saturday night to an all-accepting CD-friendly neighborhood gay bar. We got to know some of the gay men and lesbian girls. One evening, I was shooting pool with this petite attractive lesbian girl who was fully aware that I was a CD, but it didn’t matter. I asked her a curious question: ”How do YOU FEEL if and when you dress up to the nines as a feminine woman in a dress or skirt, stockings, and heels?” Her reply … ”Like a Million Bucks!” ” That’s how us Crossdressers feel ALL THE TIME,” I replied.
So to wrap up this opinionated article; let’s all of us continue our own enjoyment of being our girly feminine self and thoroughly enjoy the life that we have chosen. The fabulous world of crossdressing!
And… let’s leave today’s GG’s alone and not EXPECT anything of them from our perspective of how they should and instead let them be who they are.