I lived as a woman but presented as masculine as I could to feel somewhat comfortable in my own skin.
I knew she was going to be unhappy because the one thing we fought about was that I was too masculine.
The baby,” Badinter wrote, “is the best ally of masculine domination.
mid-14c., "belonging to the male grammatical gender;" late 14c., "of men, male," from Old French masculin "of the male sex" (12c.), from Latin masculinus "male, of masculine gender," from masculus "male, masculine; worthy of a man," diminutive of mas (genitive maris) "male person, male," of unknown origin. Meaning "having the appropriate qualities of the male sex, manly, virile, powerful" is first attested 1620s. As a noun from mid-15c.
masculine mas·cu·line (mās'kyə-lĭn)
Of or relating to men or boys; male.
Suggestive or characteristic of a man.