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Making It In A Man's World

Quite the question right?
All that male "privilege" we so gladly gave up-how's that workin' for ya?
I can't speak for all of you but if I did, probably most of you would say it's a learning process but you are doing the best you can.
Some would argue it's not a man's world after all and how about you FtM trans men who are ready to enter it?
The best argument is that it's a gender world and becoming more and more so.
I have a grandson who tanked an important placement test basically because his older sister did so well on it.
Sure, if you are blessed with those model like good looks that most genetic women aren't blessed with; maybe you would have a sort of female privilege.
In the meantime making it in the gender world is a real effort. Almost everything comes at you from a different angle.
The biggest different angle is when you find how much of a women's world it is. Since you have decided to enter their world, you are fair game. The good part is most of the women I have encountered have been wonderful. The fact remains though some of the ugliest moments I can remember have come from female encounters and women are much meaner to each other than men are.
As you learn to make it in a man's world...don't forget the gender who runs the show. Women.
cyrsti cyrsti 61-65, T 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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What you say is quite true. Women often have the "claws out" when it comes to competing.I have a young friend who is a model with genetic good looks and even that doesn't bring her privilege automatically. You have to be number one to get that.

I was fortunate to have worked in predominately female work spots and learned the "layers" of feminine competition.
How fierce the "alphas" were about defending their turf and the whole scene.
The so called passive aggressive female approach just isn't so "passive"!
I agree with you 100%