Alright, I’ll bite once on this and I’ll respectfully bow out of further conversation regarding this.
You said- “The person dressed in said manner has a condition where their brain perceives that they are female, but were given the body of a male.”
I think you’re trying but the way you phrased it is kind of insulting. Transgender people aren’t broken. They’re not sick. A transgender woman is a woman, not a man. If you disagree I won’t be able to change your mind, but I’m not going to worry about how other people want to present themselves to society.
My post was not meant as a lure to get you to "bite." If it came off that way then I apologize. I was genuinely requesting your guidance because I didn't see where I confused the issue, and I am still not exactly clear. If what I said is "kind of insulting", I would imagine that Mayo Clinic's description of symptoms of gender dysphoria and its listing in the in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose mental conditions must be at the very least equally insulting. They literally describe it as a mental condition and I left out the word mental in my hypothetical explaination to my daughter. I never referred to a transgender woman as sick. My hypothetical description to my daughter was a very simplistic way to describe why a transgender woman is wearing a skirt and is based on what leading experts in the medical community refer to as gender dysphoria. One of the symptoms being "a strong desire to be treated as the other gender or an alternate gender different from the assigned gender" and a second "symptom being a strong desire for the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics of the other gender."
Assuming I am completely daft and in this case maybe I am, can you please in layman's terms describe the difference in a transgender woman wearing a dress and a man wearing a dress? In your opinion, the hypothetical description I gave to my daughter is "insulting." Understand I do not want to be insulting. I want to be correct and also understand your perspective. The understanding of another perspective is the basis for better communication between those who may disagree.
Given my daughter and most inquisitive children (and adults for that matter) will not be satiated by simplistic answers such as "because they want to" or "because I said so," how should it be explained to a child who seeks further understanding. And believe me, they do seek for better understanding as we all do.
Edit: To be clear, just as you I don’t care how someone chooses to present themselves in society.