By Maggie Fox
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Reposted with author’s permission
Manchester, UK. It was far harder for me to come out as a lesbian feminist than it was to seek and achieve sex reconstructive surgery because of the transgender myths: you can keep external genitalia, penetrate a woman (or another man), and call it lesbian sex.
I blogged my reconstructive journey once I made the irrevocable decision to seek surgery as I knew that the medical establishment was going to be a problem and they quickly proved me correct on that one.
The fact that they pursued me beyond legal and medical completion does show a quite incredible level of vindictiveness, but then in England I have an incurable political illness — or rather that is what the medical establishment demands I accept. They are learning that, at whatever cost to me, I never will bow to the whims of the psychiatric medical charlatans and the corrupt civil service and politicians that support them.
WHEN OPPONENTS HOVER ABOVE THE LAW
They think they are all powerful and above the law and do this in the belief that they gain more lesbian, gay and bisexual votes than they lose from women who object to men (defined as those with external genitalia) demanding unrestricted access to women only spaces.
The mathematics of that is (of course) wrong but they assume that as women have “accepted inequality in wages” and are according to Abrahamic religions the possessions of men unlikely to vote them out. (In England we vote political parties out rather than in.)
So, politicians advised by their civil servants, support “transgender” as the correct meaningful status especially as it satisfies the heterosexual male fear of inadvertently being gay by failing to distinguish a woman classified male at birth from one with the correct classification at birth. In England you can never have your original birth certificate ripped up you have to go on a “nudge, nudge, wink wink” list before you get a new one.
Transgender also appeases Abrahamic religions who will not readily accept sex reconstruction and it satisfies the fundamental right of doctors to determine your sex and once determined never ever allow it to be corrected. Doctors are much more used to being above the law than politicians and even better at defending themselves with layers of meaningless bureaucracy.
I recently had three doctors in England deliberately and maliciously deny basic medical science they were taught in medical school to maintain the political illness rules of the charlatan psychiatrists of a gender identity clinic. I am legally advised not to name and shame them as I know the National Health Service would immediately allocate considerable resources to silence and bankrupt me. What I can say is that in my humble opinion you would be very foolish to transition in Manchester!
But I digress. This article is meant to be an action plan on how to …
DESTROY THE MYTHS OF TRANSGENDER
Let me start the section by saying I have no problem with cross dressing men gay or straight, transvestites, drag queens or whatever label those men chose but they are what they are men not women. They are entitled to equality under the law in whatever sex they choose. They must however remember that there are only two legal sexes male or female so they really must pick one and get on with life on the basis of the one they choose.
So here are some simple practical ways to have maximum impact.
1 Tell everyone that the words sex and gender are interchangeable and mean the same thing, and that the general public knows it.
This annoys the hell out of queer / gender political activists who will jump up and down spouting their theories and definitions that simply make them look ridiculous.
2 Use the word transvestite not transgender when describing non operatives.
The general public understand transvestite as a man who wears a skirt. It is not prejudice to use that word merely descriptive.
3 Make it clear that transgender or transsexual is a transitory state between male and female and should be no longer than two years and two months — that is the time it takes to get a UK Gender Recognition Certificate.
USA citizens will need to adapt when I use this termininology as I’m using English Law here. However, the principle of a transitory status — hence transgender or transsexual — is easy for the public and even politicians to understand.
4 Make it clear that drag acts are as offensive to all women in the same way as the Black and White Minstrel Shows were to non Caucasians.
5 State that it is discriminatory to all women to allow male bodied (external genitalia) people unrestricted access to women-only places.
Disabled facilities are an acceptable compromise for those in transition.
6 Remind people that there is no list of illnesses that prohibits anesthesia for life threatening conditions — just recommendations on what types of anesthesia to use and how to apply it.
SRS by local anesthetic may not be ideal but it can be done and failure to undergo SRS is most certainly life threatening!
7 Keep all discussions simple and understandable: use male and female, man and woman, boy and girl.
Trying to change binary social order is what queer / trans politics is all about make them see that and support based on perverse interpretations of equality will dwindle.
8 If you are lesbian or gay then use your membership of lesbian and gay groups to constantly question the addition of T (trans).
There is no logic in the queer / trans agenda being grouped with sexual orientation. I will be lobbying the great and the good at Manchester Pride on this subject. What they don’t realise — or chose to ignore — is the damage to health imposed by policies that mandate one hormone tablet a day and you can have a Viagra tablet if it affects your sex drive whist refusing to prescribe anti-androgens for those waiting for surgery.
9 If you are religiously inclined go back after surgery and support the binary sex philosophy.
It is much easier for Christians and Muslims to accept sex reconstruction than fetishistic behaviour (see Practical Step No. 2, above).
10 Most importantly of all, be there in the real world and do not hide away.
The biggest mistake we can make is fear. I’m not saying be reckless as the same caution should be used against predatory males as any other woman does.
THE PERFECT PROOF
Remember though that the ultimate “passing” proof is nudity — something a transvestite can’t do — and remind other women of that simple fact.
Other women constitute our guarantee of destruction of the myths of gender and the proof that you are one of them. Women are generally polite and tolerant to transvestites when believing them to be gay men, whilst naturally suspicious of lesbian type arguments of transgender. Women rightly fear forced penetrative sex and women with history are no different so again remind them.
Women are fundamentally different to men in the way they think and speak to each other and that is innate as a woman’s brain dictates that she does things differently to a man and you cannot fake it or learn it you either have it or you don’t.
Women will understand that men will have to disagree. lol
Don’t be afraid to be one or the other.
Peace, Love and Light