When one lives it
One gets very accustomed to living mostly female and people can tell because they are more relaxed around you which then calms your own spirit in return. I also get treated differently sometimes such as recently when a gentleman let me go ahead of him in line at the grocery store because I had so few items. Women also smile at me much more and I will get the occasional compliment from them. The amount of women friends I have who don't know I am trans also is increasing (which my friend Sherry says is the ultimate litmus test).It's not better just different because there are definite disadvantages to being a woman in this world to be sure. It is changing for the better but just not quickly enough.
It is a long adjustment period and my life is very different now than when it was just a series of outings; something which can only be explained when one lives it.