Do people dislike crossdressers? Or is it just people get confused about them and Trans?
Okay Anon, I am not a good person to ask so I’m also going to tag my good buddies tortle, bendragon-cumbersmaug, and kereellis because they’re smarter than I am. I’ll reblog anything they add so you get a good answer uwu
Basically, from my own personal experience, the answer to both questions is “yes”.
I know a lot of cisgender, white, hetero males who view crossdressers as “traps” and are generally really disgusted with crossdressers/drag queens. I also know that it really skews the image people have when it comes to transwomen…because of drag queens being so prominent in pop culture people immediately assume transwomen are just men dressing like women. And that’s not a good thing.
That’s really all I know on the subject so, hopefully, either Jay, Jazi, or Chris can add to this for me because they teach me everything.
Anything that isn’t considered the “normal” binary two-genders-only-biology-matters is disliked, no matter if it’s a man that enjoys wearing clothing designated feminine (gendering clothing is so silly, much like assigning gender to toys or candies) or if it’s a transwoman wearing what she wants and people misgender her and call her a man. That’s just how society is, unfortunately.
I also would like to point out that the idea of “traps” is a very harmful thing because often it implies that trans people are dressing as the “opposite” gender in order to intentionally surprise people by not having the genitals they were assumed to have. Only saying this cos Teet mentioned it in her reply and I wanted to make this clear for the anon (and anybody reading this) as a sort of added note.
Thank you, Chris!