This thread comes up every few months and apart from being pretty tired by now, the only positive thing that can be said is that every time it comes up, more and more women qualify as pilots. It's no longer the issue it was 20 or 30 years ago (nor should it be); becoming a pilot is a great achievement for anyone.
I did, however, find the story about the PIA pilot who was attacked by her own villagers when she was going to school, in her youth, heartwarming (not, of course, the fact she was attacked!!). It just shows us that where there's a passion, an enthusiasm and a sense of purpose, virtually anything can be achieved.
I've flown with only a handful of female pilots over the years - a few with BA
and Aer Lingus, one with Qantas - but it hardly raises an eyelid among pax; they know their airline has high standards and they know their pilots, regardless of gender, are trained to that standard.
As for Pete/M717's claims, there is a very small number of transgender pilots in the US; four, I believe (including one 757/767 captain) are with AA
and one each with Delta, NWA and US Airways. That in itself is an achievement for them, as well as a step forward for airlines. I'm sure there are quite a number of TG
flight attendants and TGs in other aviation disciplines. Why should aviation be closed to them, just because they've been through a particularly painful and difficult process. Good luck to them!