Originally posted at My Path to Power
Men do not know and cannot know what it feels like to be a woman. Anything they come up with is, by definition, a man’s conception of the alleged feeling and not a woman’s reality.
Women don’t “feel like” women, for one thing.
There have been many times when my ex tried to “prove” that I identify as a woman because I wear eyeliner (infrequently, at that) or have been seen in a dress.
But the way that I “present” is merely in service to getting by in the world. I can assure you that if I lived on a desert island, or even in a commune populated by women only, I would never send a blazer to a dry cleaner again.
Every person dresses to get by in the world, even as one person’s assessment of how to best do that differs from another’s. People wear clothes for reasons, whether those clothes are typical or atypical for their sex.
What would be the point in dressing in a way other than in service to one’s goals or comfort?
Why wear a space suit on a date? Or a bikini to a welding job? Or cuff links to a mud wrestling match?
What does it mean when a man dresses in a way that actually sabotages his goals?