WBT Civil Rights Issues

For the last 10 years I have been saying that the only real basic civil rights issue women of transsexual history should be concerned with regarding themselve is the proposition that after surgical sex reassignment that we are legally treated identically with women born women, “normborns”.

When infants are born they are assigned as male or female based on a quick look between the legs.  It is only if that is inconclusive that other steps are taken.

Instead of wordy rapping games about gender and constructs, textual/subtextual readings and other post modern bullshit we should have the same standard applied to our sex assignments.  If you have a penis/phallus you are male, a vulva/vagina then you are female.  With all rights and legal definitions that apply to normborns now applying to us.

This means I was never big on marriages entered into as heterosexuals prior to coming out continuing using some sort of word games and legal mumbo jumbo.  I’ve modified that one now that same sex marriage is becoming more accepted but I still think it had the potential for getting declared men even after SRS.

I do not want “transgender anti-discrimination protection” for myself.  I want the same anti-discrimination protections extended to normborn females.

In short first and foremost I stand for the recognition of post-SRS women and men being treated as members of the sex to which they have been reassigned.

This should have absolutely nothing to do with transgender issues.  Too long transgenders have tried to claim sameness.  Now I’m a liberal, even left wing progressive woman and I will write letters of support for causes that are not my own but the hegemonic colonization of the lives of post-SRS women tends if anything to both anger me and to make me disinclined to offer the same enthusiastic support I might otherwise automatically give.

I am not transgender I never have been and the word game that claims we are alike is a scam, a con game that throws a ton of red herrings to cover up the reality and that is that people with transsexualism are different from people with transgenderism (even though both are probably innate just as so many things are).  We get SRS, they have a million excuse all of which have a subtext of liking their boy-toy too much to have surgery that makes it into a girl-toy.

Futher many transgender people are misogynistic with a distinct contempt of women that denies women the right to say that women are adult females.  I have heard some of the vilest abuse and had my genitals describe in the identical manner by right wing religious freaks, Janice Raymond and Transgender Rights Activists (TGRAs)

In short I am a woman identified woman and I want to be treated identically to all other women.  I do not want to be included in transgender rights protections.

Our Issues Aren’t the Same as Transgender Issues

When was the last freaking time you even thought about restroom usage?

Maybe you did when you first transitioned but that is one of those things that becomes a past issue pretty quickly for most of us.  Now I realize there are certain people, who because of build etc are never going to get past that one.  But they too tend to find a place in the world where they can be comfortable.

When it comes to employment age discrimination and sex discrimination are far bigger issues for me than “transdiscrimination”.

Now I can hear the rapidly ramping up of the whine volume that starts with the accusation of selfishness, callousness and escalates into acusations of self-hatred and bigotry.  But this does not erase the fact that as we assimilate into just being members of the sex to which we have been reassigned our issues become the same as women of the age and class to which we belong.

These days that often includes fear of layoffs, company closings, loss of life savings, loss of pention plans and fear of being too old to get another decent job.

For some of us strange bigoted legal rulings leave us concerned about issues of inheritance should our husbands/spouses die without a will or the games insurance companies play.  For others of us the right to get married to avoid the discrimination faced by same sex couples upon the death of their partner is at the forefront.

It may seem odd but I have a hard time working up any sort of righteous anger regarding what people have to go through to get SRS these days.  Transition sucks.  It always has and will probably still suck years after I’m dead.  I didn’t opt to make counseling sisters my life’s work.  Some sisters do and for them this remains a problem.

It would be really helpful for us to have lists of doctors we could go to in major cities across the nation and around the world, who know about hormones and our special needs when dealing with endocrine issues.  What I don’t need are the names of transition facilitators.

Nonetheless I still support ant-discrimination and anti-hate crimes laws even if these do not directly affect me just because doing so feels right but other than signing petitions and writing letters I have other matters of political interest that are more my causes.