Count Two in the Indictment of Prince

It is a given that Charles Virginia Prince was a misogynist.

The definition of misogyny is woman hating

On Page 62 of Docter’s haigography of Prince he lays out how Prince was the origin of the idea of divorcing man from male and woman from female.  In the transgender cosmology woman becomes a gender role and not an automatic attribute to being an adult female. This is from discussions with Dr. Robert Stoller circa 1962.

“One persistent theme pursued by Prince was her insistence on clarification of the differences between the words, sex and gender.  She insisted that the term sex should be biologically defined, while the term gender, should refer to attributes of masculinity and femininity  (to this point there is no conflict with standard thinking)  Hence, for sex one would speak of male and female, while man and woman would apply to gender.  Stoller credits Prince with this line of thinking.”

And if you buy that one I have some derivatives I am offering with a 15% return on your investment,just tell all your friends.

First of all gender is a socially constructed role that varies from time and place. Second man is an adult male, a woman is an adult female.  Gender is about masculinity and femininity and how well or poorly one enacts the socially constructed role.

Therefore one may be a masculine woman or a feminine man and still be a woman or a man since man and woman are linked to sex and not to a performed role i.e. the social construct of gender.

Hence some one with transsexualism changes sex * and in their reassigned sex may or may not adhere to a socially prescribed gender role or may well ascribe to new reworkings of those gender role stereotypes by becoming a lesbian feminist.

The misogyny comes into play with the idea that adherence to the gender role construct is what makes one a man or a woman rather than those being givens in accord with ones genitals.

This is a profoundly right wing conservative position that requires women adhere to male originated stereotypes or risk being considered “gender variant” or non-women.

* The motivation for seeking out sex reassignment surgery is coming to be viewed as an innate condition involving how hormones are processed within and individual as well as brain structures.

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