The Transphobia of Self-Loathing Transgender People

I’ve gotten tired of being abused and called names by members of the Transgender Borg Cult.

I still support issues like a trans-inclusive ENDA, Marriage Equality, and inclusive Hate Crimes law,s mainly because I know the Transgender Inc and Transgender Borg Cult do not speak for all transgender people, but are more representative of a bunch of heterosexual cross dressing  abusive men.

Too bad I already gave out the award for the coining of a new abusive term for post-transsexual women.  The phrase, “Genitalia Surgery Essentialists”

That means “anti-trans trans people” misses out.

Now I know what the person, who hurled this insult meant, and who it was directed at, but, if a phrase ever merited unpacking and deconstructing for analysis, it is this one.

Obviously it was directed at post-SRS women (in all this most F to M folks are sacred and immune to the abuse by the Transgender Borg Collective), particularly those who have the audacity to say “We are not ‘transgender’, stop labeling us as being transgender.”

Because being post-SRS and wanting to be just an ordinary woman is heresy according to the dictum of the Transgender Borg Cult.

There is however one group that seems immune to all these abusive labels and I am not talking about our, ever useful to the Transgender Borg cult, F to M brothers.

No there is another completely different set of transgender people who think it is of much higher status to claim you are transsexual, albeit “non-op” or “no-op”, rather than transgender.  These folks come off as “status seekers” sort of the way we have to put up with transsexual people who aren’t really transsexual, in spite of changing their assigned at birth sex in middle age, but are rather “intersex”.

Both groups come off as rather sad.  I sort of want to tell both to take up the Serenity Prayer, even if you are an Atheist and accept yourself for what you are rather than seeking to improve your status by claiming membership in another nearly equally despised and discriminated against group.

Learn to deal with it.  I’ve watched too many people spend too many years claiming to be transsexual when they are actually transgender.

If the Transgender Borg Collective ever gave up that trying to attach a higher status to transsexual and just accepted transgender as an equally valid status then they could perhaps focus on their own internal issues.

Transsexual and transgender are not the same thing.  Each group has it’s own set of issues that are different issues.

Instead of pointing a finger at post-transsexual women and coming up with new and abusive phrases for us y’all might want to examine your own lives and ask why you can’t accept and love yourselves as transgender people instead of claiming you are something you are not.

Too often I hear transsexual wannabees with a ton of reasons why they can’t get surgery now or why they couldn’t do it when they were young.  Or the it’s too hard to get the money.

Yeah its hard, many of us were totally cut off from our families because we decided to do this.  (I last saw my birth family in October 1967).  Many of us have had to do things like sex work that we didn’t want to do in order to survive and to get surgery.

You dishonor those sacrifices and struggles by demanding to be considered the same as us without getting your sex reassignment surgery.

The transgender community would be a far more supportive place for many very needy people if the Transgender Borg Collective laid aside all the freaking word games and status seeking and focused on developing the self esteem and self acceptance of actual transgender people.

But that would be too easy and envy/jealousy are to tempting.  Word games and name calling is too exciting.

The real trans hating transgender people waste their energy coming up with new insults for post-transsexual women and nursing excuses as to why they too can’t get SRS.  At the same time many have enough money to buy home, cars and travel to conferences,  things I would have never given priority to over SRS.  Even though I did spend the money a couple of times to get friends out of a jam.

As inequality spreads, Middle America speaks out

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For Anarchist, Details of Life as F.B.I. Target

From The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/us/29surveillance.html?_r=1&hp

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Published: May 28, 2011

AUSTIN, Tex. — A fat sheaf of F.B.I. reports meticulously details the surveillance that counterterrorism agents directed at the one-story house in East Austin. For at least three years, they traced the license plates of cars parked out front, recorded the comings and goings of residents and guests and, in one case, speculated about a suspicious flat object spread out across the driveway.

“The content could not be determined from the street,” an agent observing from his car reported one day in 2005. “It had a large number of multi-colored blocks, with figures and/or lettering,” the report said, and “may be a sign that is to be used in an upcoming protest.”

Actually, the item in question was more mundane.

“It was a quilt,” said Scott Crow, marveling over the papers at the dining table of his ramshackle home, where he lives with his wife, a housemate and a backyard menagerie that includes two goats, a dozen chickens and a turkey. “For a kids’ after-school program.”

Mr. Crow, 44, a self-described anarchist and veteran organizer of anticorporate demonstrations, is among dozens of political activists across the country known to have come under scrutiny from the F.B.I.’s increased counterterrorism operations since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Other targets of bureau surveillance, which has been criticized by civil liberties groups and mildly faulted by the Justice Department’s inspector general, have included antiwar activists in Pittsburgh, animal rights advocates in Virginia and liberal Roman Catholics in Nebraska. When such investigations produce no criminal charges, their methods rarely come to light publicly.

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