By Sophia Siedlberg
© 22 March 2009
Published with permission
Note: “Normborm” is a term that is used to describe the sort of people who pontificate about how other people should conform to certain standards. This is not a term aimed generally at men or women but those men and women who claim they have the right to make our lives sheer hell because they were “normal born” and we by comparison were not. Please understand this before reading.
One for the Trekkies:
“It’s genetic. Our tolerance for other life forms doesn’t extend beyond the two arm, two leg variety. I hate to break it to you, but when you’re in your natural state, you’re more than our poor old genes can handle.”
I heard that when sitting here watching Star Trek Deep Space 9, It was the bar owner called Quark talking to the changeling Odo. I had noticed on a number of occasions when Star Trek DS9 was on TV that Odo and his people called “The Dominion” would often refer to other species as “Solids” or “Monoforms”, and they often used that term in pretty much the same way I use “normborns” with a sort of deep-seated suspicion of an oppressive majority who for some reason seemed to be “hostile to difference”. The scriptwriter clearly understood something of how a lot of intersex people feel about “normborns” without realizing it. The real life answer to why “normborns” are hostile to intersex people is actually not that far removed from the words of a fictional bar owner. It most probably is genetic.
It is funny how in the TV show, the words “solids” and “monoforms” are uttered in pretty much the same distrusting and angry way the word “normborn” gets uttered by some of us. And it is true that normborns do seem to have some underlying biological motivation to give us a lot of grief all the time. It is not just prejudice either. It runs a lot deeper than that. Something in the normborn mind, just like something in the mind of the fictional bar owner, sparks off this reaction of disgust and fear. What seldom gets mentioned in such fiction is the resentment and anger the target of that disgust and fear can hold towards normborns. In this episode it was, and there was a “happy ending” of sorts.
But in real life it does not work like that. Yes, there are normborns who are rational enough to see beyond the genetically pre-programmed fear reaction, but I am not convinced that the fiction is reflecting the reality of this. My distrust of normborns stems from the horrible things I have had to witness, read about or endure. Take the recent so-called “controversy” about a tennis player called Sarah Gronert. She is just a woman with XY chromosomes. She is a woman who has succeeded in her sport and people simply do not like this, not because of how she may look (She looks like most other female competitors) or how she lives her life. No, the problem seems to be that the normborns do not like this woman winning tennis tournaments because she is a woman with XY chromosomes. This makes her “genetically male” to the fetid mind of the normborn. As such, they claim that she is biologically wrong, somehow an insult to “natural women” and has an “unfair male advantage”. This is of course irrational claptrap being peddled to justify what the normborns are really thinking, which stems from the fact that they are biologically pre-programmed with hatred of anything “different”.
And this is where I choose to turn the tables. So a woman in sport is found to have XY chromosomes, it does not confer any advantage on her, nor does this fact make her less of a woman. Ah yes! “Less of a woman”, that is an interesting phrase. We are supposed to say: “We are no less than any other woman or man” in order to legitimize ourselves to a bit of hostile genetic software in the minds of normborns. And whatever sex we say we are, the normborns will invariably claim we are the opposite. And when we accept that, then the normborns will say we were the first sex again. Why? Because they are pre-programmed genetically to be bloody minded and awkward. I say this because even when there is a mountain of evidence to show that Sarah Gronert or any woman with XY chromosomes is in fact simply a woman with XY chromosomes, the awkward rut monkeys and normborns will appear saying that she is a man (You will notice it is never “intersex”, probably “DSD”, if we are lucky but never “intersex”). If she decided, “Well OK, then I am a man”, it won’t be long (After the media frenzy about that) before some normborn somewhere will start saying “This is a woman and this woman is evil and should be banned from sport”.
“It’s genetic. Our tolerance for other life forms doesn’t extend beyond the male or female variety. I hate to break it to you, but when you’re in your natural state, you’re more than our poor old genes can handle.”
I simply substituted two or three words and turned a bit of politically correct fiction to cold fact. But have the normborns ever considered the horrible possibility that some intersex people may have another instinct to draw from, called “self preservation”? I have a biologically pre-programmed and socially re-enforced hatred of normborn bullshit. OK I “pass” as a given sex, but how long will it be before we get star trek style technology and we can point a mobile phone at someone and get their karyotype? (Figure out what chromosomes they have). I would give that in 20 or so years perhaps, one of the mobile phone manufacturers will come up with a new model called “The Happy Slapper 2030” which will be designed specifically for filming some intersex person being beaten up once they are detected. Such are the machinations of normborns.
What society will not do is take the time to explain why chromosomes are not the absolute markers of sex. For example, you find “male DNA” on the allegedly female “X chromosomes”. These regions of DNA are called Male Specific Regions and every woman has two copies of them.
Well that sort of spoils the happy slapping party a bit, doesn’t it? Well no, because that is more or less common knowledge. You can look up “MSR” on Wikipedia (if James Cantor has not wiped the pages describing them). It does not take a PhD in genetics to figure out the fact that sex differentiation is more complex than chromosomes. But you will also find lots of sport officials, media hacks and harpies and a lot of religious fatalists (in other words, normborns) running around saying, “We want the happy slapper 2030 mobile phone now”, because they are not interested in learning the finer points of human biology. (Yes, I did say human biology. This is not fiction; so get a
life). All they really want to do is find something “different” and hammer something “different” because after 3.5 billon years of evolution, the genetic retards have yet to shake off the effects of “Bigot DNA”.
The bottom line regarding all this stuff about women in sport being “genetically male” is one big fat lie, and it is being repeated so often people fail to believe the obvious physical evidence. I am not being funny but Sarah Gronert does not come across to me as a man, genetic or otherwise, but because the world is fed on the misguided lie that XX and XY chromosomes determine sex, they would believe that grass is purple if someone in the press or medical profession with an agenda told them to. People who rant in the media about Sarah Gronert
being a “man” are simply sheep who cannot see reality, just the lies they are fed that play on their herding instincts (Herding instincts being another expression of bigot genes). They will be ready and willing to believe that grass is purple, the world is flat and evolution never happened if they were also given the reward they are biologically predisposed to seek, to inflict pain on another human being.
We may as well be honest here. The reason they have problems with those who attack women like Sarah Gronert, i.e., the reason they have these whipped up “controversies” is so they can find someone to use and abuse. They are genetically programmed that way. The normborn who calls Sarah Gronert a “genetic male” is by the self same logic a genetic sadist, and genetic sheep who has zero intelligence and cannot even see the obvious. Why should they? They are pitiful creatures who are genetically programmed to act like sadistic jerks.
That is a genetic normborn. Sarah is not a genetic normborn, because her sex does not accord with the lie that chromosomes solely determine sex. (Obviously they don’t).
And I suspect that being a genetic normborn is not a good thing anyway. But I define genetic normborns as retarded evolutionary mistakes, purely because of the logic these genetic normborns use. (I am defining them by their rules, not mine.) Perhaps they may grow up and realize that calling someone a “genetic anything” is only going to backfire on them if they keep peddling ignorance about “genetic sex”.