When I first got the email about this project and read the introduction and the questions/scenarios I thought to myself that these were all issues for straight men and as a gay man I didn’t think this applied to me. But, I decided not to respond right away and let the issues percolate. After giving it a lot of thought I realized that these issues could apply to people in an relationship: gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transsexual, and the list could go on.
But none of that addressed the issue at hand: Men’s Fear of Women. I can be a little dense at times, so I may not be calling to mind situations with women that relate to me personally. However, it still seems to me that these are basically issues for straight men. I would be interested to see how other people who are not straight men view the issues raised, as well as seeing more input from straight men.
I think it would be fascinating to get the viewpoints of male to female and female to male transpersons, especially those who have been in relationship with men and women when they were living or trying to live the role assigned to them at birth and how they view these issues after transitioning.