As a post-transsexual woman and feminist the language of the Transgender Borg Collective often makes me want to scream at them.
Count me out of the cult when you use words or phrases like:
- T-Girl… Number one if you are past a certain age and most TGBC members who use this one passed that point decades ago referring to yourself as a girl in the singular is at best infantilizing. While collectively used in phrases such as “girl’s night out” or “getting together with the girls” such reference takes on a certain colloquial je ne sais quoi the construct of “T-girl” sounds straight out of a bad Virginia Prince manual instructing one on the fine points of being a woman though male.
- “GG” again this phrase is so totally transvestite speak that I don’t know where to begin in my criticism of it. “Genuine Girl”??? WTF were you born? did you sleep through the entire 1960s and 70s? Or were you trapped in “Pink Essence of Pink, Pink Transfantasia”? “Genetic Girl”??? WBT is short for “Woman Born Transsexual” Tina and I were very specific in our constructing of the phrase to suggest that transsexual is something one is born. That would suggest a genetic role. But more accurate the annoying part is the second “G”. “Girl”? How freaking stone age is that one? Do these people have even one ounce of feminist consciousness?How about something like: Assigned Female At Birth. Oh I know that connects femaleness to sex and not to the Pink essence of transgender gender essentialism.
- I’ve become extremely tired of “cis-sexual” or “cis-gender”. Why are we supposed to use some sort of newspeak when non-transsexual or non-transgender works perfectly fine?
I could go on and probably will but this is enough for now.
I left the ghetto years ago and out in the real world beyond the gates of Pink, Pink Transfantasia ordinary men and women including lesbian, gay and post-transsexual folks do not use this sort of transspeak.