The whole thing with people claiming obscure intersex conditions but insisting on hanging out on transsexual lists. Why are you here? Really? Why aren’t you confining yourselves to Intersex lists?
When it comes to getting transsexualism removed from the DSM we do not need a bunch of IS people who all too often come off as disordered narcissists hijacking the debate by standing around proclaiming how special and different they are from ordinary transsexuals. Folks who come off as neurotic if not flat out psychotic.
I’m starting to think that Intersex is another variation on “classic transsexual”. An argument for special exceptionalism, a way of assuaging internalized transphobia.
I am looking at the world and seeing that when it comes to getting our legal rights protected the physical cause argument is a total waste of time. A form of wanking that may feel good but does nothing to end discrimination in employment, marriage, housing etc. The world wide patterns of discrimination against people of color where the darker one’s skin the more vicious the discrimination shoots that one full of holes.
I also have serious doubts regarding the supposed huge numbers of infant sex reassignment surgery. I am starting to have the feeling this may have been something done as an experiment back in the 1940-50s rather than any sort of common practice. That the idea of this being wide spread is contradicted by the specialized nature of such surgery. It would be expensive and would require a major medical center. Perhaps nations with a National Health System, but there would be a major paper trail. Here in the US where private plans are the only plans other than out of pocket, Health Insurance Programs regularly deny even life saving procedures and avoid the controversial.
But here transkids are in major conflict with the so called Intersex activists. While intersex activists seem to be anti-childhood sex reassignment people with transsexualism and transgenderism are pushing for the rights of children to transition at a younger and younger age with their rights to a safe education in schools with non-discriminatory policies.
As some one who had my ability to seek medical assistance in changing sex put off until 21 as that was the legal age of majority back in the 1960s I know how having to delay transition damaged my access to an education.
It really doesn’t matter much if some 25% of us show various non-specified (by Benjamin) physical indications. we aren’t special. We aren’t unicorns forced to live in a world of ordinary horses. We are just another transsexual and considering how we are more like one in a thousand rather than the much earlier statistics of one in one hundred thousand we are pretty common, something that surely comes as a blow to the egos of narcissists.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is somewhat common among people with transsexualism. It grows out of being the only one as a child and can be seen in those who run around in our circles with all sorts of reasons as to why they are better than the rest of the trannies whom they often describe in a manner one can only describe as condescending.
So I cheerfully wave bye-bye to all the intersex people with rare and often contradictory bizarre conditions. This blog isn’t about you this blog is about people with transsexualism and their rights.