Thank you for your kind words, Regan. I do consider there’s some small privilege in the perspective being trans confers that allows us to speak with some authority when it comes to gender.
Your friend’s position is interesting because the mainstream perception is that he’s traded up and escaped oppression. But he knew it growing up and now sees, I’m sure, some of the viler misogyny perpetrated by men when they’re not policed. He has quite the heavy task in calling out such in his fellow men.
Love to you both.