So I am well in to my transition and sometimes I am still taken back by the differences in how I am treated in certain situations. We all know thr stories of how some mechanics (not knocking anyone here) take advantage of women because they assume they do not know anything about cars. While this might be an exaggeration it is amazing how different people treat me when I do something like taking my car in for simple repairs.
Before transition they offered explanations and talked to me. Even without knowing I know my way around an engine... Now its definitely different. Its more talking at me. The conversation is full of warnings and... well I just need to trust them.
Stereotyping is natural... I understand that but it can interesting when you are in the unique situation like us trans men and women to be able to experience them from both sides.