Many enjoy the TV program, Transparent, about a father who decides to dress as a woman. When a man makes that choice, it naturally bothers straight people, as well as many confused gays. The fact that the transgendered male isn’t always gay just adds to the confusion.
The actual determination of the subject is that we all must play a role in life, sometimes by the accident of birth or later when we have a choice to select our distinctive images and clothing. It goes back to those who chose to or were born to be tribal chieftains, priests, pashas, princesses, princes, kings, actors or singers.
We all start out as helpless, sexless infants at the mercy of strict social rules. Then there can be personal choices that determine how we’ll portray ourselves as adults. Is a man who decides to dress up as a woman that much different than one, because of the accident of royal birth, wears fancy robes, crowns and bemedalled uniforms?
Shakespeare said it best:
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.