Q1:Do you feel attitude and expectations Filipino culture has for female gender roles have affected the expectations held for, and opinions of Bakla culture? Do you think that this is why Perez calls to baklas to “recognize they were born biologically male and to stop feminizing his features/behaviors.”
Q2: The bakla is expected to “like a woman, he must suffer, but unlike a woman he must pay.” Has anyone experienced /or heard of this double standard in the American transgender world of being expected to pay the price of both roles?
Q2: How does the “process of unfurling the cape” compare to coming out. What are the benefits and cons of each of the processes. Which do you think is a more productive process in the long run. Can they even be compared?