Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Bras and Balloons

His, Hers & Ours Dept.

I mentioned Monday how I was fooled by an email advertisement for His & Her bras. Mikki sent me an antidote for my foolishness: a company that specializes in bras for women with small breasts that is reaching out to the trans community. Click here to read all about it. 

Not To Do List Dept.

I am a womanless beauty pageant snob. Here is a list of things that cause me to discount a contestant in a womanless beauty pageant.

๐Ÿ‘  Facial hair

๐Ÿ‘  Leg hair

๐Ÿ‘  Arm hair especially underarm hair (yuck!)

๐Ÿ‘  Male haircut (rather than wearing a wig or styling male hair in a feminine manner)

๐Ÿ‘  Cheap Halloween wig

๐Ÿ‘  Male footwear

๐Ÿ‘  Bare feet

๐Ÿ‘  Flip-flops

๐Ÿ‘  Fondling his fake breasts or worse, fondling another contestant’s fake breasts

๐Ÿ‘  Balloons as fake breasts that are clearly visible as balloons

๐Ÿ‘  Acting like a buffoon


Wearing Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper


Rachel
Rachel out and about ordering a drink

Monday, June 28, 2021

Daily email delivery of Femulate

In July, Feedburner, the email delivery system we use for daily email delivery of this blog will discontinue email delivery. So, if you subscribe to Femulate via Feedburner, email delivery of the blog will stop.

I am looking for a substitute and will let you know when I find one.

Breaking News: Supreme Court gives victory to transgender student who sued to use bathroom

 Read all about it here on CNN.

His & Her

I received this email ad Saturday morning and it sure caught my attention!

Everyday I receive an email ad from Hanes.com, but this was the first time I ever saw Hanes selling His & Her bras. Even the model in the ad was androgynous enough to go along with the His & Her pitch.

I was excited to discover this breakthrough for girls like us until I scrolled down to unveil the His portion of the ad, which was selling traditional male underwear.

And so it goes.


Source: ShopBop
Wearing byTiMo


Tami
Tami out and about shopping in New Hope, Pennsylvania

Friday, June 25, 2021

Stana by the Sea


Out en femme ten years ago with my friend Diana, she drove us to the shore where we met three other friends to dine at Skipper's Dock in Stonington, which juts out into Stonington Harbor off Fishers Island Sound. The weather was perfect and we ate outdoors on the dock.

After eating, three of us walked around the picturesque town window-shopping, photographing, touring (Old Lighthouse Museum) and desserting on ice cream cone. The photo accompanying this post is me standing by the town docks trying to pick up sailors (LOL).

A cool antique shop with jewelry in its window attracted my attention. I went inside and I asked the friendly proprietor if she had any clip-on earrings for sale. She brought out two displays of clip-ons and I purchased a gold art deco pair that "called my name."

The proprietor also educated me about foam clip-on earring cushions. I bought a bag of cushions and she slipped a pair on my purchase, which I wore the rest of the day without any slippage, pinching, and the best part, no after-marks.

Late in the afternoon, we drove back to Diana’s home where we freshened-up. Then we headed out to a meet-and-greet of the Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO), an LGBT chamber of commerce.

I had already met some of the attendees at the Transgender Health and Law Conference two months ago, but most of the two dozen were new faces. I met and chatted with the majority of them.

Diana and I were the only trans people there and we were representing the Connecticut Transadvocacy Coalition (CTAC). Actually, Diana was more representative than me, as she is a veteran transgender activist, whereas I am a volunteer doing what I can to help the cause.

By 7:30 PM, we were both tired from a long day and parted ways.



Source: Venus
Wearing Venus

Carollyn Olson
Carollyn Olson out and about

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

What’s going on?

I have been an interested observer of the gender revolution for over 50 years. And it seems to me that today, more males want to be females than ever before and they are doing something about it.

Today, males are crossdressing with great abandon. 

Wig sellers claim that males are their biggest customers after cisgender women who need wigs for medical reasons. Similarly, males are the biggest customers for breast forms following woman who need forms for medical reasons.

Foundation sellers claim that males are their biggest customers for girdles and corsets – womenswear that were almost history, but have been brought back to life by the demand of males who are getting into female shape. 

Although, the majority of middle-aged and senior crossdressing males are still closeted, there is a growing minority, who are out and about experiencing the world as “weekend women.” And there is a subset, who have abandoned the male life altogether and are living full-time as females. As a result, consultants teaching males how to be females is a booming business.

Meanwhile, our female peers are less likely to present themselves in a classic feminine manner. Slacks and trousers have replaced skirts and dresses. Shorter, simpler haircuts are popular and many mature women have abandoned cosmetics as a frivolity rather than a necessity. Do middle-aged and senior crossdressing males miss the “classic feminine” females and are trying to fill the gap themselves? 

Younger crossdressing males are less closeted than their older sisters. They grew up in an era when crossdressing was more mainstream and more acceptable. They are often encouraged (or at least, not discouraged) to crossdress by their female peers, just as their mothers encouraged them in womanless beauty pageants that seem to be an integral part of 21st Century school life.

As more and more females become the breadwinners and relegate their husbands to househusbandry, there are cases where the male embraces the wifely role by crossdressing either voluntarily or by force from their spouse. Male housewife crossdressing is a very small segment of the gender revolution, but it does exist and if we believe that the “future is female,” it is likely to occur more frequently in the coming days.

The transsexual population is growing, too. The old joke (Question: What is the difference between a crossdresser and a transsexual? Answer: Two years) is not a joke. Many males find that crossdressing is a stepping-stone to transsexuality and today, it is easier than ever to get the hormones and surgery for a sex change. (As compared to the “good old days” when you had to live full-time as a female for a year before the doc would write you a prescription for hormones and beyond.)

Every week, another celebrity comes out as transsexual, transgender, gender fluid, etc. Trans people are showing up in films, television shows, as well as in the commercials that pay for the television shows. We are more mainstream than ever. And now we have the support of the federal government, so we are not going to fade away despite the wishes of the so-called “Christian” evangelicals.

So that’s what’s going on. The next question is “Where’s it going?” In the future, will you ask a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up – a girl or a boy?”



Source: Moda Operandi
Wearing Moda Operandi


Nancy Ng
Nancy Ng dining in a Benihana-style eatery

Monday, June 21, 2021

A B C D

My Father's Day self-gift

I have “boobs.” 

It is likely that gynecomastia is the cause, but I never sought medical advice because as a femulator, I am happy with my breasts. Why mess with success?

Over 20 years ago, I had a bra-fitting and it turned out that I had B cup breasts. But during the past six months, I noticed that my breasts seemed to be getting bigger. So I used a tape measure and an online bra size calculator to determine the current size. The results were surprising: I now have D cups!

The change is not due to weight gain. I weigh almost 30 pounds less than what I weighed when I had B cups measured. 

My D cups are probably due to the decrease in testosterone that most 70-year-old girls like me experience. I wonder what other feminine characteristics await me!



Source: Unique Vintage
Wearing Unique Vintage



Michelle
Michelle takes home a “find” from the California Historical Radio Society open house.