For the most part I think WBTs and MBTs are pretty neat cool people although some are frightfully messed up. I’m not talking about the mentally messed up embracers of AGP or those who espouse ultra right wing racist or woman hating crap.
I can understand getting trapped by drugs and or booze. Been there done that. That comes from being an abused child growing up into being an abused adult. Most don’t manage to get clean and sober the way I did and that’s a pity.
No! I’m talking about those few sisters who polymorphize themselves into bizarre experiments in plastic surgery, caricatures of combining exagerated objectified and hypersexualized physical attributes together.
This isn’t strictly something done by WBTs although the motivation for this particularly scolding piece is a particular WBT.
In the 1980s I encountered Sulka, a walking blob of liquid silicone injections and strange plastic surgery. She was more of an embarassment than half the transgender people I’ve met.
I had this deep revulsion and fear that people would look at this collection of body modifications and think that was what I too was about.
Now we have Amanda Lapore. Yuck… I’d rather be photographed hugging Monica Helms or Autumn Sandeen, who at least have positive intent even if they push the transgender thingie to the point of erasing women with a history of transsexualism from public consciousness.
We worked so long and so hard to be taken seriously only to have this freak get labeled as the #1 transsexual.
The only positive thing I can say about her is that if that is what the public thinks we are about it makes total stealth easier for the rest of us.