I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body. - Elayne BooslerI have been thinking about whether things are easier for men for a few weeks then I see this on the Postsecret blog.
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:10 PM
Subject: Life is easier
I am a medical student who recently heard a doctor who works with people who are going through gender reassignments. The (male) doctor said that as part of the pre-surgery counseling, he always asks the male-to-female patients if they are ready to give up their privileged-male status in society. He said the patients often come back to him after they have completed their transition into a female. They tell him that they didn’t realize how significant the privileged-male status is.
It does seem odd when you put it like that. I don't dispute what is being claimed, and yet many born males feel better becoming female and feel perfectly natural (admittedly the language is a bit simplistic but I hope you get the point).