Anytime I see a “Transgender” Research Survey I realize that it is automatically there to support a foregone conclusion. Actually they have taken to to getting rid of non-transgender identified transsexuals and post-transsexuals in the first question.
This one by Justin Tanis is just too typical It claims to be :
“Comprehensive National Survey on Transgender Discrimination launched by National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force”
It is repleate with this little gem:
“This is an absolutely critical national effort. We urge all transgender and gender non-conforming people to take the survey to help guide us in making better laws and policies that will improve the quality of life for all transgender people. We need everyone’s voice in this, everyone’s participation.” – Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality”
As I said WBTs who do not identifiy as either transgender or gender variant are not welcome in this so called comprehensive survey. But of course we are the elitists for not toeing the line and wearing the transgender for life t-shirt.
Now call me masochistic if you will but I actually clicked on this survey, actually I did so in the interests of investigative journalism.
Here’s what I found:
1. Do you consider yourself to be transgender/gender non-conforming in any way?
No. If no, do NOT continue.
If you click the no box and then try to answer the questions in a manner that would be appropriate for a WBT or woman with a past medical history of transsexualism you will not be able to continue past the first page.
Maybe people should let the following two researchers know they feel hegemonically erased by this approach.
You can ask questions about this research.
Questions concerning this project should be directed to:
National Center for Transgender Equality
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Susan Rankin, Ph.D
Research Associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802