Transvestites & gay 'phobes
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there's an inherent dishonesty in cross-dressing. Hiding in clothes, which I avow any vestments are liable, is cowardly, whether its done to preserve power, attract attention, display emotion, whatever.
Police, military and priests aside whose clothing also supplies designation are about the only people who come to mind who wear clothing for power. Dressing to attract attention is too huge a topic for me to have pretensions of discussing. Liking pretty boys in pretty clothes Iíve always enjoyed guys who attract attention by dressing attractively. Dressing to display emotion is for tribal peoples and sports fans. Iíve hung out with either.
Most transvestites dress up for unique satisfaction and need. It canít be escaped. It is less controllable than, say, a gay man choosing to be exclusively a top or a bottom.
Most men who crossdress donít exert power, attract attention. Any emotion they might display is seen only by their mirror. Even though most transvestites are heterosexual theyíd be laughed at or beaten up by straight men. Gay transvestites face laughter and smug disdain from straight acting gay men.
They never go out en femme in public and the only people they talk to about it are distant strangers on the internet.