A transsexual scientist is saying some really interesting things about life as a female scientist and life as a male scientist.
A transsexual friend of mine in a place I used to live said similar, though less extreme things. She found her new status as a women meant increased attention from shop clerks and less respect at work.
Ben Barres, once Barbara Barres, talks about much more serious problems in his career. I've faced a few unpleasant situations as a result of my gender, but I never faced the level of discouragement Barres did.
But then, I wasn't trying to be a scientist.