Since medically transitioning from male to female, I get treated differently. Not because I am trans, but because I no longer have the privledges that I once had when I lived my life as a male.
I believe that a lot of trans girls don't think about or prepare themselves for ALL of the changes they are experiencing and undergoing. A majority focus too much of their energy on the physical and aesthetic changes, not enough on the mental and emotional changes and hardly any on the social changes, which is vital to do when learning how to adapt to living amongst society as a woman.
Sexism is so deeply imbedded into today's society that half the time some people don't even realise that they are being sexist or misogynistic.
I was completely naive when I started experiencing the shift in how society treated me, now that I am living as a woman. I subconsciously accepted that I would be treated as inferior to the opposite sex. I ignored the fact that men were degrading and disrespecting me, and just tried to accept that this is how women were treated.
But by allowing that to happen, by not speaking up, by letting myself be disrespected and treated as less-than, I was only disrespecting myself. I was giving them permission to see me as unequal... and that's when I remembered that I have a voice, and a powerful one at that. Just as we all do.
Men and women are not treated as equal. That is a fact. Should we be? Yes! 100%. Are we? No. Are we ever going to be? I hope so, but I don't know.
I will not be treated as less than ANY man OR woman (as well as anybody who identifies as non-binary, just to keep it fair and equal.)
It took me a while to adapt and adjust to being a woman in society, but now that I can see things for how they really are, I consider myself a feminist. Not an extremist, but I wholeheartedly support the advocacy for women's rights to ensure that both men and women (and everybody in between) are treated equally.
I am 25 year old trans woman who is just as equal as you, in every single way. Not because I am trans, not because I am a women, but because I am a human being! We all deserve equal respect and the same fair treatment.