One of the first things I learned was when I entered the feminine world was how I lost almost all of my relevance when talking to men. I remember vividly jumping head long into a conversation one night with three men and getting totally patronized. I thought “Oh! Is this the way it is going to be?” Well, it was…and worse. Soon I learned I had lost most of my intelligence too.
After I had transgender transitioned into the world for awhile, I learned the truth. The idea men run the world is a myth, except for Washington. And, how is that working for us? As I absorbed what I needed to live as a woman, I learned the feminine rules I would need to survive in the real world. In other words what women did to talk around men or how they would bide their time until they got their way. The two “P’s” of my new life became all too real. Passive aggressiveness and patience. Both were needed to get by in my new life.
So it may indeed be a man’s world but women run it.
Sometimes I wonder what a person like Grae Phillips would think? Did he ever become so engrossed with being a female impersonator that he lost any perspective about being male at all. Or did presenting himself as a guy presenting as a woman provide him with the publicity to build a career? Since he does not read Cyrsti’s Condo that I know of, I will never know.
Speaking of Grae, Connie had her own take on Phillips career being an entertainer herself:
” My guess is that his act is no longer relevant. Also, age is not a woman’s best friend – especially in the entertainment industry. Shows like “Dragrace” have taken the novelty to an extreme, and this is (to paraphrase) no country for old queens. Not that Grae was ever really a drag queen, but that could be part of the problem of relevance today. Most likely, though, the whole act lost relevance for him. After all, he says that he only did the female impersonation because he was getting nowhere in show biz as a male performer.
As a singer, myself, I can only dream of having a voice in such a high register as Grae’s. Still, unless I wanted to do a full-on drag act, there is not much call for a transgender woman singer these days. Of course, I don’t see myself as anything other than a trans woman who sings, and I only want to be seen as that, as well. Even if I am, though, it’s tough to be convincing when I’m a 68-year-old singing “Making Whoopie.” I imagine that it would be the same for a female impersonator, too.”
Good point! Thanks.