You can bitch at me for these observations, but if you are honest you admit they have crossed your mind too…
Some things have just gotta be said:
Is any one else as sick as I am of the so called “transman” Thomas Beatie’s parlor trick of baby dropping? WTF? Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you have to join the freaking quiver full movement.
It is tired and just makes transsexuals who want to be taken seriously look foolish. It has turned into a “Stupid Trannie Trick”.
Like those who use birth certificate games to enter “same sex marriages”. Hint it isn’t a same sex marriage if the state views it as a heterosexual one. If you want to marry a same sex partner and your state doesn’t recognize same sex marriage then a road trip is in order.
Going on Jerry Springer or any other “Reality TV Show” and outing yourself is always a bad idea. Especially if you aren’t into exploiting the exposure.
Acting like you have real heterosexual privilege and not getting wills as well as certified documents saying your partner was aware of your medical history is both stupid and asking for grief. For what it is worth… Even though it is a heterosexual marriage get married someplace that recognizes marriage equality. That is what inter-racial couples used to do and for now so should you.
Then there is a survey being circulated by Mona Rae Mason…
It claims to be studying attraction to transsexual/transgender people by other transsexual /transgender people. It is located at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X9BBY3R. Now why has this survey set me off even more than most of them? For one thing I have a WBT life partner. For another thing I have had several extended intimate relationships with either WBTs or with transgender women.
The study does the same sort of fetishizing of TS/TG women that one finds in she/male or transvestite literature. It never looks beyond the sexually objectifying.
When it got to the type appearances/clothing that turned me on I said jeans and slogan t-shirts with piercings and tats, “Lisbeth Salander.” I was kidding but mostly I am drawn to people who like art and literature and are more at home on a picket line/concert/museum/used book store/funky restaurant than in some sort of glamorous erotic setting.
Why do people doing these sorts of studies try to treat us like transvestites or she/male hookers? One expects more from someone in the transgender community.
When will I ever learn to not expect more?