I use “Cybele’s Knife” as a form of Occam’s razor rather than as an actual historical referent.
Joanne Proctor said:
Trying to comprehend WBT-Classical-HBS transsexualism as an identity problem is what causes the misunderstandings, both between us and TG affected individuals, and with the way our condition is understood by psychologist, psychotherapists and all the other so-called experts.
We are simply not being listened to and that is what creates our frustration!
Please accept that this post is not a personal criticism. Its the beliefs that are wrong. And those beliefs a precisely why WBT-Classical-HBS transsexuals need a distinct voice of our own.
Let me return to the pregnancy analogy to explain why. Joann introduced the transsexual who doesn’t want to change sex into the discussion. Yet changing anatomical sex is precisely what Classical- WBT – HBS transsexualism
is all about. It isn’t an add-on, designed to complete a change of gender role behavior and expression.
The argument that some individuals, who don’t want to change sex, must be accepted as WBT-HBS-Classical transsexuals is one of the many claims that conflates our experience with transgenderism, and frustrates our attempts to obtain an independent voice.
SRS cuts through the bullshit. As far as I am concerned it is the Cybele’s Knife that cuts through all the transgender blather.
While I am willing to work with transgenders on an ad hoc basis regarding certain issues I still think their convoluted gender arguments are nothing but reactionary bullshit that is in total accord with some of the most misogynistic, anti-progressive reactionary thinking I have seen in the 60+ years I’ve been on the planet.
The idea of making gender the prime consideration determining women or men is incredibly oppressive to women since it makes women into a permanently submissive class defined by the patriarchal power structure.
It means any woman not conforming to the feminine mystique becomes ‘transgender” and any man who does not meet the ascribed standard of masculinity is also considered transgender.
Then there is the blither about identity. I am not because of anything I do but because I identify as comes across as mentally disturb ed.
I can buy some one deserving respect when they live as a member of a sex not consistent with their current genitals. The respect is earned by the act of doing. However sans the doing one is left with delusion and I do not feel constrained to honor delusion.
I also highly value individuality over conformity, the social individualist who challenges authority including that authority that dictates proper gender behavior. The woman who tells anyone who calls her “lady” to fuck off because she isn’t royalty. The queen who makes the entire bar or street magical as she sashays her gender fucking, finger snapping drag queen ass down it up setting the straights and wrecking the entire idea of normal.
The reduction of this to transgender word games should be a felony.
Cybele would not be amused