Listening to people caught up in the Transgender Borg Collective makes my head hurt.
It is like listening to either the anti-sex branch of “radical feminism” or some of the Christo-Fascist right wing.
Every time I hear it I feel like I am listening to the iPhone app. version of the gospel according to gender variant Arnold Lowman aka. Virginia Prince.
The heterosexual transvestite always manages to shine through all the psychobabble bullshit about gender and identity.
Today on a thread on Bilerico, someone who shall remain anonymous, to avoid making my using this quote into a battle of personalities and to avoid my turning this person into a target of scorn and invective posted the following quote:
I received a full GID Diagnosis in 2008, began hormone therapy, and received my Gender Realignment Surgery in January, 2011 after clearing two more psychologists’ recommendations. I identify as transgender because I think it’s a more appropriate term to define who I am. I do not like using the word transsexual to describe myself because I do not like the implication of sexuality that it implies. I’m happy to identify as a transgender lesbian.
I’m currently reading, They Say You’re Crazy: How The World’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal by Paula J. Caplan. If one ever wishes to study the creation of a fictitious DSM category I would suggest they study the purely political creation of the pathology called GID.
That one grew out of Prince’s conversations with Stoller and his haunting of so much of the early literature. Along with a the right wing Christo-fascist cult of Rekers, McHugh, Raymond, Daly etc.
So needless to say I am not impressed when someone treates their “GID” diagnosis as something to be proud of.
I never had GID because GID hadn’t been invented yet when I went through the process. Hell they were barely starting work on the Prince based idea of Gender Dysphoria.
I’m always amazed when someone who had a sex change operation has to find weasel words to deny what the operation actually did.
What the fuck is “Gender Realignment Surgery”? It sounds like taking apart a wrecked car and putting the frame in a realignment gig to rebuild it.
Gender is bullshit. It is just a way of oppressing women while side-stepping all the 1970s critiques of sex role oppression.
Oooh gender, a plastic fantastic concept for people unwilling to be honest.
Oh I don’t like transsexual because it sounds like sex and that is nasty. I like gender instead because it sounds so pure and virginal and Barbie like. Where as sex sounds like I might actually have a cunt, now and passions. Lust, that I can finally express.
What the fuck is a “Transgender Lesbian”? Is that a bull-dyke? Or is it a Boi?
Lesbians are women who love other women. End of freaking story.
Haven’t you ever heard of “Woman Identified”? It means putting women and the interests of women first. If feminism is the theory lesbianism is the practice. How can you be woman identified if you put being transidentifed first?
And to think people actually wonder why I don’t want to be active in the Transgender Borg Collective…