You've still got a little "man" in you...

One of the things I hate about telling people I'm transgender is that they seem to automatically then assume that every characteristic or trait that I have that does not conform to a stereotypical female is because I'm transgender.

For example, last week, my spouse was looking particularly smashing in an outfit she was wearing and I complimented her by telling her that she looked "hot" and looking her over approvingly.  My mother in law (hereinafter MIL) commented, "Denise, you still have a little "man" in you".  Now, I really love MIL; she's a sweet old lady.  But that comment totally annoyed me.  I retorted (I hope not too meanly), "Well, possibly, especially if you assume that one woman cannot be attracted to another."

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