Now crossdressing, that is a pejorative of a different color! I know many of us use it. It's a rung on a ladder so to speak. Popular, but oh so miss leading and derogatory. Here is what that would evokes in Tom and Jane Public; Male, perverse, sexual deviant, child molester, closeted creep, sexual addict that can't find a woman, masterbation material, mentally deficient. A little better today when I came out to friends with my transgender/Janegirl story, better that is because they are liberal and their reaction was, "oh, you're ONLY a crossdresser!" (Slam head on table).
Validity as a person of unique quality because of my gender fluidity is important to me as it should be to all of you. The continuation of cast levels in our transgender performance does not help anyone reach their fullest potential. It stagnates and constrains what should be normal gender fluidity for all people of any sex, sexual expressio or gender identity. We need to learn that their isn't and should not be a fence between anyone. Crossdress is just a big fence.