I am not part of the Transgender Community.
I am not part of some transgender activist’s ratty assed umbrella. So don’t call me transgender. Calling me transgender is an insult.
This is particularly true since the term was coined by a misogynistic transsexual hating dirty old man in a dress named …. Well he had so many freaking names I don’t know where to start so I’ll settle on the last two Charles Prince aka Virginia Prince.
Out of my own decency I will use she and Virginia just as I would with any other drag queen or heterosexual transvestite.
Back before she went full time or transgender she penned one of the vilest most misogynistic pieces of literature I’ve read.
The feminist community didn’t get drag queens but they have historic location within the L/G world that also embraced lesbian butch/femme roles.
Prince wrote a short book called A Transvestite and His Wife a rather strange maual teaching transvestite how to keep their wive under their thumbs. She outline all the lies and the con jobs to use as strategies.
She was one of the founders of Tri-Ess, a homophobic organization for heterosexual cross dressers only. It was filled with men claimed pure hetrosexuality and an abhorence toward those transsexuals who had their dicks cut off so they could become transvestites with inverted penises. (Their language not mine).
Prince had an absolute hatred for post-SRS women who came out as lesbians. At best considering us transvestites who went too far.
Prince had a fondness for coining terms because transvestite suggested.. I don’t know what since the terms she came up with like femmophile, cross dresser and transgender failed to add anything to the discourse.
But it is particularly that last term “transgender”. I had little problem with its initial usage as it did describe a demographic consisting of people who lived full time as women, taking hormones, having breast implants, facial surgery and electrolysis who looked similar to transsexuals but with an essential difference of likng penises and not really wanting sex reassignment surgery.
Okay transgender has greater dignity than drag queen and creates a term somewhere inbetween transvestite and transsexual, which is fine if you believe there is a continuum and not several similar appearing categories that in reality bear only superficial points of commonality.
All well and good until the 1990s when I suddenly found my life and dignity co-opted by a bunch of penis people who claimed I was just like them. Now being a strong willed woman with a radical past and a potty mouth I answered that colonization with a hearty, “Fuck this shit!”
I am not transgender, hell I’m so far past transsexual that it is a purely historical artifact residing in medical records.
I like the idea of WBT or Women Born Transsexual or women with a transsexual history but I’m not a member of a community that includes people who live full time as members of a sex not co-ordinated with their current genitals.
I give a hearty fuck you to anyone who tries to colonize me with retroactively extending the definition backwards to sex assigned at birth.
That is a gross violation of my autonomy and right to self define. It fascist and as oppressive as anything handed out by the right wing or Cristofascists.